Top 10 Tips for Travel Photography

It was the fall of 2012, and I was happily planning my first trip with mom, just us two, to Istanbul. Cheap flight with free exit row upgrade?  Check (thank you, MileagePlus status!).  Cool little flat in the old part … Read More

Weekend Getaway: Washington, DC

At some point, we’ve all been asked for advice on visiting our hometowns, from providing tips for acquaintances and colleagues to playing full-on tour guide and host for visiting family and friends.  And, odds are you’ve asked people in your circle … Read More

Our Best Travel Advice

Hi fellow adventurers!  Remember us, H.J. and Courtney, long lost travelers of Wanderrlust? Sorry for the radio silence on the blog – I promise we are still alive and have survived the current “security situation” in Thailand (which, for the … Read More

The “Ancient” Imperial City of Huế

This is how I referred to Huế, until I found out that it was the imperial capital of Vietnam during the not-so-ancient Nguyễn dynasty (1802-1945 CE).  Oops.  Never hire me as a tour guide.* You might forgive my ignorance if you’ve seen … Read More

Adventures in Caving, Part 2: Hang En

Hang En may be the greatest tease of all caves known to man. Why?  Because Hang Sơn Đoòng, the largest cave in the world, is a mere 3 km. walk away, but you cannot go there without signing up for … Read More