The number one thing that stops us from traveling is MONEY, following closely behind is commitments (such as jobs), fear of the unknown and the courage to take the plunge and leave your home and comfort zone. But how much money does it actually cost to travel? The answer is…not as much as you think. … More How much does it cost to travel?
I felt like a giant 2. Squat toilets are gross, inconvenient and hard to use 3. You should always carry your own toilet paper as apparently it’s not a necessity 4. The food is AMAZING 5. Vietnamese people actually eat dogs, it’s not a myth. They also eat cats (so does Tom apparently) 6. Whether … More 25 Things I learned in South East Asia
The Philippines had made its way onto my list of places to visit ever since I fell in love with a Filippino, so when Tom’s family started planning a family reunion in the Philippines we jumped at the opportunity. In fact, it was this family reunion that inspired our whole South East Asia trip (best … More The many blues of Boracay, Philippines
It was Christmas Eve and we were taking a two hour train ride at 9am from Hanoi to Ninh binh where we would be arriving at 11am ready for a nice three hour boat ride down the river and through the caves in Trang An. However, things didn’t go quite to plan. We arrived at … More Christmas in Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Halong bay has been high on my list of places to visit for quite some time and finally the time had come to see it with my own eyes. The bay has around 1,600 island limestone karsts, most of which are uninhabited and untouched due to their shape and size. In 1994 It was named … More Happiness on Halong Bay, Vietnam
I had heard so many good things about Hoi An and because of this it was one of the places I was looking forward to visiting the most in Vietnam and it definitely lived up to my expectations. Hoi An is the place to go if you are wanting to get custom made clothes and … More Why Hoi An stole my heart, Vietnam
Our bus ride from Da Lat to Nha Trang would turn out to be the worst one so far. It was only a short four hour ride but two of these hours included going over a mountain pass on one of the windiest roads I have ever been on. The views were simply stunning but … More Rainy days in Nha Trang, Vietnam