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  • Yellowstone, WY (Road trip: Day 17-19)

    July 4, 2020 by

    Let’s get right into Yellowstone! Like I noted in my last post, we got up EARLY so that we could hopefully beat the crowds. That worked, to an extent. National Parks are a whole different beast when it comes to tourists. Not even a pandemic can keep people away! Our first few stops were Painted… Read more

  • Oregon/Idaho (Road Trip: Day 13-17)

    July 4, 2020 by

    There’s going to be a little trend of going back and forth into Idaho. The truth is, we love it there! Idaho is an absolute hidden gem that we rarely hear about and we feel thankful to experience it before the word completely gets out. Anyways, we woke up super early to drive to the… Read more

  • Idaho/Montana (Road trip: Day 11-13)

    July 4, 2020 by

    We wanted to push to get to as close to the outskirts of Glacier as we could to camp close by for an early morning hike. There were a few places that we had to detour to first though! Our first stop was a river that Scott’s aunt had recommended called Priest River in Idaho.… Read more

  • Washington (Road Trip: Day 6-11)

    June 30, 2020 by

    This portion of the “road trip” wasn’t very road tripp-y either, but hey that’s not always the point. We took this time to spend it with both sides of our extended family. After picking up our van in Renton, we headed toward my Aunt’s house in Sammamish, WA. There we got to enjoy time with… Read more

  • Alaska (Road Trip: Day 1-6)

    June 28, 2020 by

    Okay, so this is a part of the road trip, but we aren’t in the van. We debated a long time about driving or flying to Alaska and our final decision to fly was influenced by a few things. The drive to Alaska is about 39 hours on rough road, that was likely to destroy… Read more

  • Road Trip 2020

    June 28, 2020 by

    If you’re not used to us moving a million miles an hour, you better get used to it because that’s how we have been for basically the last year and change. So we will continue that way, haha! Once we were back in Eugene, we scrambled to get the van in order in hopes that… Read more

  • Denver, CO (our new residence!)

    June 28, 2020 by

    I’m not going to lie, when we pulled up to our new home I was a little taken aback. I knew it was a fixer upper, but this place was ROUGH. The carpet was terribly stretched and stinky, the interior had been trashed, the walls had holes in them, the master bedroom door had a… Read more

  • Home (Eugene, OR)

    June 28, 2020 by

    As soon as we got back into town Scott and I decided to kick it into overdrive. I think I noted in earlier blogs that we were planning on road tripping the US and Canada this coming summer as our last hurrah before I go to school and Scott gets a real career. Well, while… Read more

  • Hawaii (Kauai and Maui)

    June 28, 2020 by

    ***We are currently on a road trip and I am using this time to catch up on some blogging*** Hoping to be all caught up in the next week or so*** We ended our trip around the world in Hawaii. It happened to be the cheapest place to fly back into the states from Australia,… Read more

  • Tokyo, Japan

    February 19, 2020 by

    From Kuala Lumpur we flew to Japan and had a long layover in Tokyo before heading to Portland. Being lovers of Japan, ramen, Japanese food, and everything to do with it, we took advantage of our layover and jumped on the quickest metro to a small town outside of the airport to get some local… Read more

  • Penang & Langkawi, Malaysia

    February 19, 2020 by

    On Scott’s birthday we headed to Malaysia, where half of my family lives. I feel a little bad because we spent most of the day traveling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur, with a long layover before heading to Penang. So not the most glamorous birthday for Scott, but we made up for it by eating… Read more

  • Hanoi, Vietnam

    February 1, 2020 by

    It seemed that Hanoi and Hoi An were definitely our top places in Vietnam. Both cities had a different more eclectic vibe and we were able to find some of our favorite things within each city much easier than in Da Nang or Saigon. As we do in most places, we find what we like… Read more

  • Life Update! Eugene, Oregon

    January 19, 2020 by

    Hello! Sorry we have been absent for almost a month. I realize now that it has sparked some concern as I’ve been hearing from family and friends wondering where we are. Also with rising crisis overseas, and some natural disasters in places we were supposed to be in (Philippines and Australia) I now know I… Read more

  • Da Nang/Hoi An, Vietnam

    December 31, 2019 by

    Somewhere in the middle of the country of Vietnam resides two coastal towns, Da Nang and Hoi An, just 30 minutes or so away from each other. We spent a week at each place taking it what we could of the Vietnamese coastline. I’ve combined the two posts because to our surprise there wasn’t much… Read more

  • Saigon, Vietnam

    December 23, 2019 by

    Getting into Vietnam was a bit of a struggle. In order to have entrance to the country, you must have your Visa filed online before landing. Then you go through another set of paperwork with passport pictures that gets verified with the government and a Visa sticker is place in your passport. After you pay… Read more

  • Siem Reap, Cambodia

    December 11, 2019 by

    As the holiday season starts to take over, we are finding ourselves slowing down, staying places for longer periods of time (and forgetting to post to the blog). We’ve been busy. Okay, scratch that, I’ve been studying, and Scott has been “busy” watching football and a new show on Netflix. It has felt good to… Read more

  • Phuket, Thailand

    November 23, 2019 by

    From the Maldives we flew into Bangkok, Thailand enroute to Phuket. We were a bit exhausted being on the move every day for the last four nights but being in Thailand was the perfect change of pace. Our intention was to spend one night in Bangkok (in an air bnb within walking distance to the… Read more

  • Thoddoo Island, Maldives

    November 19, 2019 by

    ***We’ve (Hali) gotten a bit behind on posting! Been enjoying the last two weeks too much! Sorry for the delay*** We arrived pretty late into the Male from Sri Lanka, but our flight was earlier inbound then expected. As soon as we arrived, we had to go to the local Sim card office at the… Read more

  • Matara, Sri Lanka

    November 5, 2019 by

    We spent the most time in Matara out of all the cities in Sri Lanka, but our time there seemed to fly by. After the struggle of getting our driver to the accommodation, he tried to get us to pay more than the agreed upon price. His claim was that our place was outside of… Read more

  • Tangalle, Sri Lanka

    November 1, 2019 by

    Our journey to Tangalle started off early, too early for my liking. Scott scheduled a driver to come pick us up at 2am so that we would get to Yala National Park in time for our morning safari. We orginally arranged for a 4am pickup, but we found out because of the heavy rains there… Read more

  • Ella, Sri Lanka

    October 31, 2019 by

    Without even having been in Ella for more than 12 hours Scott was already looking for reasons to stay an extra night. He told me that it may be his favorite town in Asia thus far. Our accommodation definitely helped sell that point. We got in super late the first night so all we could… Read more

  • Kandy, Sri Lanka

    October 29, 2019 by

    Kandy is the second largest city in Sri Lanka, Colombo being the first. But it seems so much smaller, I don’t know if that’s because we didn’t explore too much other than around our accommodation or that they cities on this little island are already small to begin with. According to Google, so who knows… Read more

  • Colombo, Sri Lanka

    October 27, 2019 by

    We arrived late into Sri Lanka after a bit of a delayed flight out of Dubai. We had less than 24 hours in Colombo and were a bit exhausted from a day of travel, but we tried to make the best of it. From the airport we got an Uber to our Air bnb. The… Read more

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    October 25, 2019 by

    Going from one of the poorest countries to one of the richest in the world can offer a lot of perspective. Nepal was wonderful, we really loved it. We went into Dubai with very few expectations. We knew there was going to be a lot of wealth and we pegged it as one of those… Read more

  • Pokhara, Nepal

    October 23, 2019 by

    Pokhara is the adrenaline capital of Nepal. It’s the Queenstown of New Zealand, but way cheaper. You can do anything here: bungee jump, white water raft, kayak, trek, paraglide, if there’s something extreme you want to do on a budget, this is the place to do it. Also, because it is set a bit up… Read more

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