How to Hit the Highlights in Australia

If you haven’t looked at a map of the world recently, you may not realize that Australia is roughly the size of the continental United States. Wow, is right! It sure makes for a lot of ground to cover especially during a relatively short visit! Unlike the US, however, the population in Australia is a fraction…

It’s Official: We are Sold on Singapore!

Similar to Hong Kong, we had no intention of making our way to Singapore when we first embarked on our adventure. In fact, it wasn’t until a conversation we had with some travelers about a month or two into our travels that the idea of traveling to Singapore sparked our interest. Having recently visited Singapore, one…

Why a Trip to Indonesia MUST include Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park and the surrounding region in and around Flores is one of our favorite places on the planet.  Despite fairly easy access from Labuan Bajo (a 1 hour flight from Bali), Komodo National Park was virtually empty when we were there.  Go now before the world finds out about this place!  Here’s why: It’s the…

You Know You’re a Backpacker When…

Back in January, Brian and I were orienting ourselves to this new and foreign world of backpacking. Now that we have almost four months on our backpacking resume, we thought it was time to share a few things we’ve learned along the way. We had fun compiling this list (and I’m sure we’ll continue to add…

Chitwan National Park: Where Animals and Adventure Await!

After enjoying several steaming hot showers, scouring social media to update ourselves on the worldwide events we had missed while trekking, splurging on massages for our aching bodies, and indulging in several delectable meals in Kathmandu, we decided to jump on a bus and check out Chitwan National Park. After sharing the mountains with donkeys…