Releasing a sky lantern during Thailand’s famous Festival of Lights is a bucket list experience for many travelers. We’ve put together a guide of our top tips for enjoying Loy Krathong and Yi Peng in Chiang Mai for free! Plus, we're sharing which event you should avoid.Read More
If you’re looking to dig a little deeper into the culture in Costa Rica, take a break from the adventure sports and beaches for a day and venture to an indigenous village not far from Puerto Viejo. Learning about the Bribri people, speaking with a shaman and supporting their livelihood is an unforgettable experience that will certainly stick with you after you leave Costa Rica.Read More
If you're planning to visit Japan, this information-packed guide has the answers to all your questions. We are sharing exactly how much it costs to travel to Japan, and we're throwing in some money-saving budget tips! Plus, find out the best places to go in Tokyo, which Japanese foods to try, and how to ride the bullet trains. This is the most complete Japan travel guide out there and will help you plan the trip of your dreams.Read More
If you’re bored in Bangkok, something's wrong with you! There are endless fun things to do in this ever-growing city. We created a list of top things to do Bangkok. Some are super touristy (yet still worthwhile), like the Grand Palace, but some are hidden gems, like an amazing Tuk Tuk Food Tour. In this travel guide, we’re laying out the best hotels in Bangkok, how to use the metro system, what to do in Bangkok, foods to eat, and common scams to avoid. This Bangkok travel guide has everything you need to know before flying into BKK.Read More
Often overshadowed by its Western neighbors, Eastern Europe deserves to be on your travel bucket list. From natural beauty to adorable towns to rich culture, we'll share exactly why Eastern Europe should be on your radar.Read More
Vietnam is a country filled with delicious food, friendly people and a rich history. We traveled for a little over one month backpacking this action-packed nation. The itinerary below is a perfect guide from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City for anyone visiting Vietnam for the first time.Read More
Wanna know our favorite foods? Best hotels? Craziest things we did over the last year? What an Around the World trip is really like? This “Best Of” list is a must read!Read More
To this day, our homestay in this remote Hmong village in the hills of Laos was the most amazing cultural experience we've encountered. Come along as we share our story!Read More
If you are living in South Korea - or even just visiting for a short time - this list of fun things to do in Korea will hopefully give you some travel ideas, what to eat, and experiences to be had. So here it goes: our list of highlights from our year in South Korea!Read More
Myanmar is unlike any other country we’ve ever visited. And although part of me wants it to stay somewhat “undiscovered”, I also feel like it’s my duty to share our story so other people are inspirited experience this incredible country.Read More
We always try to travel responsibly and leaves the smallest footprint, but we decided that while traveling in Cambodia we would do even more to be sure our money was being spent in the right places. We found some pretty incredible responsible companies to support, and want to share ways that you can give back while exploring this beautiful nation.Read More
Bali is a favorite vacation spot of many travelers. With a rich culture, iconic volcanos, picturesque beaches and food that everyone can enjoy, it’s not hard to fall in love with Bali. And don’t worry, even though this is a popular destination, there are still plenty of things to do that will give you a glimpse into the “real Bali”. Come along with us as we share our top foods, unique adventures and cheap things to do in Bali!Read More
Whether you’re thinking about spending a semester overseas or are reminiscing on your own time abroad, join me in celebrating all the ways studying abroad can change lives for the better.Read More
If you’re looking for things to do on your trip to Japan, you’ve come to the right place. From super quirky, only-in-Japan experiences to must-see sights and the best food to try, we’ve rounded up the top things to do on your first visit to Japan!Read More
I have a confession. Until last weekend, I had never gone ice fishing in my life. Neither had Ben. Yep, that's right. Two midwesterners, hailing from the land of 10,000 lakes, had to move all the way to South Korea before taking a whirl at ice fishing.Read More
Think bullfighting happens just in Spain? Think again. Korea has it's own version of this centuries-old sport, and we got to experience it firsthand this weekend, as well as a couple other quirky adventures.Read More
From super fast shipping to theme cafes, there are just some things that South Korea does bigger and better than any other country in the world. Come along as we share some of the quirks that make Korea unique!Read More
We’d heard from our co-teachers and friends that Korean baseball games are an experience not to be missed, so we figured we better make it to a game before the end of the season.
As it turns out, the rumors are true.Read More
It is rumored that in 1999, Queen Elizabeth asked to be taken to the “most Korean place in Korea”. She was brought to the town of Andong to celebrate her 73rd birthday.
Famous for its traditional folk village and annual Mask Dance Festival, Andong attracts visitors from near and far each September.
We were no exception.Read More
Our last stop in Peru was colonial city of Arequipa. It felt as though we’d been transported across the Atlantic to a European metropolis. With so many things to do in Arequipa, we had a jammed packed couple of days. Make sure to sign up for a cooking class and a city tour!Read More