When one thinks of hiking in the African continent, Kilimanjaro likely comes to mind. The Tanzanian mountain range hosts Africa's highest peak at 5,895 meters. The popular and challenging trek comes at a high cost - required permits, guides, and porters can easily add up to over $1,000 and it can be questionable how fairly that money is distributed. If Kilimanjaro isn't a high priority and you'd like to seek paths less traveled while maintaining a low budget, consider hiking at Mulanje in neighboring Malawi!
Most people cross from Zambia into Malawi and vice versa via Chipata/Mchiinji. The roads are well paved, making it a highly traveled road a simple journey. However, we started from Kasama in Northern Zambia, meaning it would take us 24 hours of transport to reach Malawi. Plus I wanted to start in Northern Malawi and work our way down. There wasn't much information online on how to cross the Nakonde/Chitipa border, so I thought a write-up would be helpful for travelers.
When Adam and I first visited Japan in 2014, I found it a pleasant and refreshing visit coming from Korea. I knew I wanted to come back to live to explore life here deeper than I could as a tourist. So, I made it happen. Last year, I lived in Nagoya and Tokyo in 2016 … Continue reading 9 Things I Love about Living in Japan
It sounds too good to be true, right? I promise, this is for real and it takes almost no effort. I earned $40 to book a guesthouse which I would have booked anyway. Since I stayed in Bali, the guest houses were cheap, so I basically had several nights free. How? It's simple. Booking.com has … Continue reading Earn $25 When You Book Accommodation!
I've been recording one-second video clips every day since 2014. This has been a great way to preserve those memories from all of our travels. I highly recommend the 1 Second Everyday app to do the same! You will enjoy looking back at those videos. There is something beautiful to capture every single day, no … Continue reading One Second Every Day – August 2017 – Australia and Bali
Adam and I never exchanged Christmas gifts other than homemade paintings/cards or e-books. As frugal minimalists, we just don’t want to accumulate things we don’t need for the sake of giving a gift. But Adam gave me the best gift this year. During the warm and sunny holiday season in Sydney, we were housesitting in … Continue reading Skydiving in Goulburn, Australia – Adrenalin Skydive Review
Most people envision pristine waters and surfers under the sun when imagining an Australian holiday. True, Australia is blessed with spectacular beaches; it’s no wonder that 85% of the population lives near the coast. Not everyone, however, is into sandy stretches of coast. When planning your driving itinerary, switch it up by exploring the other gems of Australia’s coast. Here are six not-so-obvious recommendations on your Cairns-Sydney road trip.
When it comes to Southeast Asian countries, Vietnam is easily my favorite pick. Once a lesser-known destination, it has become more and more popular among tourists in recent years. With its beautiful nature and cultural diversity, Vietnam attracted 10 million visitors in 2016, an increase of 26.0% from 2015. From the peaceful rice valleys of Sapa in Northern Vietnam stretching to the bustling city of the Ho Chi Minh in the south, Vietnam is home to a wealth of attractions and amazing cuisine that will attract both budget and luxury-seeking travelers. Here’s your complete travel guide for your 1 week's trip in Northern Vietnam
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Perhaps Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, wouldn't rank high on our list if it hadn’t been for CouchSurfing. The city is chaotic, noisy, and overwhelming. But staying with Phuoc and his family for four nights made our stay in HCMC memorable. We got along well and spent a lot of time together touring the city, eating local delights, playing card games, cooking together, practicing English, and even doing exercise videos! We wish we lived in the same city as Phuoc because we loved spending time with him.