Channsoda Hotel in Phnom Penh
4.2

CHANNSODA HOTEL IN PHNOM PENH

There are many cheap places to stay in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, so it was a hard choice to decide where to stay. We chose Channsoda Hotel not only for the reasonable price, but also for it's amazing location...
Cambodia, Cambodian Genocide, Khmer Rouge, Toul Sleng, Pol Pot, Travel, Genocide, The Killing Fields, Choeung Ek, S-21,

CAMBODIA’S NIGHTMARE: THE KILLING FIELDS

Upon reaching the end of a heartbreaking tour at the Killing Field of Choeung Ek, visitors are left with a final thought: Genocide has happened in many places — America, Armenia, Poland, Darfur, the USSR......
New Home Hostel in Siem Reap
4.8

NEW HOME HOSTEL IN SIEM REAP

As mentioned in the name, this is a new hostel that opened up last month in Siem Reap that we had the pleasure to stay at for 10 days. New Home Hostel offered great accommodation and facilities with...
Four Sons Inn in Bangkok
2.9

FOUR SONS INN IN BANGKOK

For our stay in Bangkok, Thailand, we wanted to stay near Khao San Road, so we found Four Sons Inn that was just a street over from the infamous road. It was perfect for our short stay. Private Room: Our...
Angkor, Cambodia, travel, SE Asia, South East Asia, Temple, Ruins, Khmer, Tomb Raider Temple, Angkor Wat

CAMBODIA’S CROWN JEWEL: ANGKOR WAT

One of the most life-altering events in my life was a visit to a Steve McCurry photo exhibit while I was working as a jet mechanic in San Diego. Among his photographs were a number of beautiful scenes from the...
Snorkeling in Ko Phi Phi Leh

BEST THAI ISLANDS AND BEACHES

Unlike most travelers who hit Bangkok first on their trip to Thailand, Mark and I skipped the big city and flew straight to Thailand's renowned islands and idyllic beach towns. Escaping winter to chase hot...
Patong Beach, Thailand
4.6

MVC PATONG HOUSE IN PATONG BEACH

Our home for one month was at MVC Patong House in Patong Beach. We chose this hotel because of its close proximity to the beach, gym and supermarket, all with a great price. We really enjoyed our stay at MVC...
Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

THAILAND PHOTO GALLERY

By the time we left Thailand, we couldn't believe that two whole months had passed. The first month we spent relaxing and exploring a number of beaches and islands between Phuket and Krabi. The second month we...
Sea to Summit XBowl
4.5

GEAR REVIEW: SEA TO SUMMIT X-BOWL

This was one of the last items we picked up before leaving — the Sea to Summit X-Bowl. It was almost an afterthought, a head-slapping "duh" moment when we realized how helpful it would be to carry our own...
Patong Beach, Thailand

WORK HARD, PLAY HARD IN PATONG BEACH

Seven straight months of travel had taken its toll on our bodies: Mark was losing weight at an alarming rate and my back posture was getting worse by the day. By the time we reached Thailand we not only needed...
Charles Schwab Debit Card

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR MONEY WHILE TRAVELING

Ok, so here's the story we didn't tell you about New Year's Eve. Before we went out that night I happened to check my bank account online and noticed four recent ATM charges on my card from Great Britain....
Patagonia R2, jacket, fleece, climbing jacket, mid layer, travel, packing list, RTW packing list,
4.5

GEAR REVIEW: PATAGONIA R2 FLEECE JACKET

Let me introduce you to my Patagonia R2 fleece jacket, or my "monkey jacket" as Britnee calls it. A fleece jacket so light, so warm and so damn comfortable that I wore it day AND night throughout all our...
Maya Bay, Thailand, travel, Ko Phi Phi, Phi Phi Island, Full Moon Party, snorkeling, SCUBA diving in Thailand, what to see in Thailand,

BEACH BUM LIFE IN THAILAND

A few days ago on Ko Phi Phi, I listed my day’s activities in my journal: sleep in, eat brunch, go to beach, shower, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, take nap, eat dinner, play backgammon, watch Always...