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
Cambodia was my first Asian country crush. I traveled here by myself in 2009, and fell in love with it's simplicity and complexity. I was so excited to return to Cambodia with my husband and show him my favorites and discover new things together. Here's a little of what we loved in Cambodia. 4. Mike's… Continue reading 4 Things I Loved in Cambodia
Cambodia is a fascinating country, fresh with hope & optimism in the face of a tragic history. After the terror of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970’s and Pol Pot’s murderous involvement in the country until the 1990’s, Cambodia is in a rebuilding phase to say the least. Of the current population of 15.5 million,… Continue reading Where You Eat Matters in Cambodia
One the best/worst parts for an American traveling in Cambodia is the currency. Most of the country operates on the US dollar [why, I don’t know…], and everything is listed in the familiar currency. It’s so great not having to do math in my head when I want to know how much a cup of… Continue reading Making Some Riel Change!
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
Clothing can make or break your trip. The right clothes allow you to feel beautiful, equipped for the day's adventures, weather-ready, and fashionable. The wrong clothes leave you sweaty [or reversely, freezing], uncomfortable, frumpy, culturally inappropriate or just bored. So I always use a good bit of planning when it comes to clothes I pack.… Continue reading Traveling Light:: Part 2 – Clothing
So, we leave for Southeast Asia in just 5 days! We've been putting together our tentative route for others to follow along our journey. We're excited for all these cities that we will get to experience, and the new cultures with which we will fall in love. Here's also a link to a more interactive… Continue reading Mapped & Ready
I decided to start this blog when I realized that during 2014, I will be spend more time in Asia than America, our home nation. My husband and I are avid travelers, and love exploring new places together. And Asia is somewhere that has captured our hearts and minds for a while now. So we're… Continue reading Asia Bound!