There’s no doubt about it, Bali is a one-of-a-kind destination. But what makes this island so special? And what should you know before you go? This list has all the basics about Bali’s people, culture, and history, plus our top tips for visiting!
7 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Bangkok for the Curious Traveler
Looking for something a little different in Bangkok? From abandoned department stores to quirky museums, this list has got you covered.
A Sunfish & A Shipwreck: Diving in Tulamben, Bali
A dive to more than 100 feet below the surface? A sighting of a rare gigantic fish? A famous World War II-era shipwreck? Ryan’s Advanced Open Water course in Bali had a little bit of everything, and all of it was memorable.
Aboard the Dragon Legend: An Unforgettable Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise
The Dragon Legend cruise was hands-down one of our coolest travel experiences ever. It was a taste of luxury, a chance to unplug, and a sustainable way to see Vietnam’s most iconic scenery.
Movies and Mountains: The Dharamshala International Film Festival
We spent last weekend at a film festival high in the Himalayas of northern India – and it was a blast! We got to see some fascinating independent films from all over the world, and we loved being part of a cultural event that set the town abuzz.
Why Bai Tu Long Bay Is a More Sustainable Halong Bay Alternative
Cruising through Halong Bay is a major bucket list item in Vietnam – but it’s as crowded and polluted as it is beautiful. So we were thrilled to discover its more sustainable neighbor, Bai Tu Long Bay.
Hanoi Free Walking Tours: Exploring the Old Quarter of Hanoi Without Spending a Dime (or Dong)
Free tours can be hit or miss, but this one in Hanoi was top-notch! This walking tour of the Old Quarter covers many of Hanoi’s most fascinating sights and offers a chance to dive into their context. (Plus, the guides provide expert navigation through what must be one of the world’s most confusing and chaotic neighborhoods.)
Beyond Beerlao: Sampling Craft Beer in Laos
We enjoy exploring the local beer scene wherever we travel, and we especially love finding microbreweries in unlikely places – like Laos. Ryan’s sampled just about all the beers available in Laos, and now he’s sharing where to find the best brews (and which ones to avoid).
Seeing the Green in Singapore: Hiking the Southern Ridges Trail
You might think of Singapore as just a sterile concrete jungle, but you’d be wrong! The city-state has a hidden side of parks, forests, and walking trails, and the Southern Ridges is probably the most iconic one.
Backpacking Singapore: Tips to Help You Travel Cheap
Singapore is the world’s most expensive city, but we found some ways to save money there. Use these tips to stay within your budget when you visit.