Many parts of Penang, Malaysia feel reminiscent of other places I’ve seen in Asia. But the floating villages of clan jetty homes are unlike anything I’ve seen before on my travels. Long wooden piers extend from the shore into the water and small wooden homes line the edges of the pier. These original homes were… Continue reading Penang’s Water Village: The Clan Jetties
Asia is such a fascinating continent. It’s wildly diverse. It’s mountainous, tropical, rural, urban, populous, remote, affordable, expensive, naturally stunning and architecturally beautiful...all at once! I first visited Asia in 2005 when I traveled to India. I immediately overwhelmed by new sights, smells, tastes and sounds. And I also immediately in love with Asia. I… Continue reading Top 10 Favorite Places I’ve Visited in Asia…So Far!
On our 2017 trip back from Indonesia to the US, we had quite the layover experience. Although being 30 weeks pregnant was not how I originally made these travel plans. For Part 1 of our layover adventures in Seoul, South Korea, click here! From Seoul, we traveled onto Tokyo via the Narita Airport. Tokyo had… Continue reading Laying Over in Seoul & Narita Pt. 2
Singapore is a one of kind city/country. Nestled at the tail of of the Malay peninsula, Singapore has an identity all it's own. It's a culture collision, in the best way possible. Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern foods & places of worship blend seamlessly with European architecture and modern transportation and efficiency. It's one of the… Continue reading Fifteen Photos to Inspire You to Visit Singapore
Vietnam is a pretty great place. However, it had never really been at the top of my must-see locations until we moved to Asia. Then, I discovered low cost airlines that could transport me to relatively unknown places for limited finances. I've now been to Vietnam twice in the past 12 months, because I simply… Continue reading Fifteen Photos to Inspire You to Visit Vietnam
China is a vast country. It's the most populous in the world. It can feel overwhelming to think about trying to visit or travel through this incredibly enormous country. But it's worth it. Here's some photos to hopefully help inspire your travels through China. Traveling through China helped me understand Asia better. China has such… Continue reading Fifteen Photos to Inspire You to Visit China
You guys, Bali is pretty great. But a lot of people already know that. I don’t need to tell you that Bali is beautiful, it’s paradise on earth, it’s a tropical wonderland. You’ve seen Eat Pray Love. You know it already. And since the secret is out about Bali…many parts are simply overrun by tourists.… Continue reading Where There Are No Roads
When it comes to HaLong Bay, it’s really not about if you go, but how you go. This stunning bay filled with approximately 1,600 jutting limestone mountains is a UNESCO World Heritage and one of the top tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Any guidebook and any travel blog will recommend experiencing this incredible piece of… Continue reading Why HaLong Bay?
When it comes to HaLong Bay, it’s really not about if you go, but how you go. This stunning bay filled with jutting limestone mountains is a UNESCO World Heritage and one of the top tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Any guidebook and any travel blog will recommend experiencing this incredible piece of nature when… Continue reading HaLong Bay: The Detailed Experience
The capital city of Vietnam does not disappoint. Full of color, culture, cuisine and character, Hanoi has it's own vibe. The Old Quarter dominates the tourist attractions, but it's more than a tourist trap. The architecture and street life is unlike anything I've seen in Asia. Hanoi is a blend of colonial and modern, similar… Continue reading City Guide: Hanoi, Vietnam