Beaches, Indonesia, Inspiration, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Where There Are No Roads

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

America, Holidays, Indonesia, Language Learning, Life in Asia

Milestone.

Milestone: a stone functioning as a milepost. Guys, we’ve officially lived in Asia for ONE YEAR. It’s been one year of learning a new language, learning a new culture, living life and making friends. It’s been challenging, and it’s been wonderful. It’s been hot, and it’s been fun. We’ve seen our conversation abilities grow by… Continue reading Milestone.

America, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Holidays, Indonesia, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Photos & Video

10 Countries in 12 Months: Looking Back at 2014

This has been a pretty epic year of travel for me. Unlike any other for sure! As I sit in a condo in Mexico on New Year's Eve, I'm reminded of last New Year's Eve, where I stood on the Great Wall of China and think "How is this my life?!" Since tomorrow brings the… Continue reading 10 Countries in 12 Months: Looking Back at 2014

America, Photos & Video

JoyFilledWander for the Holidays

JoyFilledWander had some fun this month getting ready for the holidays! Since getting back from Asia, I've been getting some my photos printed as square prints with Artifact Uprising. I really loved how they turned out, and started selling them at events where we've been speaking about our travels and our work.Then I got a… Continue reading JoyFilledWander for the Holidays

America, Life in Asia

An American Girl Moves to Asia

What a year this has been. Never did I think how many adventures we'd have. Even when you plan a whole trip, and know your stops and goals, there's still the unknown. I wasn't sure if I would keep blogging here after this year, because it was a pretty specific blog idea, just the writings… Continue reading An American Girl Moves to Asia

Food, Funny & Weird, Holidays, Life in Asia, Thailand

8 Things I Loved in Thailand

Memories, moments, photos and souvenirs. I can make lists of the things I loved in Thailand, but I know I won't forget, because they are part of me now. 8. Mekong River Boat Ride to Laos Up at the Golden Triangle in Northern Thailand, as you gaze across into Myanmar & Laos, you can rent… Continue reading 8 Things I Loved in Thailand

China, Life in Asia, Nepal, Photos & Video

Road Trip to Tibet

"We'll see how far we can get." That's what our host told us when we talked about driving outside of Kathmandu Valley for the day. In monsoon season in Southern Asia, that may actually not be very far. But we were ambitious. We were hopeful. We were aiming for Tibet. Tibet is one of those… Continue reading Road Trip to Tibet

Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Bali Off the Beaten Path

Bali is a magical place. So many adventures to be had. So many sights to see. From beaches, to sunsets, to the food, and the architecture, it’s a breathtaking place. We finally made it up to Ubud this time, which proved to full even of more adventures. We motorbiked up from Jimbaran Bay, which was… Continue reading Bali Off the Beaten Path

Cambodia, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Few landmarks are as recognizable and awe-inspiring at the Angkor temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  These incredible religious structures were built in the 12th century, originally as places of Hindu worship, but have since been adopted by the Buddhists of Cambodia & beyond. Angkor Wat is so much more than just one temple, but a… Continue reading Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Planning

40 Countries Before 40

Clearly, I love to travel. I'm currently sitting in a hotel room in Bali, Indonesia, which happens to be the 21st country that I've visited. Travel is always something I’ve enjoyed. From family vacations when I was growing up to the exotic destinations my husband and I visit now, it’s part of me. I love to… Continue reading 40 Countries Before 40