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 →
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 →
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 →
Today we are driving the long distance, about 8 hours, between southern British Columbia’s wine country, the Okanagan Valley, back into the United States, specifically Whitefish, Montana, where we have the pleasure of staying at a 4 star resort condo that our friends in San Francisco own and are kindly gifting to us for the next 3 days. Continue reading →
We’ve always loved our Thai food, but ever since our first visit to Thailand, we just can’t get enough of it. Alleah always says eating thai food in Thailand literally gets her high, and I have to admit it’s not a bad way to describe the powerfully delicious meals we’ve had there. When we’re not in Thailand we still love to make our own versions of the delicous stuff, and, fortunately, as long as we’re packing some pre-made Thai curry paste and a can of coconut milk, it’s really easy to do wherever we are. Continue reading →
There’s a magical little town called Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, where the energy is youthful and vibrant and the natural beauty is overwhelming. Towering mountains hugged by patches of fog lit by the morning sun look down upon a gorgeous array of islands and house boats nestled in an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Fishing boats set out to get their day’s catch and surfers hang out at coffee shops when they’re not riding their bicycles with surfboards attached on their way to amazing beaches. We camped for 3 nights at an incredible beach with a view of scattered islands and tree lined cliffs and slept in our cozy tent falling asleep to the sound of lapping waves. Continue reading →