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Trip: A trip to the other side

There are [8] stories from my trip: A trip to the other side


Re-Integration - The follow up

USA | Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | Views [289]

Now that I've been back in the U.S. for over a month, I have been able to reflect on most of what happened during my trip.  There are so many People, Places, Foods, Activities, and Memories for me to look back on and smile about whenever I want, ... Read more >

Tags: be happy, home, se asia, world travels


Indonesia - The Final Frontier (Surfing, High speed chase, and Turtles

INDONESIA | Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | Views [275]

In my last blog I mentioned that we had nicknamed this last part of our trip as the "Vacation of our Vacation."  It ended up being just that, but every vacation has it's glitches and stressors, and for our last 3 weeks of travel throughout this ... Read more >

Tags: beach, indonesia. surfing


Cambodia - The land of Treasure and Treachery

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 | Views [411] | Comments [1]

Cambodia - The land of Treasure and Treachery   Rounding out the end of our second month traveling we headed to Cambodia to experience a country and culture that I knew next to nothing about.  Although we were pretty close to Cambodia ... Read more >

Tags: angkor wat, cambodia, killing fields


The Roller Coaster that is Vietnam!!!

VIETNAM | Sunday, 15 Nov 2015 | Views [507] | Comments [7]

Stepping in to the second country of our trip (excluding layovers) we thought we were pros at this part of the world and knew exactly what to expect.  The hard fact is that as Thailand was an excellent stepping stone for travels in SE Asia, it also ... Read more >

Tags: new friends, travels contnue, vietnam, waterfalls


Reunion, Muay Thai, Hidden Temple, Jungle Farming, Sticky Waterfall, Police Station, Elephant Mud B

THAILAND | Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | Views [431]

I write this as we are headed south on a 15 hour day train ending our wonderful 2+ weeks in Chiang Mai and North Thailand.  Chiang Mai is a beautiful place and during our time there we were certainly tested, but with a little help from new friends ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, chiang mai, elephants, monks


Destinations 1-3 and everything in between.

THAILAND | Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | Views [448] | Comments [2]

Well just as I suspected I am already behind on keeping a daily journal and a weekly blog.  There is constantly so much going on that I always tell myself that I'll make time for it later and later tends to never come.  That being said there ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, islands, thailand, travel


Photos: Photos of the first 1.5 weeks (Travel, Bangkok, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Chiang Mai)

THAILAND | Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Notes before takeoff.

USA | Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | Views [496] | Comments [7]

I'm writing the first blog post for 2 reasons: 1st to give everyone an idea of how long a flight from LAX to Tokyo is, and 2nd to make sure that this program works as I have never blogged before and have absolutely no Idea what i'm doing.   ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, flights, se asia, travel