What’s in my bag? My picks for travel gear

This time last year I was dreaming of my upcoming trip. I spent countless hours scouring travel books and blogs,ย completely obsessed with finding the right items that would see me through 3-4 months on the road! The tricky part was packing for a month in India, followed by a couple of months in Southeast Asia,…

Saying Goodbye to My Travel Family

Well, the end of an era has arrived. Today I said goodbye to Beth and Jacquie, who have been my other two-thirds over the past few months. It wasn’t an easy goodbye. I cried and walked back to the hostel in Chiang Mai, as they proceeded on to a bus to Chiang Rai. Even though…

Beach Time! Sihanoukville & Koh Rong Samloem

After many hours of bus ride, and a jarring vehicle switch in Phnom Penh at 6am (there is no such thing as a direct bus in Cambodia), we arrived in Sihanoukville, the main city on the coast, for some well deserved beach time! We checked in to Monkey Republic, the top youth hostel in the…

Siem Reap: Preah Khan Temple

So anyone who does their research will know that the Temples of Angkor cannot be seen in a day… Lonely Planet literally says, “if you’ve got only one day to see the temples, that’s unfortunate.” We spent several days exploring the temples, and I took hundreds of photos, so I will be splitting our visits…