America, Books, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Nepal, Pop Culture

Reading on the Road: My Top 10

For some reason, I read the most while traveling. Maybe it's because I'm not working my 9am - 5pm [or 10pm] job at home, but I just find that I read furiously while traveling. And since I'm traveling so much this year, I ambitiously gave myself a goal for 100 books this year. And I… Continue reading Reading on the Road: My Top 10

Planning, Pop Culture, Travel Gear

Travel and YOUR Happiness

I'm a bit of a research geek. I love reading and I love surveys. So I was really intrigued when I recently ran across the results of this travel survey done by G Adventures travel company that showed travel as more important to people's happiness than even marriage & family. Now, don't get me wrong,… Continue reading Travel and YOUR Happiness

Indonesia, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Pop Culture

Bali the Beautiful

Bali, Indonesia was a semi-unscheduled stop in our Asia travels this year. We didn't have it on our radar, but as the political situation in Thailand became more stressful and our plans for Phuket began to fall through, we began to look at adding a new location before heading to Cambodia. Thanks to AirAsia, Bali… Continue reading Bali the Beautiful

Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Pop Culture, Thailand

One Beautiful Night in Bangkok

As we prepare to leave Thailand soon, I've been reflecting on our two months in this beautiful nation, and all the amazing sights we've seen. The mountains & the beaches, the elephants & the tigers, and the cities. It's been wonderful. One the best moments from our time in Thailand was this one night in… Continue reading One Beautiful Night in Bangkok

America, Life in Asia, Pop Culture

Pan Am & Me

Some people bring comfort food when they travel to remind them of home, but I bring comfort entertainment. TV or movies that I can turn on and tune out and unwind after long bus rides or stressful days. Currently, I’ve been watching my way through the one-season wonder, Pan Am, the 2011 ABC drama that… Continue reading Pan Am & Me