Vietnam Transportations: To Motorbike or Not?

Motorbikes are riding within inches of each other, the loud whirring sound of the motor and fumes fill the air as everyone's idling at the stop light, the crazy woman driving a 10 ft tall lime tree with the man sitting in the back holding it up (that was us), etc. It's easy to say, "I'm not doing that."

A Blogging Post to Get the Ball Rolling

What is the definition of procrastination?  I'll tell you later...  Ha, get it? I saw that joke in a video on the internet, and related to it too much. Which reminded me of the blog posts I have not been writing and the endless list of things I want to put on there. It's been [...]

Vietnam: Yang Bay, Nha Trang and Why I’m Not Impressed

Yang Bay Eco Park is a tourist destination approximately 1 hour away from the Nha Trang city center. On a beautiful Sunday morning, our family group of thirteen decided to take a day trip to Yang Bay. All we've heard of Yang Bay thus far is that it has hot springs. The Cost Package prices [...]

Vietnam: Making Traditional Bánh Tét During Lunar New Year

It's pretty cool to have family in Vietnam. Unless we have a Couchsurf host arrangement already made, we typically spend our time visiting popular free destinations in the country. We've been here for a week now, and all family we've made have been incredibly hospitable. Experiences like riding motorbikes, grabbing tropical fruits like coconuts and [...]

3-Month Backpacking Trip: What’s in my bag?

Welcome back, my travel enthusiast fellows! Packing for a backpacking trip overseas can be a gruesome task. In my experience, my biggest problem has always been over-packing. I remember, because when I studied abroad in Singapore, I brought two large suitcases full of things with me. I didn't use most of them. When I decided to travel [...]

Travel Blogging Challenge – Week 5 (Top Three Cultural Foods) The Time I Ate Too Much

Food, food, food, food, food! Is what most people hear when they travel with me. In all of my travels, food plays a crucial role to my enjoyment. As a vegetarian since birth, I'm always wary of eating out at restaurants. Luckily, I am blessed with a wonderful mother, who is the best chef in [...]