Kayaking & Camping in Nærøyfjord

Kayaking & Camping in Nærøyfjord

The second big leg of our travels is through Europe—where we are now. When planning how to spend our allowed three months here (because Visas), Andrew had Scandinavia on the top of his list. Since it’s so far North, we knew it would be our first stop, before it gets too cold. (Side note: it’s still pretty cold.)

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A Monk Gave Me Homework

A Monk Gave Me Homework

A post by Andrew.

Kathmandu is dusty, hot, and crowded. But also, colorful and sensational. The people are friendly and appear devoutly religious. But I will let Kelsey elaborate in another post—just know it is an overwhelming place for the first-time visitor. Fortunately, we had Monica—Kelsey’s childhood friend who lives and studies Buddhism in Kathmandu—to show us around for a few days. 

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The Ngaben: A Royal Balinese Cremation Ceremony

The Ngaben: A Royal Balinese Cremation Ceremony

One beautiful morning during the breakfast/social hour at our comfy Airbnb in Ubud, our hosts eagerly asked if we had any plans the following Friday. Fortunately, we had zero (re: travel burnout realized with a closet) and agreed to accompany them to a Royal Ngaben Ceremony.

Confused by my fancy local words yet? I will explain. 

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WWOOFing (Not the Type That Dogs Do)

WWOOFing (Not the Type That Dogs Do)

After returning Winnie, our little campervan, last week, we caught a ride an hour North of Auckland to the small town of Matakana. Nestled in New Zealand’s coastal wine country, Matakana is only about 300 meters of small organic restaurants, expensive designer clothing stores, and fancy chocolate/candle/pillow boutiques catering to the weekenders that drive up from Auckland for a country escape. 

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