Jolly Swagman Backpackers in Sydney
4.0

JOLLY SWAGMAN BACKPACKERS HOSTEL IN SYDNEY

Our visit to Australia was more of a long layover in Sydney so we looked for a hostel that was close to downtown for us to easily visit in a short amount of time. Jolly Swagman Backpackers looked like a fun...
Sports 1 Hotel in Hue
4.7

SPORTS 1 HOTEL IN HUE

We chose to stay in Sports 1 Hotel in Hue mainly because of it's cool name. The hotel itself has nothing to do with sports, but still provided a lovely, relaxing stay that we were looking for at the time. It...
Kuhl Liberator Convertible Pants

GEAR REVIEW: KUHL LIBERATOR PANTS

Q: You need convertible trousers but don't want to look like too much a backpacker when walking the city streets, what do you do? A: Buy the Kühl Liberator Convertible pants. Kühl calls it...
Vietnam, travel, travel photography, Canon 5D Mark III, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Halong Bay Tour,

HOW TO DO HALONG BAY

You might have your entire vacation to Vietnam planned out--hotels, transport, tours, etc.--but before you throw that hard-earned money at a tour to Halong Bay take some time to read these thoughts. Don't...
Britnee with her dad

RECONNECTING WITH MY DAD

Monkey brain, it's what we’ll be eating for dinner, my dad signed to me on one of my first nights with him in Vietnam. It’s the Vietnamese way, he added. Really?! I asked, my sign language unnecessary...
Phuong Hoa Nha Trang Hotel
4.9

PHUONG HOA HOTEL IN NHA TRANG

After spending a sleepless night at an old, noisy budget hotel in Nha Trang, we packed our bags to look for a better place on foot. Just a few doors down we were pleasantly surprised to find Phuong Hoa Nha...
Vietnam, travel, travel photography, Canon 5D Mark III, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Halong Bay Tour,

VIETNAM PHOTO GALLERY: PART 2

We ended our Vietnam road trip with a nice rest on the beach in Nha Trang before continuing by train to Danang and the beautiful town of Hoi An. There we parted ways with Britnee's father Thuc and his...
Vietnam, travel, Asia, Mui Ne

VIETNAM PHOTO GALLERY: PART 1

Part of our time in Vietnam we spent road tripping from Biên Hòa--near Ho Chi Minh in the south--up to Hội An with Britnee's father and his girlfriend. Along the way we stopped in the beach/fishing town...
Britnee with family in Vietnam

WHO AM I?

“Where are you from?” a Thai man asked me as we were prepared to cross the border into Cambodia. “I’m American,” I replied thinking nothing of it. He proceeded to laugh as he examined me a little...
Travel, Valentines Day, Traveling with your wife, traveling with your husband, traveling with your spouse,

9 SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH YOUR PARTNER

It’s not easy being with your partner 24 hours, seven days a week. Trust us, we know. We’ve been doing it for 245 days so far. Why would we subject ourselves to this kind of torture? Well, for a trip...
Vinh Hung Library Hotel in Hoi An, Vietnam
4.6

VINH HUNG LIBRARY HOTEL IN HOI AN

A one-night stay is not enough at the Vinh Hung Library Hotel in Hoi An, Vietnam. This hotel was one of the prettiest hotels we've stayed and had the best free breakfast we've had on this trip. We could only...
Food, Vietnamese Food, Vietnamese, Vietnam, travel, travel in Vietnam, what to eat in Vietnam

YOU LIKE VIETNAMESE FOOD? THAT DEPENDS…

If you’d asked me three weeks ago whether I liked Vietnamese food, my answer would have been an emphatic YES! However, after a few weeks living and road tripping with extended family in southern Vietnam,...
Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh Bus

CAMBODIA BORDER CROSSINGS BY BUS

Mark and I felt uneasy when we heard news of the missing AirAsia flight that was later found crashed in the sea last December. We were in Thailand at the time and just two weeks prior we had flown with AirAsia...