For an escape from Bali’s wannabe Ibiza beach club scene, the tranquil islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan offer a more relaxing getaway. There’s plenty of opportunity for chilaxing at the beach and sipping cocktails at sunset, but there’s so much more than just sitting in a beach lounger. Fantastic surfing, world-class, Read More
Backpacker Boat Trip From Lombok To Flores In all honesty, we were very lukewarm about taking the 4day/3night boat trip from Lombok to Flores. We’d read the nightmarish reports of boats sinking in rough seas, cramped onboard conditions and not enough food to go around. The experience seemed like it might turn into, Read More
Top 12 Highlights On Nusa Penida If you haven’t heard of Nusa Penida, that’s because it’s still a fringe destination for many travelers to Bali. Often described as Bali twenty or thirty years ago, we think Nusa Penida has its own identity that is unmistakably not Bali. We strongly recommend heading there as, Read More
Haputale: Authentic Sri Lanka Hill Town We’re not big tea drinkers, but seeing as how Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands produce some of the world’s most highly sought after tea leaves, we made plans to visit the iconic Dambetenne Tea Plantation.
The Poorman’s Guide To Visiting Sigiriya, Sri Lanka An early morning climb up Sri Lanka’s Pidurangala Rock truly is one of the island’s hidden secrets. We began our walk under a sky salted with stars and summited Piduranangala’s bald dome as the false dawn polished the stone with soft shadows. The ascending orange, Read More
Sri Lanka’s Best Beach Towns The southwest coast of Sri Lanka has long been a favorite for beach bum travelers. Our January arrival was serendipitous, coinciding with the southwest’s December through April surf season. The entire coastline is scattered with white, sandy beaches and romantic coconut palms rounding out the scenery. We scored, Read More
Surfing Sri Lanka Sri Lanka has all the necessary ingredients for a world-class surf trip. Clear tropical water, coconut palm lined beaches, and a scattering of surf breaks ranging from sandy bottom beach breaks to fast-peeling shallow reefs. During two weeks on the coast, we can definitely say that Sri Lanka’s surf lived, Read More
How Much To Trek Everest Base Camp/Gokyo Lakes Trekking in Nepal’s Himalayas is one experience that had been sitting on our bucket list for a long time. Finally, getting the chance to walk among the highest peaks on the planet, we can honestly say it has been one of the top hiking journeys, Read More
A Guide To Trekking EBC & Gokyo Lakes…Independently Hiking the Khumbu Valley to Everest Base Camp was without a doubt the busiest and most crowded trail we’ve ever set foot on. Having that said, the entire trek is a stunner with iconic Himalayan peaks every direction. The wide grins glued to the faces, Read More
Bagan’s Best Sunrise and Sunset Locations Chasing the orb around Bagan’s temple plain became our favorite pastime during our visit to the famed archaeological zone. Climbing at least one of the ancient temples for the extraordinary light shows should be on every world traveler’s bucket list.