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

Roadtripping in Oman

Situated between the arguably failed state of Yemen, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, and flashy UAE, Oman often and undeservedly gets lost in the Middle East shuffle.  It’s this off-the-radar status plus its relatively progressive attitude, political stability, and absolutely stunning landscapes … 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

Top 5 Pizza Joints in SE Asia

Though pizza wasn’t one of our staples at home, it quickly became our go-to when in need of a break from the local cuisine in SE Asia.  Surprisingly, you can find it everywhere, and even more surprisingly, most of it wasn’t … Read More

12 Must-Have Items for Your Next Trip

Have you ever consulted a packing list, either online or in a guidebook, only to find things like a smart phone, toothpaste, and underwear on it? You’re not alone.  We consulted dozens of online resources to put together our own … 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

The Wanderrlust Guide to Eating Hanoi

Vietnamese cuisine is renowned for bright and balanced flavors, a prolific use of fresh herbs, and a seemingly infinite number of soups (and we all know how I feel about soup).  But, like any modern country, Vietnam is not homogeneous, and … Read More

Getting the Most from Travel “Experts”: The Blogger

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We are full-time travelers, on the road indefinitely, and we write about it.  These two things make us travel bloggers.  In no way, shape, or form do they qualify us as experts. Travel has a way of humbling a person: … Read More

Top 5 Hotels in SE Asia

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We’ve just hit a very special milestone here at Wanderrlust – our 100th unique hotel of the trip!  This distinction goes to Tiger Eye Guesthouse in Manali, India.  While Tiger Eye probably isn’t going to blow anyone away, it offers … Read More

Getting the Most from Travel “Experts”: The Guide Book

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Everywhere we go on this trip, we see tourists young, old, purple, and green clutching guide books to their chests, poring over these massive tomes with the eye of a cryptologist or palm reader. I promise you, there is nothing to … Read More

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