Chiang Mai: A week of food, temples, and natural wonder

Sean and I have already been in Chiang Mai for a week and it has flown by. We have fallen back in love with this beautiful country and are so grateful to have such an amazing friend living in Chiang Mai to show us around and give us countless tips on making the most of…

Happy New Year!

The past year has been one of great change. Just judging from the amount of photos we took this year, it’s obvious we’ve been very busy. We visited four countries plus traveled all over the USA, spent time with friends and family, moved from Seattle to Asheville and finally to where we are now, in…

Hạ Long Bay: A Natural Beauty

To top off an already amazing trip, the last main event of our vacation was at Hạ Long Bay, famous for its uniquely gorgeous landscape. Even though this segment of the trip was the most touristy and least spontaneous, it was a worthwhile vacation destination. The beautiful vistas in every direction, cave exploring, and plentiful…

Getting muddy in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng

Phong Nha National Park was my favorite part of the trip. There were multiple firsts: first time in a gigantic cave, first time in a cave without any light, first time frolicking around in mud in a cave (or anywhere), and first time ziplining in such a beautiful location.

Weekend Wonders: Mount Rainier National Park

My dad and his girlfriend, Pat and Katie, visited us over the weekend. My dad had the brilliant idea to stay at Paradise Inn in Mount Rainier National Park in order to spend time together and explore the area. Despite the rainy weather, we were able to hike to some beautiful waterfalls and even play…