Inspiration, Photos & Video, Travel Gear

Travel Photography from Me to You

I’m a shutterbug. I love snapping pictures wherever I go. Whether it’s on my iPhone, my Panasonic GH3, or even my GoPro, I’m always looking to capture a moment. For the past few years, I’ve been selling some of my travel photography in the form of square prints, magnets & buttons. The 5x5 square prints… Continue reading Travel Photography from Me to You

Food, Vietnam

Ngon Villa: Restaurant Review

Just outside of the Old Quarter, past the bustling streets crammed with tiny hotels and pubs, past the looming cathedral, you might just stumble past a restaurant in bright yellow French colonial style villa begging you to step inside. And you won’t be disappointed. Ngon Villa is a treat for the eyes and the tastebuds.… Continue reading Ngon Villa: Restaurant Review

City Guides, Food, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Vietnam

City Guide: Saigon, Vietnam

Saigon, or it's current name, Ho Chi Minh City, is a city worth visiting in Vietnam. This sprawling city is much larger than I anticipated, with over 10 million residents. This explains some of the ridiculous traffic we encountered! This ancient city is historically known as Saigon, but after the reunification of the city in… Continue reading City Guide: Saigon, Vietnam

Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Vietnam

Saigon Walking

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson Waking up in a new city or a new country rarely… Continue reading Saigon Walking

Food, Life in Asia, Vietnam

Saigon’s Street Food Scene

Within hours of getting off the plane in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, [or as it’s also called, Saigon], we hopped onto the backs of scooters for a street food tour of the city with Saigon on Bikes. Even the light rain couldn’t hold back our excitement for the tour. After living in Asia for… Continue reading Saigon’s Street Food Scene

Beaches, Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia

The World Below

The longer I live in Bali, the more I am in awe of the world around me. I thought I knew natural beauty, but I was wrong. America has some epic landscapes, and Florida has killer beaches. But Bali takes my breath away. From the rice fields to the volcano peaks to the Southern cliffs… Continue reading The World Below

Funny & Weird, Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Pop Culture

JoyFilledWander Snaps

Hey all you snappy SnapChatters out there! I’m giving this SnapChat thing a try! I recently discovered some of the great travel bloggers out there using SnapChat, like Expat Edna, Mark Wiens, and Drew "the Hungry Partier" Binsky. They are rocking it on SnapChat with more stories, photos and videos from the road. SnapChat has become… Continue reading JoyFilledWander Snaps

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

Top 10 Beaches in Bali for Photographers

Bali is a paradise of beaches. Any type of beach goer can find the beach of their dreams in Bali. Like surfing? Check out Uluwatu. Enjoy swimming & sunbathing? Nusa Dua is your beach. Like your beach with a side of party? Kuta & Seminyak is for you. Like to eat on the beach where… Continue reading Top 10 Beaches in Bali for Photographers

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

Secrets in Sanur

Some things are better left forgotten. We always assume that when something or someone has been forgotten, it’s a catastrophe. Forgotten birthdays, forgotten anniversaries, forgotten kids at school, or forgotten meals on stovetops. It usually doesn’t end well. But what about forgotten places? Too often a forgotten place leads to disarray, chaos and danger. But… Continue reading Secrets in Sanur

City Guides, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Singapore

Seeing Singapore in 3 Days

Singapore is a crossover city. It’s East meets West, it’s modern meets traditional, and it’s glam meets gritty. The former British city-country is known for it’s clean streets, intense traffic, high prices, and good food. So I wasn’t sure what to expect when we booked our trip to Singapore this year for our visa renewal trip.… Continue reading Seeing Singapore in 3 Days