No need to blow your backpacker budget in Hiroshima. There are many things to do that won’t cost much! Here are 11 things to do in Hiroshima for cheap.
Why I Cycle – Why Your Next Trip Should Be A Cycling Trip
Planning a cycling trip? Learn why I chose to bike across Canada and the UK and discover some of the benefits associated with touring a country by bike.
6 Money Saving Tips for Traveling Japan
Japan is a weird and wonderful place that everyone MUST visit once, or twice, or many times, in their lifetime. Here’s how we (almost) stuck to our budget in this expensive metropolis.
2 Overlooked & Underrated Must-Visit Villages in Northern Laos
Want to get off the backpacker trail? The beautiful mountains of Northern Laos will surely put you at ease. Visit these 2 overlooked and underrated villages – Muang Khua & Muang Ngoy.
Vietnam to Laos – How to Travel by Bus & Get a Laos Visa on Arrival
Border crossings always tend to scare me a bit. We had read good things and bad things about crossing from Vietnam to Laos, especially on land. Despite all the research you try to prepare yourself with, you never quite know exactly what to expect. Here is how to bus and get […]
Couch Surfing – How To Sleep For Free And Make Local Friends
If you’re reading this blog, there’s a fairly high chance that you’ve heard of the website Couch Surfing. I was introduced to this service in 2012 when I cycled across Canada with a friend, and was blown away by the openness and generosity shown by its members. Note: While the following may […]
How to Trek Sapa Without a Guide
So you’re on a budget and you want to go trekking in beautiful Sapa in North Vietnam? Same! We all know that travel agencies love to take advantage of tourist wallets. Don’t fret, it’s easy to trek Sapa without a guide, DIY style!
Visiting Angkor Wat – 6 Things You Didn’t Know
Ah, Angkor Wat – Cambodia’s pride and jewel. While Southeast Asia is home to thousands of awe inspiring temples, there arguably none so enchanted as as the impressive Angkor Wat temple grounds in Siem Reap province, Cambodia. Temple tourism gets exhausting, and can often be underwhelming as [despite their varied histories] only […]
Explore & Eat: Hanoi, Vietnam
It is inevitable that every backpacker passing through Vietnam will end up in Hanoi for a few days. Rightfully so, as it is such a charming place with plenty to do (and eat).
Eat and Fall in Love in Hoi An, Vietnam
This charming little town is that obligatory mid stop on your journey across Vietnam. It’s a romantic place to take it easy and try all the local foods.