The Motorbiking Chronicles – Kon Tum to Kham Duc

The Motorbiking Chronicles – Kon Tum to Kham Duc

Day four of biking (also the official six month milestone of Liam and my relationship) was definitely one for the books. This is probably the story I tell most often when speaking (read: bragging) about our motorbiking adventure. The day started off wonderfully with breakfast at our lovely little hotel in Kon Tum. We had … Read More

The Motorbiking Chronicles – Buon Ma Thuot to Kon Tum

The Motorbiking Chronicles – Buon Ma Thuot to Kon Tum

Well, it wasn’t the best of days on the road, but it had is upsides. We had some moments of beauty as we passed a bit of farmland on the way out of Buon Ma Thuot, but the majority of the day was mostly dusty little towns where not much was going on except for psychotic … Read More

The Motorbiking Chronicles – Nha Trang to Buon Ma Thuot

The Motorbiking Chronicles – Nha Trang to Buon Ma Thuot

Day two of riding, and it felt like we were really getting into it now. We drove around Nha Trang on fumes trying to understand the directions of the ten or so Vietnamese vendors that we asked for directions to a petrol station. It was one of many mornings in which I was angry and … Read More

DIY Booze Cruise in Nha Trang

DIY Booze Cruise in Nha Trang

I am furious at myself for not taking more photos of this little adventure because it was one for the books. We only stayed in Nha Trang for one night, but it felt like a different world after being in quaint little Da Lat for a few days. The very Russian inhabited beach resort city … Read More

Motorbiking Vietnam – My Observations, Tips, and Tricks

Motorbiking Vietnam – My Observations, Tips, and Tricks

Never in a million years did I ever see myself even driving a motorbike let alone buying my very own and biking across an entire country, but that’s exactly what I found myself doing through the beautiful nation of Vietnam. It all started with a very persuasive group of German backpackers at our hostel in … Read More

Koh Rong Samloem – An Unexpected Night in Paradise

Koh Rong Samloem – An Unexpected Night in Paradise

After two evenings of debauchery in Sihanoukville with a group of German backpackers that we met at our hostel, we decided to trade in the nights of glow paint and free shots for a more subdued adventure out to the islands we had heard about off of the Cambodian coast. A sassy Irish couple that … Read More

Thoughts on Frenchmen Street

Thoughts on Frenchmen Street

This past weekend I found myself in New Orleans, Louisiana. As I was with my mom, who is certainly not the type to enjoy the lunacy of Bourbon Street,  we spent our Friday night making our way up and down the tamer, more local Frenchmen Street. My college years saw countless fun (if fuzzy to recall) weekends … Read More

10 Moments of Bliss on Koh Phangan

10 Moments of Bliss on Koh Phangan

The notorious party island of Koh Phangan had the honor of being our first real stop in Asia. After a whirlwind of flights and hotels through Auckland, Melbourne, Bangkok, and Koh Samui, we finally boarded a ferry alongside countless other backpackers, all dreaming of neon paint and buckets full of alcohol, and we made our way … Read More

I Dream of Kiwi – Why Traveling to New Zealand Restored My Faith in Humanity

I Dream of Kiwi – Why Traveling to New Zealand Restored My Faith in Humanity

From the very first moments, I knew that my trip to New Zealand was going to be an unforgettable experience. As soon as my flight from LAX entered Auckland airspace, I looked out of my little ice-rimmed window into the most breathtaking sunrise I have ever had the privilege of witnessing. Breathtaking. A word that I could … Read More