We have visitors! My dad and close family friend, Brian, just arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal to hang with us for over two weeks. That's only the beginning of the excitement. Now, we are prepping and packing. But tomorrow. Tomorrow, we will all drive out to the Himalayas and start 16-ish days of trekking on the Annapurna Circuit.Read More
Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was our second destination in Vietnam. The bay is full of thousands of picturesque tiny limestone islands that abruptly pop out of the ocean. The area is strange and otherworldly. So much so that local legend says a dragon spit jade bullets into the ocean, which sprouted these islands in front of enemy ships. Seems logical enough, right?Read More
In 10th grade, in an exercise to get to know each other, my teacher asked each student to share what their favorite food was. I remember that moment well because the question was a hard one for me to admit to, but my answer that I still stand by today is toast. Like the kind you have for breakfast with jam. Or maybe peanut butter. I just love toast. Wheat toast to be exact.Read More
Somehow, I feel busier now than when I had a full-time job, a dog to take care of, and a workout routine. I blame the constant sensory overload of traveling through foreign countries. Not that blame matters. The point is I have not written as much as I would have liked to.Read More
Two different times, friends told us we should go to Nusa Lembongan to swim with manta rays.
Friends from home suggested we hire a boat to snorkel the surrounding islands to see mantas. A new friend from Ubud urged us to do a discovery dive to swim beneath the mantas—saying she was jealous she didn’t have time to go herself. We did neither.Read More