Series

  • Secrets Abroad: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Turkey

    Secrets Abroad is an ongoing series that explores the hidden sides of cultures from around the world. Check out previous editions here.

    After a full 24-hours of flights and layovers, we finally arrive in Istanbul. There’s a distinct chill in the air and I realize that I’m underdressed for the occasion. A crisp wind sweeps by and […]

  • Monthly Round-Up: December Travel Diary

    December officially marks the halfway point of one year around the world!

    The last leg of 2017 was a little more relaxed than the previous five months. With the holidays rolling around and finally entering Europe, we’ve been taking it slow. We started off in Bulgaria, spent two weeks trailing around Romania (including Dracula’s castle!), saw […]

  • Secrets Abroad: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Thailand

    Secrets Abroad is an ongoing series that explores the hidden sides of cultures from around the world. Check out previous editions here.

    I recently spent two weeks traveling around Thailand, talking with the locals and learning bits here and there about the local culture. Here are the top 10 interesting things I discovered.

    1. Hapas are all-the-rage […]

  • Monthly Round-Up: November Travel Diary

    After spending five months baking in the intense heat and humidity that is Asia in summer (and SE Asia during any season), our wish for colder weather finally came to fruition: it’s 40 degrees outside, there’s snow on the ground, and I’m officially shivering in my new boots.

    Jumping from Yangon to Istanbul in a 24-hour […]

  • Monthly Round-Up: October Travel Diary

    Four months have come and gone and we’re officially a third of the way through our trip! (*insert gasping emoji*) Shit’s crazy.

    We landed in Vietnam square on the 1st of October and stayed in the country for nearly the entire month. To be honest, I was a little hesitant of visiting at first. Vietnam was […]

  • Secrets Abroad: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Taiwan

    Secrets Abroad is an ongoing series that explores the hidden sides of cultures from around the world. Check out previous editions here.

    It’s been a week since we left Taiwan, and I’m finally ready to share this island’s own edition of “Secret’s Abroad”! Taiwan is an absolutely fascinating destination, but this isn’t always apparent at first […]

  • Monthly Round-Up: September Travel Diary

    September was another month of crazy highs and disappointing lows. We started off flying out from Shanghai to the capital of the Sichuan province, Chengdu. This was a pretty big turning point in how I viewed China; while I never hated the place like many people do, I also didn’t expect the locals to be […]

  • Secrets Abroad: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hong Kong

    Secrets Abroad is an ongoing series that explores the hidden sides of cultures from around the world. Check out previous editions here.

    Hong Kong is one of the most distinctive cities in Asia, and possibly the entire world. It’s a place where Eastern and Western influences stitch together seamlessly. Snippets of English and Cantonese flow through […]

  • Secrets Abroad: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About China

    Secrets Abroad is an ongoing series that explores the hidden sides of cultures from around the world.

    We’re currently researching and preparing for adventures in Hong Kong, but before we get there, I wanted to share a (mainland) China edition of Secrets Abroad. After three weeks of exploring all over the PRC, these are the top […]