Trekking the Annapurna Circuit: Chame to Manang

Today was the first actual day of hiking on the Annapurna Circuit and we woke up to beautiful blue skies and snow capped mountains after a crazy ride from Kathmandu!  We had about 25 km between Chame and our acclimatization day in Manang .  It would take us 2 days to climb over 1000m and reach the highest Read More …

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit: Leaving Kathmandu

Kathmandu is filled with a whirlwind of dust as trekkers from around the world prepare for their journey into The Himalayas.  My brother and I met our guide Thakur the night before and today we found him waiting for us at the hotel just after breakfast. We took a taxi past merchants setting up shop in Read More …

Tikehau Island: A Tropical Destination in the Pacific for Reconnecting with Your Inner-Self

If the rush of your daily life seems suffocating and the walls of your busy schedule crumble on you every morning you wake up, reigniting your wanderlust and visiting a place of utmost serenity will be the perfect strategy for reconnecting with yourself. No place exudes peace quite like Tikehau Island. A humble coral atoll Read More …

5 Ways to Experience Sydney like a Local

Are you thinking about visiting Sydney, Australia? Sounds like a great trip. It’s a big city with numerous attractions and, no matter how long you decide to stay, you’ll have plenty of sights to see and things to do. Plus, this time of the year is excellent for visiting Australia. It’s summertime there, so this Read More …

Traditional Japanese Food Guide

Japanese food is absolutely delicious and I was fortunate enough to sample dozens of different foods during my 2 weeks in Japan.  According to Japan-Talk, Japan has 30 different types of restaurants with a wide variety of choices.  Thankfully Andrew and David both speak Japanese so while driving around Shikoku and the main island of Honshu we got Read More …

Izumo & Hinomisaki Shrines – Japan – A road trip off the beaten path

After a day of walking around Matsue we hopped into Andrew’s car and ventured towards Izumo.  Izumo Taisha is famous throughout Japan as one of the oldest Shinto shrines.  In fact, the records of its founding were lost eons ago so many believe it to be the oldest shrine in all of Japan. Japan’s Oldest Shrine Read More …

An Epic Farewell to Asia

Life has been crazy lately, personally, professionally and passionately crazy.  In no small part due to the fact that I’m moving out of Korea in March 2017!  I’ve got a tentative arrival planned for Europe months later but regardless of where I end up I’ll likely be saying goodbye to Asia, my home for the Read More …

10 Must Do’s on Gili Air, Indonesia – A week in Paradise

Gili Air is the perfect paradise to head to after a short stay on Ubud, Bali.  Relaxing on this tropical island was a highly anticipated part of our trip to Indonesia and we loved it so much that we extended our stay. Check out these highlights from our trip. 1. Swimming in the low tide. Gili Air Read More …