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!
Nepal was a surprisingly amazing country. It was also probably my favorite to photograph. Everything from the scenery, to the architecture, to the people, it was absolutely beautiful. We primarily stayed in Kathmandu, and never got to see Nepal's claim to fame, Mount Everest, but the things we saw inspired us and changed us. So… Continue reading 9 Things I Loved in Nepal [that aren’t Mt. Everest]
While traveling through Asia this year, I’ve gotten used to being in the minority in a room. We’ve been to 2 of the 4 most populous nations in the world, so being an American girl in Asia is quite a small percentage. But I had a new first as a minority this past week. After… Continue reading The Only American Girl Leaving Nepal
Nepal is a culturally rich nation, and at the heart of their culture is religion. In the valley of Kathmandu, one can find elements of Buddhism, Hinduism, and animism almost everywhere. We visited a few of the well-known religious sites in the Valley and learned so much about the Nepali people, their worldview, and culture.… Continue reading Capturing the Culture of Kathmandu
A good fashion company is hard to find. I don't just mean good fashion, but a good company. One that uses environmentally friendly materials, and one that provides ethical & healthy jobs for it's employees. And is fashionable. It doesn't sound like a lot to ask for, but after so many news stories about sweatshops… Continue reading Fashion for Change
"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
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!