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10 Things I Hate About Southeast Asia

Hate about Southeast Asia

We’ve been in Asia awhile.  More specifically, we have been in Southeast Asia for quite some time.  Perhaps too long.  We arrived in Kuala Lumpur in February of 2013, thrilled to have escaped Central America.  We felt instantly like we were home.  And, here I am, writing the ten things I hate about Southeast Asia. […]

How to Eat Dim Sum in Hong Kong

Dim sum in Hong Kong

What legitimate travel blogger, and international eater, doesn’t have their go to, local place to eat dim sum in Hong Kong?  Well, we certainly do.  We found it during our first trip in 2009, and have been back every trip to Hong Kong since then (and sometimes more than once). Although, in interest of full […]

9 Tips for How to Survive Long Term Travel as a Couple Without Killing Each Other

Travel as a Couple

Eric and I had been married almost seven years, when we escaped for a round the world trip in 2009.  People cracked jokes about us hitting the Seven Year Itch while spending 24 hours a day, seven days a week together, often in stressful situations.  We all wondered whether we would come back in one […]

You Know You’re in Southeast Asia When…

You Know You’re in Southeast Asia

There are certain things I simply love about Southeast Asia.  Even with the diversity among the various countries, and even though we have not seen it all (Philippines, Borneo, East Timor), there are things that I noticed during our time in Kuala Lumpur, Myanmar, and Bali, Indonesia, that reminded me of our past travels through […]

How do a Couple of Americans Travel to Cuba?


Travel to Cuba, and arriving in Havana, was like no other country we traveled to before.  When checking in at the ticket counter in San Jose, Costa Rica, we kept thinking the airline employee would tell us we could not board the plane because we were American and not allowed to travel to Cuba.  But, she […]