The King of Soups

  I am a soup lover. Bean soup, meat soup, potato soup, noodle soup, clear soup, vegetable soup, creamy soup, bread soup, rice soup, shrimp soup – I could go all Bubba from Forrest Gump on soup for hours.  Except gazpacho.  I … Read More

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

Announcing Wanderrlust 2.0

Lots of changes afoot in these parts – namely, we are moving on from the motorcycle portion of our journey. From Saigon to Hanoi … from the mountains of Hà Giang, Vietnam, to the 4,000 islands of southern Laos … the … Read More

The Best Pizza in Vietnam

Who eats pizza in Vietnam, right? I used to be one of those snarky people who said things like: “I can’t imagine why anyone would travel all the way to Asia, only to eat pizza when they can get it … 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 are still unresolved (our second attempt to fix my broken screen ended when the repair guy decided to … Read More

Adventures in Caving, Part 1: Tu Lan Caves

Part 1 of 2 on caving in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Vietnam. Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past year or two, you’ve probably heard of Hang Sơn Đoòng, the largest cave in the world.  If you’ve got … Read More

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