Friulia, Italy: A Gastronomic Grand Slam

You may have heard of a little Italian city called Venice.  What you may be less familiar with is the nearby region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.  It is either a sad or wonderful thing depending on your perspective that most visitors … Read More

How Not to Cross an International Border

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I’m not ashamed to say that I have a bit of nostalgia for the “Come Fly with Me” era of travel – where the suits were three piece, the stewardesses were hot twenty-something virgins from Iowa, and the destinations were … Read More

Letting Go of the Travel Fantasy

If you’ve been with us since the early days, you might remember that our original plan was to ride motorcycles through most of SE Asia, starting in Vietnam before tackling Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, possibly moving on to … Read More

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Travel Long-Term with Your Significant Other

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When we first announced our plan to embark on this adventure, we were overwhelmed by the outpouring of genuine enthusiasm and support from family, friends, colleagues, and even strangers.  It was such an awesome, warm bear-hug of a feeling. There … Read More

Vang Vieng, Laos: The Party That Just Won’t Die

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Unless you’re in your 20’s and from Europe or Australia, odds are you’ve never heard of Vang Vieng, Laos.  I certainly hadn’t until we started doing research for this trip. Vang Vieng was once a sleepy and picturesque village on … Read More

Makeup and Motorcycles

Given that we are on the road for a year+ and carrying 40L backpacks plus one small camera bag, it’s no surprise that people are curious as to what did and didn’t make the cut.  Generally, questions center on clothes, … Read More

Reborn in Luang Prabang

It’s been a helluva ride, literally and figuratively, these past couple weeks. As you may have read, we’ve had laptop issues, which became compounded when H’s MacBook screen cracked.  Though still usable, it makes processing photos tough. Then, there’s been the … Read More

When Gadgets Go Wrong in Vietnam

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We are just a week away from the four-month mark in Vietnam.  Half of me wonders where the time went, and the other half feels like we’ve been in Vietnam forever. While I’m not sure one ever feels settled into … Read More

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