Fast forward 5 months from the time of our last post. A lot has happened since then! We’ll be sharing more of the in between in future posts, but the quick breakdown is that Alleah and I flew to Southeast Asia in January to begin the international portion of our traveling adventure. We visited Cambodia and Vietnam, two distinctly beautiful countries. Then we flew to Chiang Mai, the largest city in Northern Thailand. We’ve been living here in Chiang Mai for the entire month of February. In 2 days we will fly to our next destination: China.
Several days ago we decided to head up the mountain to the golden gleaming temple called Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, the most famous of the Buddhist temples here. I took my camera along and filmed some of the visit. I hope you like it!
Music Attribution: “Up There” by Moon Veil (http://leecuyler.tumblr.com/)
I’m certainly no ex-pat. But I’ve gained a glimpse into what that must feel like.
When you’re enveloped by a culture so different from your own, but you’re on the outside of it, unable to speak the language and connect with the people, you walk around in a bubble. It’s otherworldly, strange, and eye opening. Continue reading →
Want to add your property to the more than 550,000 spaces listed on Airbnb? The growth and popularity of the business is exploding and for good reason. Travellers can spend less than they would in a hotel and have a far better experience. In less than five years over 10 million guests have used the service and it’s only going to increase. Why not join the Airbnb ranks as a host and turn your extra space into a source of income generation? Continue reading →
Moab, Utah is bound on multiple sides by towering red rock formations. The Colorado River runs along the northern edge and Arches National Park just a few miles farther beyond. It is a mecca for people looking for adventure on the rocks and the river. Main Street is crowded with businesses offering rentals and tours for exploring the stunningly beautiful area – via mountain bike, 4×4 vehicle, kayak or raft. But no part of the culture is as popular as ripping up the rocky desert trails on a mountain bike. Continue reading →
Have you ever made fresh pesto? If not, it might be hard to imagine the incredibly vibrant, glistening green color that cilantro, basil and italian parsley produce when they’re blended, and the explosive, fresh smell is beyond even describing! Continue reading →
We’ve learned that Montanans don’t think twice about directing visitors to take a bumpy dirt road some 35 miles out of town. Even after looking at us, two chicks driving a Prius packed to the brim, we were still unhesitatingly encouraged by the locals to make the trek to Polebridge, a tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park, in the northwest corner of Montana. Continue reading →
We’re a little confused about how to find good food under $13 in Vancouver, BC. We normally depend on the two dollar sign/four star Yelp review because in San Francisco, where we’ve lived for the past few years, it’s an almost foolproof way of finding delicious food. We started out with recommendations from friends and locals and crosschecked them with Yelp. We ate at numerous places that fit the Yelp criteria we look for, but time and time again we were a bit disappointed. I mean the food was good, but not in our opinion good enough to warrant hundreds of four and five star reviews. Continue reading →
Standing on a tiny walkway at the edge of a creek filled with hundreds of spawning salmon is one exhilarating way to get close enough to practically shake paws and introduce yourself to some real live Alaskan Black Bears. Continue reading →
Sometimes it’s a good idea to take a break from regularly consuming massive quantities of cheese, which we’ve been known to do. Cashew cheese is a thick blended up spread that does a great job of taking the place of cow’s cheese on sandwiches, salads and wraps. Continue reading →