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...
COTOPAXI

COTOPAXI BACKPACK GIVEAWAY!

Hey all you wonderful readers, thanks again for following along. One World One Year is kicking off 2015 in style by rewarding one of you with an awesome Cotopaxi backpack shipped right to your door! We've...
travel, travel photography, Canon 5D Mark III, photography, Annapurna Circuit, trekking in Nepal, Pokhara, Annapurna Sanctuary, Annapurna I, Himalaya, Himalayan Mountains, Tibet, Prayer Flags, people of Nepal, Mustang, Manaslu, 8,000 meter mountains, Manang, Muktinath, Dhaulagiri,

TREKKING PACKING LIST

When we left Kathmandu to trek in the Annapurna Himalayan Range, we left a good deal of our belongings behind in a locked backpack at our Thamel guesthouse. Slimming down our backpacks for the coming month was...
Snickers, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Sanctuary, Annapurna Circuit, Nepal, Trekking in Nepal,

AN ODE TO SNICKERS

More Chinese hot pot or fermented mare’s milk? You must be mad. If I see more of that on the menu I’ll most likely gag.    Anymore diarrhea-inducing curry and I’ll resort to violent...
@Home Boutique Hotel
4.6

AT HOME BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN PATONG BEACH

When we returned to Patong Beach, Thailand, we found At Home Boutique Hotel, a relatively cheap hotel closer to the beach and mall than our last place. It was just what we needed after staying on Phi Phi...
BK's in Thamel, Kathmandu, Where to eat in Kathmandu, Nepali Food, Good Food in Thamel, restaurants in Thamel,

TOP 7 BUDGET RESTAURANTS IN THAMEL

The city of Kathmandu is endless. Even Thamel, stacked upon itself, seems endless when you're walking the maze of streets. It's all quite overwhelming for a first-time arrival and finding a good place to eat...
New Year's Eve in Ao Nang

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THAILAND!

Happy holidays from the Johnstons! Although we dearly missed our family and friends this holiday season, Thailand has taken good care of us while we're away from home with sunny beaches and warm weather....
P.P. Banthai Guesthouse in Ko Phi Phi
3.4

P.P. BANTHAI GUESTHOUSE IN KO PHI PHI

We were excited when we made the decision to stay on Ko Phi Phi, Thailand, the island that is the jumping point for the popular day tour of Maya Bay where The Beach was filmed. We heard that hotels can get...