How to Get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2020

Most travelers to Cambodia begin their trip in the capital city of Phnom Penh. Probably best known for the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (housed in the former S21 Prison) and the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center (also known as The Killing Fields), Phnom Penh has a long and tumultuous history. But these days it is actually one…

The 15 Best Things to do in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap is the closest town to Angkor Wat, which is the most popular tourist destination in all of Cambodia. Most people really only visit Siem Reap to see the nearby temples of Angkor Wat, but you’ll be surprised to learn that it’s actually a pretty lively little city! With 2.6 million tourists annually, Siem…

Living in Vietnam: An Expat Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

Nick and I have had “Live Abroad as an Expat” on our bucket list for several years now. We’ve dreamed about being emersed in another culture – learning the language, eating the food, and making local friends. We originally thought we’d move to Bangkok but after our trip to Vietnam in 2018, we quickly changed…

10 Reasons Munduk, Bali is an Underrated Destination

Located in northern Bali, Munduk is truly one of the most underrated places on the island. While Seminyak, Ubud, Nusa Dua, and now Canggu have become hotspots for tourism in Bali, Munduk remains a relatively untouched paradise. Many visitors to Bali only go to Munduk as a day trip, but if you stick around you’ll…

How to get from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2020

If you’re planning a trip to Southeast Asia then there is a good chance you’re wondering “What is the best way to get between Bangkok and Siem Reap?” This is actually the most common tourist route traversed between Thailand and Cambodia. And while the distance between Bangkok and Siem Reap is just 250 miles (402…

The Best Breweries and Craft Beers in Saigon, Vietnam

Bet you didn’t know that Vietnam is a rising star in the craft beer scene, did you? We didn’t either until we first visited Saigon in 2018 and sampled as many local brews as we could. (Fast forward to 2019 and we’re living here!) The Saigon beer scene rivals that of any city in the…

5 Alternative Destinations to Bali in Indonesia

As the largest archipelago in the world, Indonesia has over 17,000 islands – 6,000 of which are inhabited. Unfortunately, most visitors to this diverse country don’t ever even make it beyond the island of Bali. And while Bali is truly beautiful and unique in its own right, it has become a victim of overtourism –…

The 6 Best Places to Visit in Laos

Laos remains one of the most pristine and culturally rich countries in SE Asia which means you get to explore the area’s unspoiled natural beauty. This landlocked country is famous for its jungle terrain, colorful temples, French colonial architecture, and its mountainous scenery with mist-covered peaks. The relaxing and laidback atmosphere of Laos provides the…

7 Best Hoi An Tours + Day Trips from Hoi An, Vietnam

Often claimed as Vietnam’s most romantic city, Hoi An is a must-see destination when visiting the country. Situated off the central coast of Vietnam, Hoi An is best known for its fading yellow french architecture and the hundreds of Chinese lanterns that light up the town every night. Spared from fighting during the Vietnam-American War,…