In every travel experience there is beauty… even if we don’t see it at first. The same is the case with power outages and blackouts! Find out what we like to do when the electricity disappears. Continue reading Finding Beauty In Power Outages
One of the obstacles of visiting a tropical (semi-remote) island is that when you start to run low on funds it can be a challenge to re-up. Luckily for us more than a few good things came out of this unexpected travel mishap.Continue reading Tioman Island: Why You Should Always Double Check Where The Closest ATM Is Located…
Check out these 22 photos to inspire you to visit what’s said to be the largest Buddhist Temple in Malaysia. Maybe you’ll be so inspired you’ll want to visit in person!Continue reading 22 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Kek Lok Si Temple
Meeting locals is always one of the most rewarding parts of exploring new places. Sure we came to see the sites, to learn, and to explore new things… but the best way to do that is through meeting people, getting to know locals, and making friends. We find that we get so much more out of our experience this way.Continue reading What We Learned From Making Friends With A Group Of Dive Masters
My adrenaline is going a bit, it’s blazing hot, I’m sweaty, and I’m also verryyyy hungry, but I’ve got a smile on my face. Why? Because we played the hawk game, learned from the locals, and figured out how to get a table (after having two swooped from us) and order food after standing in line with no luckContinue reading Learning To Order Food Like A Local
Kayaking not only gives you a great workout but it enables you to see this amazing island from new vantage points and ups your exploring game!Continue reading What To Do In Perhentian Kecil: Kayak!
When you’re traveling internationally, particularly to places vastly different from your home country, it can be fun to try new things but also a bit intimidating. Even so, trying something new can open a world of possibilities. Continue reading The Number One Tip For Eating Abroad
Only a short 30-minute fast boat ride from Kuala Besut, this backpacker getaway is the perfect island to escape to as you make your way through peninsular Malaysia. Days can easily turn into weeks, as we quickly discovered after exploring the island for a few days (we ended up extending our stay from 4 to 7 days). “No hurry no worry” should be the catch phrase of Kecil as most people spend their days diving and snorkeling in the crystal clear water and lounging around soaking up the sun on the white sandy beaches. Continue reading Exploration Guide: Pulau Perhentian Kecil
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
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