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

 An Introduction To Tea Plantation Trekking   The once remote outpost of Ella in Sri Lanka’s hill country has become the unofficial backpacker capital of the tea plantation belt stretching across the island’s highlands.   Journeying aboard the rustic Sri Lankan Railways is part of the thrill. The winding track to Ella from Kandy is, Read More

The Women With Spiderweb Face Tattoos   When we booked our 20-hour bus from Mandalay to Mrauk U in Rakhine State, we had two plans. The first was to explore the temples and ruins of the former Arakan Kingdom and the second was to make a day-trip to the Chin villages along the Lemro, Read More

Why Koh Surin is Our New Favorite Thai Island   Thailand’s Surin Islands, collectively as Mu Koh Surin National Park have captured our hearts,  becoming our new favorite Thai island destination. Here’s why. While most of Thailand’s islands and beaches are becoming cluttered with tourists and the associated backwash of touts, garbage, and bad, Read More

Return To Koh Phi Phi   We always rave to our friends about Koh Phi Phi, our favorite island in Thailand, so when we made a return visit after nearly a twelve year absence, we were shocked.  Our goal was to recapture the charming traveler vibe that we once found so alluring in this, Read More

Prague Budget Breakdown   Budget: $75 per day for 2 people Total Spent: $624 Number of Days: 7 Average per day Spent: $89 per day for 2 people