Traveling does things to a person. It changes you on a fundamental level. If you asked us to describe ourselves in one word, we'd say "total rebels". Go ahead, tell me that's two words. I double-dog dare you. We are Josh and Jen no longer; let me introduce you to Scrappy and The Wild Card. We're traveling the world, breaking the rules, and living life on the cliff's edge. Yesterday, our mothers' upstanding little citizens got caught up with the seedy underbelly of local law enforcement and got a ticket in Thailand.
Our current house sit in Hua Hin is a bit out of town. With no public transportation and limited taxi availability, we've been relying on our host's motorbike to get us around. It's given us a great opportunity to explore a bit, while still living in a quiet and secluded area. Plus, there is something... Continue Reading →
We started our international journey with a flight out of Boise on New Year's Eve. Since then, we have celebrated Chinese New Year in Chengdu, Persian New Year in Malaysia, and now Songkran, Thailand's New Year, in Hua Hin. I hate to play favorites, but Songkran in Hua Hin has been the best by far!... Continue Reading →
Our adventure in sharing the places we live continues with our new home in Hua Hin, Thailand. Hua Hin is a beach resort town three hours South of Bangkok along the Eastern coast. It is a popular tourist destination for Thais and foreigners alike. It is even said that the King of Thailand has begun... Continue Reading →
Sometimes, the worst part about traveling is the actual traveling part. Sometimes it can be great, but most of the time it sucks. Our trip from Penang to Hua Hin was one of those trips. It was an adventure that was just laughably horrid. Don't make the same mistake we did. Instead, check out this... Continue Reading →
As we walk down the dirty and narrow street of Georgetown, we are surrounded by Starbucks and big banks. Only a block later there are bomb-ridden buildings with trees growing out the side of them next door to a glittering mega-mall. Yet the transitions seem somehow eased by the pleasant, almost random spottings of the Penang street art.
The island of Penang is located off the Northwest coast of peninsular Malaysia. The capital city of Georgetown, where we were staying, is named as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its historical significance. There is so much to see and do on the island. I had no problem finding adventures in Penang.
There seem to be a bazillion nomad bloggers out there talking about how cheap it is to travel, but very few are open about their finances. We've gotten quite a few questions about how we can afford to travel full-time, so we've decided to open up the books and do a monthly post with the details of our budget. The hope is that these posts will help prepare others who are thinking about jumping into the nomad life, and help us re-assess our spending habits. Enjoy!
Bird Watching in Kuala Lumpur The Zebra Dove I caught on March 6th was my official 100th bird!! I'm so excited to have finally made some major progress in this new hobby that I enjoy so much. Bird watching in Kuala Lumpur was a ton of fun. I can't wait for my next 100 birds!... Continue Reading →