Journaling The Journey

Fukuoka – 36 Hours of Magic


Fukuoka is a vibrant city in Japan’s Kyushu region (the southern part). It is known for its laid back style, delicious food, stunning temples, canals, friendly people, and lively nightlife. We were travelling from Mongolia and got a 2 night layover here – a place in Japan that we had never visited before!  What a […]

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Mongolia – An Awesome & Detailed 7 Day Itinerary

Mongolia Itinerary to Kharkhorin , Mini Gobi and Hustai National Park

Mongolia is a fascinating country.  It is home to some of the most unspoiled wilderness in the world, a nomadic culture and people, as well as an incredibly rich history! Did you know that the Mongolian Empire was the largest contiguous empire in the history of the world?  It is often identified as the “Mongol […]

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Timor Leste – 4 Day Itinerary of this Beautiful Little-Known Country

Timor Leste Itinerary, East Timor

Timor Leste (or East Timor) is a fascinating island nation located just north of Australia.   Few people know about this countries’ gorgeous beaches, vibrant coral reefs, rugged mountains, rich cultural heritage and captivating history.  However, there is little infrastructure in the country, especially outside of the capital, Dili to get to all of these hidden […]

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Myanmar: The Friendly, Cheap, Romantic and Safe Travel Destination

Myanmar Featured Image

For decades now, I have been yearning to travel to Myanmar.  After seeing so many images of the Buddhist temples and pagodas, I was left wondering, could Myanmar be as amazing as Thailand or Sri Lanka?  Understandably, our biggest concern about traveling to Myanmar was the ongoing civil war and our safety.  There were very […]

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Is Bhutan Worth the Cost? 3 Day Budget Itinerary

3 Day budget itinerary Bhutan

Bhutan is a small and mystical country nestled in the Eastern Himalayas. It is known for its stunning scenery, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and very unique culture. It is also the first and only country in the world to be carbon neutral – very impressive.  However, Bhutan is also one of the most expensive countries in […]

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Uzbekistan – 5 Reasons we Fell in Love

Uzbekistan Tashkent train travel

Uzbekistan is a country that is easy to fall in love with. It has a rich history, distinct culture, amazing architecture, and welcoming people who are eager to share their culture with visitors. It is also one of the cheapest countries in the world to travel through! Here are just a few of the things […]

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3 Zen Day-Hikes near Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe Day-Hikes

Tajikistan is the perfect country for nature lovers.  93% of the country is covered in gorgeous tall mountains!  There are so many famous multi-day hikes here.  However, what if you are in the capital – Dushanbe and want to get away from the city and the unfortunate pollution here?  We have found 3 picturesque day-hikes […]

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Breathtaking Hunza Valley, Pakistan – 4 Day Itinerary

Hunza Valley Pakistan glaciers trekking

Hunza Valley is a breathtaking valley located in the Karakoram Mountains of northern Pakistan. It is known for its stunning scenery, including snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, and sparkling lakes. Hunza Valley is also home to some of the tallest and most savage mountains in the world.   In addition, this area has a number of […]

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Afghanistan – Our Journey into Heartbreaking Kabul

Kabul Afghanistan journey heartbreaking taliban

The decision to travel to Afghanistan was not an easy one.  We certainly did not want to legitimize or support the evil self proclaimed government of the Taliban.  Nor did we want to put ourselves in danger.  However, after speaking with local guides and other travelers we made the  decision to go and document the […]

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