The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2018 Roundup!

Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival is just at its start, and I have been far more enthusiastic than anyone has any right to be. So far I’ve managed to find my way to four fantastic hot chocolates.

10 Things to Do in Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon is well worth the time to visit, but it’s much more enjoyable if you know where to go. Here are 10 (+1) must-see destinations in Yangon.

Kyaiktiyo (The Golden Rock): Is it Worth it?

Situated between the gorgeous Hpa-An and hectic Yangon, Kyaiktiyo is better known by travellers as the Golden Rock. Perched on a mountainside that overlooks the nearby town of Kinpun, the giant rock is covered in gold leaf and a golden stupa that contains one of Buddha’s hairs, donated by a monk. But the attraction is something of a one-hit wonder, and staying on the mountaintop can cost as much as $50 USD for a room. So, for many tourists the question is this: is it worth it? 

What to See in Hpa-An

Hpa-An is a too often missed destination in Myanmar, but its stunning landscape and unique, mind-blowing temples are completely unmissable.

How to Ubud

Located on the island of Bali in Indonesia, the city of Ubud is a city with an endless activities. Check out this detailed guide on How to Ubud!

A Weekend Getaway from Bona

On our last weekend in Bona Ranah and I decided to get away from paradise to more paradise one last time while all we needed was a purse and a toothbrush. With little to no full plan for what we would be doing, we left everything we needed at home… including the toothbrush. Oh well!…

Dancing Ecstatically in Ubud

When we bought our tickets, all we knew about Ecstatic Dance was that it was a great time. No drugs, no alcohol, but the best dance party of your life. Ecstatic Dance on Sundays, we were told, is like church in Ubud.

4 Amazing Places in the Philippines’ Northern Luzon

We spent 27 days in the Philippines, and with the country’s incredible diversity in landscapes and in people, that was nowhere near enough. However, as a country comprised primarily of islands, it’s easy to get caught up in the temptations of the sand and the sea. The Philippines has far more to offer than just…

Settling into Bona

Ranah, Jen, and I have had a whirlwind of a trip for the last 85 days. We’ve explored as much of the Philippines as we could in 27 days, ventured into Malaysian Borneo, and had a wonderful “vacation from our vacation” in Bali and on the Gili Islands in Lombok. Now, though, Ranah and I…

6 Dream Destinations in Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is a small island off the coast of the internationally famous island of Bali. Though small, Nusa Lembongan is famed as a quiet beachside tourist destination, and for good reason. This small island features some incredible cove-like beaches, incredible waves, and, if you go off the beaten track, some interesting excursions. So, here…