This stuff just doesn’t happen in America

by Sharon

December 23rd marks one of my favorite days of our entire trip.  Jason and I were in a lovely beach town called Nha Trang where we took an amazing boat tour for my birthday.  In the interest of not boring you to death, here are some highlights of the trip:  Jason finally, FINALLY got to […]

Geoarbitrage – Holy &#!% that’s cheap!

by Jason

Geoarbitrage is a popular term used by the travel community, one that I was familiar with but never truly grasped until we arrived in China and now Vietnam. In this post, I give a little background on the term, the amazing way it’s been affecting us, and why it means that traveling may actually be […]

Stuff People Wear in Asia

by Sharon

One thing I do very well as a traveler is observe the way people dress in different countries.  There is nothing more entertaining for me than to examine the area for interesting fashion choices; by interesting, I mean a woman doing manual labor in clear stripper heels or a man wearing a shirt that says […]

New Year’s Adventure Resolution

by Jason

A couple years ago I began a New Year’s Resolution tradition of giving myself one adventurous goal to complete for that upcoming year. I don’t do any other New Year’s resolutions. I don’t believe in them. Resolutions are something that you break. There are obviously exceptions, but losing weight, saving money, or getting yourself organized, […]

Rock the Cat Ba (Island), Vietnam

by Sharon

Good morning, Vietnam!  (That one was for you, Burns). China and Vietnam seem to be two very different animals.  To put it simply, China is a freakishly large country, so the amount of travelers in any given city in China is going to be much smaller due to the fact that they are so spread […]

Working Out and Eating Healthy on the Road – No easy task

by Jason

My friends and family will agree that I am big on health and fitness. While working full time and pursuing my MBA at night, I still made it to the gym 6 to 7 times a week. I took vitamins daily and brought sandwiches to work. I prefer healthy home cooking, where I know what […]

Dog Meat and Old Ladies (Part 2)

by Sharon

Note: This is the second installation of “Dog Meat and Old Ladies“.   Previously, we took a Li River Cruise on a bamboo raft into Yangshuo and visited the Fido meat market… On a more pleasant note, we rented bikes in Yangshuo and had a great time riding out of the city and into the more […]

Dog Meat and Old Ladies (Part 1)

by Sharon

Note: This will be a two-part post.  I don’t want to overwhelm you all at once with our goings-on in Yangshuo. One of my favorite activities that we have experienced so far has been the Li River Cruise that we took to get from Guilin to Yangshuo. The Li River is one of China’s most […]

Good Morning Vietnam! – An Itinerary Update

by Jason

Greetings from the 3rd country on our trip, Vietnam. We are currently in Hanoi, staying at possibly the nicest hostel we’ve stayed during our trip, The Hanoi Guesthouse. I’d like to use this post to give an update of our itinerary, as our plans continue to change. We left China with one “crazy week” of […]