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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Krabi Cinta House in Thailand
4.3

KRABI CINTA HOTEL IN THAILAND

We needed a place to stay the days leading up to New Years Eve in Thailand, but so many hotels were already booked up for the holiday. Fortunately, we found Krabi Cinta House in Krabi Town that was affordable...
Pine Bungalow in Krabi
4.7

PINE BUNGALOW IN KRABI

I finally lived out one of my dreams of staying in a bungalow right next to the beach at Pine Bungalow in Krabi at Klong Muang Beach, Thailand. It was exactly what I was envisioning and was super happy that we...
Grand View Hotel in Patong Beach
4.0

GRAND VIEW HOTEL IN PATONG BEACH

Grand View Hotel in Patong Beach, Thailand, was a wonderful place for us to stay with the white sand beaches and lively Bangla Road just a 20-minute walk away from our hotel. Close enough to the action, yet...
Butterfly Lodge in Pokhara
4.7

BUTTERFLY LODGE IN POKHARA

Our time in Pokhara was mostly spent in our hotel room due to a bad case of giardia after our first trek in Nepal. We couldn't have asked for a better room to be sick in as we laid comfortable in our beds with...
Elbrus Home in Kathmandu
4.2

ELBRUS HOME IN KATHMANDU

Mark and I spent a total of 20 days at Elbrus Home in Kathmandu. It was our first point of arrival in Nepal where we left many of our belongings to go trekking. A month later we returned to pick up our things...
World House Hostel in Istanbul
3.8

WORLD HOUSE HOSTEL IN ISTANBUL

After being forced to move from our first hostel in Istanbul (police shut it down), we looked for an alternative that was close to the tourist attractions and in a safe neighborhood. World House Hostel was...