Throwing My Biggest Rule Out The Window

Throwing My Biggest Rule Out The Window

With our first year of full-time travel, I’ve decided to go with the flow more and be a little less of a control freak! As such I’ve set very few “rules”. One that I do have though, is that even if we don’t know our itinerary or how long we plan on staying in a given place I want one night of lodging booked before we arrive. From there we can figure out what we want to do next, but the one night is sort of a safety net. 
On our second week in Malaysia and only 1.5 months into our trip, I broke my rule. Continue reading Throwing My Biggest Rule Out The Window

journey to Perhentian Kecil

Our Journey From Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Perhentian Kecil 

After spending two days (which really felt like three since we’d arrived at 7am after taking a 10 hour night bus from Mersing) in Kuala Terengganu enjoying the air-conditioning at the Space Inn, the food in China Town, getting some exercise by the bay, and the Monitor Lizards we found in the drains it was time to explore a new place. Next up… the Perhentian Islands, specifically Perhentian Kecil, the smaller backpacker paradise.Continue reading Our Journey From Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Perhentian Kecil 

Getting My First Haircut & Straight Razor Shave Abroad

Getting My First Haircut & Straight Razor Shave Abroad

The travel backpackers journey is one of stinky clothes, sore feet, bumps, cuts, bruises, and if you’re anything like me, long shaggy hair and maybe a beard. My locks of dirty blonde usually get so long while I am on the road that they begin to form a sort of preppy boy mullet. That is until I finally bite the bullet and find a decent barber who can give me crisp clean lines with a straight razor and a proper shave.Continue reading Getting My First Haircut & Straight Razor Shave Abroad