The Time We Stole 20 Baht from a Tuk Tuk Driver in Thailand

Tuk-tuks are prevalent throughout Southeast Asia and are basically motorized rickshaws. It’s a slightly more expensive alternative to taking a cab, and sometimes the only means of transport around small towns. Back in January, Alison and I took a tuk tuk to a bus stop in the small city of Sukhothai before traveling onward to…

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…

What Started as a Nice Little Hike in Pai…

Before we left on our trip, my uncle wisely suggested that if something bad happens, we should wait a while before telling anyone about it. This is one of those stories. Two weeks young into our adventure we found ourselves in Pai, a little hippy town in northern Thailand surrounded by nothing but miles and…

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…

Gili Air – Another Island We Never Wanted to Leave

After an exhausting jaunt across Java, we were ready for some beachy downtime and some beers. Insert the Gilis, three islands just off the west coast of Lombok. There is a Gili island for everyone. Gili Trewangan for the party hardy backpackers, Gili Meno for those looking to escape everything and everyone, and Gili Air…