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Caves of the World - Featured

Our Favorite Cave Experiences

There is something alluring about caves. Whether a cave experience is with a guided tour or a solo adventure with a head lamp, stepping into a cave is like entering a completely different world. Caves…

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People of Nepal - Featured

The People of Nepal

On April 25th, 2015 an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit Nepal causing more than 7000 deaths and an immeasurable amount of injuries. The world watched in horror as reporters showed images of treasured UNESCO…

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Finding Shifen Falls - Taiwan - Featured

Finding Shifen Falls

When looking up things to do in Taiwan, I came across Shifen Falls just outside the capital city of Taipei. What struck me as especially interesting was that the Taiwanese often refer to Shifen Falls as a “mini…

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Essential Items Packing List - Featured

Top Five Things on our Packing List

The frequently on-the-move lifestyle of the backpacker dictates bringing only the bare minimum as to avoid schlepping copious amounts around the world. As such, that perfect pair of shoes that go with everything you packed…

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2014 Year in Review - Featured

Year in Review: 2014

What a year! 2014 was a year of amazing travel including to three new countries and major changes such as relocating across the world as we begin the next chapter of our lives. Let’s look…

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Elephant Poo Paper - Featured

Turning Poo Into Paper

While in the village of Ta Klang in Thailand’s Surin Province, I came across a paper-making factory that taught me how to turn elephant poo into paper. Unfortunately, the poo is collected from captive elephants, usually…

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival - Featured

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

To the unprepared visitor arriving to Phuket during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar might be a bit jarring. With fire crackers, gods, trances and cheek impalement it can be easy to forget about the…

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Vegan in Taipei - Featured

Being Vegan in Taipei

I was delightfully surprised at how easy it was to be a vegan in Taipei. From street food options to a full-fledged vegan supermarket veganism was not only understood but, possibly due to the prevalence of Buddhism…

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A Dog's Life in Chiang Mai

A Dog’s Life in Chiang Mai

Of course, stray dogs live a tough life regardless of what streets they roam in their corners of the world. However, it seems as though the dogs that call the lanes of Chiang Mai home…

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Beitou District - Taipei - Featured

A Day Trip to Beitou

A great way to spend a day in Taipei is by exploring the Beitou district. From a geothermal valley and hot springs to a Buddhist temple and several museums, activities in Taipei’s northwest district are…

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