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If you’re new to this blog, or to my travel stories, then you need to know something about me before reading further.  I am not a foodie.  It’s not that I don’t like to eat....

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We’re back home! We’ve been visiting family and friends and the most common questions is, “what was your favorite place?” Here are my favorite place of our last 18 months, in no particular order. Vietnam...

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When we look back on our travels and pick our favorite places we usually notice patterns or things that these places all have in common.  Cheap accommodation, friendly people, great weather, just to name a...

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Now that we’ve had time at home, taking a break from our break, and telling our stories to family and friends, I’ve had more time to reflect on the awesomeness of our life in 2013...

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Bangkok can be an overwhelming city to visit for the first time, and choosing where to stay is always the first stress test to face.  After over seven visits to the bustling Thai capital, we’ve...

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2014 is right around the corner, and travel addicts everywhere are beginning to plan out where they are going to explore in the new year.  When Alissa and I were 9 to 5’ers in the...

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‘I Survived Sagada’ is apparently the tagline of the small town of Sagada in the Mountain Province of the Philippines. We saw it on many t-shirts in the souvenir shops that line the main road....

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When I was planning our flights in and out of the Philippines last month, I found a really good deal from Manila to Hong Kong on AirAsia.  The flight left from a city about one...

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There is definitely a different atmosphere when visiting WWII sites in countries like the Philippines, Singapore, Burma, and the Solomon Islands.  Unlike Japan and the U.S., these countries were not only innocent bystanders, but were...

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We are back in Southeast Asia after a three-week break in Japan and Korea, and that means no more country-wide high-speed rail lines; it’s back to night buses, jeepneys, and pick-up trucks. We depart Manila...

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