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September, 2012

  • 12 September

    Top Five Things To Do in the Cameron Highlands

    The Cameron Highlands are my kind of place, filled with beautiful rolling hills, juicy strawberries, fresh tea and fascinating trails through the jungle. Right away you will notice the difference in the temperature as the air is much chillier in this high altitude mountain micro climate. This is not a bad thing at all, because after the sweltering heat in …

  • 10 September

    Our Top Ten Online Travel Resources

    Okay, we are on a train in this photo but the same advice applies!

    The internet has made traveling so much easier. Instead of relying on guidebooks which may not have been updated for several years, you can find the answers that you are looking for with a simple search. We use the internet as a travel resource in so many ways as we navigate around the globe and we have found certain websites …

  • 6 September

    Gunung Brinchang Jungle Trail – You Call This an Easy Hike?!?!?

    Ankle deep in mud, covered in sweat, clinging to tree branches on the side of the mountain and not really sure if we were going the right way. This is how I decided to spend one of my days off last week. We were in the Cameron Highlands, a place where Malaysians go to relax. With its lush emerald green …

  • 2 September

    Around the World in 80 Dogs – The Furry Friends We Meet on Our Travels

    Our life of constant travel is amazing, but we sometimes miss the things that come with having a home, such as a full kitchen with a spice rack, a closet full of clothes and most of all a dog. Lee and are total dog people, we can’t help ourselves but switch on that ridiculous goofy voice when talking to any …

August, 2012

  • 28 August

    The Unexpected Treats We Discovered in Georgetown, Penang

    Georgetown, Penang was a great place for us to stay put for a while and get a little work done while still exploring at a less hectic pace. We knew that this UNESCO World Heritage city on the west coast island was famous as a food paradise and it had been recommended to us by some other travel bloggers. We …

  • 24 August

    Beyond London – Yorkshire

    It only takes 3-4 hours by train or car to visit Yorkshire from London, but this beautiful county offers a completely different side of England. What makes this part of the UK so special? First of all, there are the landscapes of rolling dark green hills and quiet farms leading up to the dramatic cliffs on the coastline. There are …

  • 18 August

    Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia – Lovely Beaches, That’s About It

    There are many beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia and Batu Ferringhi is definitely one of them. As we walked down the beach at sunset we watched the sky turn stunning shades of orange and pink as para-sailers glided by and tourists rode horses across the sand. Unfortunately, the beach is one of the only interesting things about Batu Ferringhi. Once …

  • 14 August

    Our Week in Kuala Lumpur – What We Did in Malaysia’s Capital City

    When we touched down in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I didn’t know what to expect. The city meant little more than a few strange syllables and a dot on the map to me, as we had only booked our flights on a whim because we needed ongoing travel out of Thailand. It was like ordering a strange new dish from the …

  • 13 August

    Ramadan from the Perspective of a Hungry Traveler

    I’ve been traveling during Ramadan in Malaysia. This Holy Month is when Muslims show their devotion by fasting from sunrise to sunset, then eating a huge feast in the evening with their family once the sun goes down. The fast is meant to be a time of quiet contemplation of faith. After a couple of weeks of traveling during Ramadan …

  • 5 August

    Visiting the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    It’s a sound I recognized immediately from horror films, the high pitched squealing and frantic flapping of dozens of bats as they swarm around the bright entrance of a dark cave. As I looked up to see them circling high above me near the roof of the limestone cavern, I clutched my flashlight a little tighter and I stepped further …

  • 4 August

    The Importance of Being in Shape While Traveling

    Are you preparing for a backpacking adventure? Besides buying a guidebook, packing your bag and booking your flights, your travel preparation checklist should also include working out. Let’s face it; while traveling is a lot of fun it is brutally hard on the body. Jet lag numbs your brain, cramped airplane seats stiffen your muscles, strange food confuses your digestive …

July, 2012

  • 30 July

    Our Adventures on the Thai Islands of Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi

    On the Island of Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand

    After a week in bustling Bangkok we decided to get out of the city and hit the beach! Many of the travel blogs we have read speak highly of the Thai islands so we couldn’t wait to experience the sandy beaches and warm waters for ourselves. We decided to visit two Thai Islands, Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi. We …

  • 28 July

    Beyond London: Stratford Upon Avon

    A quiet town on the river Avon in beautiful Warwickshire, Stratford Upon Avon is a great escape from the big city bustle of London and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Most people visit Stratford Upon Avon because it was the home of the playwright William Shakespeare. However, this destination offers not just Shakespeare attractions but …

  • 26 July

    Bangkok Sights and Sounds – Our First Impressions

    Bangkok was the first city we arrived at on our trip around Southeast Asia and we were immediately blown away by this chaotic, noisy and colorful metropolis. This city is fast-paced, gritty, high energy and when you are a first time visitor the Bangkok sights will constantly leave with you with eyes wide open, bewildered at the strange world you …

  • 23 July

    Ten Different Types of Travel

    Many people tell us that they would love to travel like we do, but it just doesn’t fit with their lifestyle. We agree that our style of long term travel would not work for everyone. However, we also think that there are so many different types of travel out there that you are bound to find something that works for …

  • 18 July

    The Top 10 Advantages to Traveling as a Couple

    Whether you are on a three week holiday or a six month backpacking odyssey, traveling around the world with the person you love can be an amazing experience which will bring you closer together. During our adventures, Lee and I have learned that there are so many advantages to traveling as a couple. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing …

  • 12 July

    I Don’t Like Fish & The Grief That Causes People

    I don't like fish

    I don’t like fish, anybody who knows me well will know this. It’s not for ethical reasons, I’m no vegetarian. I’d eat Lamb everyday if it wasn’t so expensive! It’s the taste, seafood is just repulsive to me. I have found that people who really like fish, REALLY like fish. When I explain this to them they sometimes appear to …

  • 10 July

    Which Countries Offer Working Holiday Visas?

    Do you want to explore another country for a longer period of time and have a deeper experience than a packaged two week holiday? Why not spend up to a year living and working abroad with working holiday visas? Working holiday visas generally allow a traveler to be employed in the country during their visit as a way of supplementing …

  • 6 July

    Photos: 48 Hours in Washington, DC USA

    In June 2012 we spent 48 hours in Washington DC before catching our flight to Bangkok. We really enjoyed walking around the monuments and seeing the sights of this beautiful city. We believe Washington DC has a lot to offer every type of visitor, from families with kids to couples to solo travelers. It is easy to navigate, has countless …

  • 4 July

    How We Saved a Thousand Dollars by Getting Our Immunizations in Bangkok

    As we were preparing for our trip backpacking around Southeast Asia we started to do some research on the travel vaccinations that we needed to keep ourselves healthy during our adventure. Our hearts sank when we heard how much it would have cost to consult with a doctor and get our shots at a travel clinic in Canada. Thanks to …

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