Travel Planning and Stress

Ask anybody, I’m one of those people who enjoys travel planning, and end up packing each day with things to do. I would want to sight-see, eat lunch at a place I checked out on Yelp, then go see...

3-Month Backpacking Trip: What’s in my bag?

Welcome back, my travel enthusiast fellows! Packing for a backpacking trip overseas can be a gruesome task. In my experience, my biggest problem has always been over-packing. I remember, because when ...

Delta

Restrooms in Hawaii are on a different level! <3 Photo Challenge Delta – Change/Transition...

Backpacker Life

Whoa! This week’s photo challenge is Transient, which is right up my (and any other travel bloggers’) alley! Here are some of my favorite snapshots throughout my backpacking trip in variou...

Everything Else is a Distraction

There’s only one thing I need in life… everything else is a distraction.  (I’ve picked up bracelet weaving lately. I’ve always loved crafting, and I’ve been told to try ...

Floating Markets

Within a small village just an hour outside of Bangkok, Thailand lies the famous floating market, Damnoen Saduak. Hundreds of local vendors row out on boats to sell their most colorful fruits and vege...

Friends are…

People who would hitchhike and ride on the back of a pickup truck with me.  People who would wear matching shirts with me. “If you’re happy and you know it, slap your friend.”  Peo...

21 Weeks of Travel Blogging Challenge

Travel Heals the Mind and Body Fulfilling one of my first goals of this month, I have created my very own weekly blogging challenge. This challenge showcases your experience through travel stories,...

Excuse Me, Life Passing Through

2017 has been a year of revelations for me. The year where I finally understand all the things my parents tell me when they say, “I’ll tell you when you’re older.” Things that ...

Vietnamese Heritage

Celebrating my first Vietnamese New Year Tet in my motherland and experiencing traditions passed on for thousands of years. Wearing the traditional Ao Dai, holding red packets (with money inside), red...

Sunrise at the Wat

The sunrise view of Angkor Wat and it’s reflection on the water is an experience of a lifetime.  But I was not told of the thousands of other people who were also trying to see that view every ...

The Drop Off

One of the most iconic hikes in Zion National Park, Angel’s Landing, is not for the faint of heart (or fear of heights) to navigate the part with narrow paths and sharp drop offs of over 1200 fe...

Yarn: A Blog Response from Kids

What if children wrote blogs?  As a way to spend more time with my siblings, who live 15 hours away, I had come up with an idea to ask them to write the daily post challenge responses with m...