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Thailand: Land of a Thousand Smiles

Thailand land of a thousand smiles

  After an entire post on the negative sides of travel, Thailand has done wonders for our morale. Our experiences here have reminded us just why we love travel so much. We came to Thailand knowing that it is a hugely popular tourist destination, and has been for decades. Knowing how an influx of tourists can often be detrimental to whatever attracted them in the first place, we were skeptical about how authentic of an experience we would have in

Sri Lanka: A Land for Contemplation

Sri Lanka long-term travel

There are many reasons we chose to embark on this journey. We made a big decision in pursuing this dream, and in the end, a year of travel won out in priority over other major life steps such as buying a house or getting married. One of the most salient reasons that travel is a priority for us at this time in our lives is that we understand how deeply impactful it can be. We understood that travel could open

Nepal: A Land Where Time Crawled


One thing we have learned on this adventure is that our concept of time changes. Take a moment and think of the holiday season, late December, with friends and family, planned gatherings and festivities. Blink – and it’s over, back to work in the New Year. Now try to recall a Monday morning after a nice relaxing weekend. The week ahead seems so daunting and endless. Friday cannot come soon enough. Our perceptions of time passing changes, based on so

Tibet: A Land of Mountains and Monasteries

Tibet: A Land of Mountains and Monasteries

Magnificent, majestic, mighty, mammoth: all fitting adjectives to describe a mountain. But to  truly convey the feelings we experienced when we first laid eyes on Everest is simply impossible. We could present you with countless photos in our futile attempt to capture “that moment”, but not one of them will capture the full scope of awe we felt under Everest’s mighty glare. With the mysterious spirituality, torrid history, and iconic mountain ranges of Tibet, we had a feeling it would be