Slum Tourism: is it an eye-opening call-to-action or exploitation? This is a question Justin and I had to contend with when we made the decision to go along on a journey through Jakarta’s urban slums with Jakarta Hidden Tours this past May. “Hey, Mister!” A group of small girls grin up at Justin, their faces barely visible in […]
“Welcome to El Nido! When are you going island hopping?” Island hopping and El Nido have become as linked in the minds of visitors to Palawan island in the Philippines as bacon and eggs. (Or, here in the Philippines, adobo and rice.) Call us perverse (go on…we dare ya!) but whenever any activity becomes established […]
Our Island Hopping Tour with Alexzus Travel and Tours in El Nido, Palawan, took us to some breathtakingly beautiful lagoons, secret white-sand beaches, and sweet snorkeling spots. And it was on that trip that we spotted a few anemone with some local Nemos (I.E. clown fish) living inside! With all that cute going on, how could we not make a […]
We visited the Elephant Stay in Ayutthaya, Thailand. We talk about our experience at Elephant Stay Ayutthaya in detail here, but if you’re just wanting to see some elephants in action, check out our video of these cute (and giant) animals! Enjoy!
After the sights and senses overload of Bangkok, Justin and I were looking forward to our weekend escape to Ayutthaya, Thailand. Ayutthaya was, we felt, a place where we could get some much-needed R & R. Ok, there was also the little factor of the Legend of King Naresuan film series–the 6th installment of which was being […]
Are there things to do in Bali? Will I be able to find coffee in Jakarta? Is there a chance of getting attacked by monkeys in Ubud? Where is Yogyakarta? Is it safe to travel to Indonesia? Friends, these are excellent questions and we’ll do our best to answer them in detail in some of […]
The red tiles whipped past under my tires. Overhead, the white stone and arched brick roof blurred as I glided through the chambers of the Maestranza Wall. I was flying through history–through foreign occupations, through a World War and through painstaking restoration. I was seeing Manila’s past and present combine and unfold in front of me, chamber by chamber. […]
I’ve always had a thing for city parks. My entire traveling life, they’ve always been the first thing I want to visit in any new place I land. Parks are, of course, awesome for the simple reason that they are where the trees live (I also have a thing for trees…I mean, how can you not?!)… […]