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Best Of Lists – The Year End Review

By on January 4, 2015

It’s the end of the year and a bit late for this but it’s time for a bit of review. Let’s run through a few lists in no particular order. And here’s an interactive map of the trip! Most people’s

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Lively Amman and the Dead Sea

By on July 29, 2014

I boarded the plane in the wet wetness of Sri Lanka, and got off in the dry desert of Amman, Jordan. I navigated the visa/entry fee lines in the airport and toyed with the idea of buying a SIM card

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Hike Surf Eat Sleep

By on July 22, 2014

After a night’s sleep in Kandy, I boarded the early morning and highly hyped train south into the Sri Lanka hill country. News was that the train was the best way to get around in the mountains, mainly because it

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Southern Vietnam: A Scurry up the Coast

By on June 5, 2014

Nursing hangovers, we hopped on the bus to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The southern Vietnamese also tend to call it Saigon and most people might know it better by that name. We have seen our fair share of large

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Phi Phi and Back to Lanta

By on May 6, 2014

When we got to the beautiful island of Koh Phi Phi, a new face was introduced to the mix. Zak was one of our roommates from St. Louis, and was just coming off a month med school rotation in Chengdu,

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From the Beach to the Beach

By on May 3, 2014

We boarded the ferry at Koh Lipe and readied ourselves for the 5 hour journey north through islands in the Andaman Sea on the west coast of southern Thailand. For Maria, that meant finding a good three seats together to

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The Koh Lipe Zoo

By on May 1, 2014

After another overland border crossing, our shared minivan drops us near the Pak Bara pier and we are in Thailand, land of a million Thais. Once there, we booked a ticket on the ferry and found an agency who could

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Gettin By in Padang Bai

By on April 7, 2014

We left Ubud and got a shared taxi to Padang Bai which would end up to be our home base for the rest of our time in Bali. Padang Bai is just a small coastal town, and most travelers who

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Bali: First Stop Kuta Beach

By on March 28, 2014

Welcome to Indonesia! Now that we are traveling in SE Asia, and are going at a slower pace, I am thinking that these blog posts will be a little different. Probably shorter and a little more frequent. We’ll see how

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Professional Hammocking in Fiji

By on February 17, 2014

BULA! Last I left off, Maria and I were buying new backpacks at the last minute and jumping on a flight to Nadi, Fiji (pronounced Nandi). We actually went to Dick’s again on the way to the airport where Maria