Guide to Eating Snails, Shellfish, and Seafood in Vietnam

Vietnam is a country characterized by it’s food – the freshness of the ingredients, the complexity of the flavors, and often the strangeness of whatever it is you’re about to consume. One of our favorite things to do in Saigon is head to Vinh Khanh (Vĩnh Khánh) street in District 4 for a rowdy night…

Sunrise Photography Tour with Hoi An Photo Tours

We first met Etienne Bossot on a river boat in Northwestern Myanmar way back in 2014. We were the only three foreigners on a boat that was so crowded, you had to bring your own chair onboard if you wanted to sit down during the 8-hour boat ride. Etienne told us that he was from…

A Local’s 12 Favorite Things to do on the North Shore

We were lucky enough to spend a year and a half living in Honolulu and absolutely fell in love with the island of Oahu. Our weekdays were spent living in the city and surfing in front of Waikiki beach but we couldn’t wait for the weekend to explore the other parts of the island. We…

Travel Photography Packing List

“I love your photos! What camera do you use while traveling?” is a question we get frequently from people following our adventures. It’s a great question because light, compact gear is essential when you are carrying everything you own around with you everywhere you go (along with clothes, toiletries, random photo props, and a bottle of…

The 16 Best Travel Books to Inspire Wanderlust

Nothing inspires wanderlust like getting engrossed in a novel about traveling to a foreign land and the adventures that ensue. You can lose yourself in stories of love, heartbreak, redemption and self-discovery whether your traveling abroad or back home planning your next adventure. We have been traveling on and off for over 7 years, and…

The Best Burning Man Goggles: Surviving a Dust Storm in Black Rock Desert

Congratulations! You’ve got your tickets to Burning Man! Now you’re making your list and you’re checking it twice for everything you’ll need to survive in Black Rock Desert. After all, radical self-reliance is one of the founding principles of Burning Man. And any Burning Man veteran will tell you being well prepared is critical to…

Famous Filipino Food: 15 Must-Eat Dishes in the Philippines!

The food culture of the Philippines is sometimes overshadowed by it’s northwestern neighbors – Thailand and Vietnam. But the Philippines can easily hold its own on the global culinary stage and even came in second in a 2015 CNN poll asking readers what country was their favorite food destination. From the ubiquitous adobo to the…

The Best Power Banks and Portable Chargers for Travelers

Whether we like it or not, we’ve all come to rely on our cell phones. Whether you use it for calling and texting, for accessing your favorite social media apps, for listening to music or podcasts, or for navigation, you undoubtedly feel the pain when you accidentally leave home without it. Or when it runs…