Bansko is a small town 2.5 hours south of Sofia. Located in a valley between 2 mountain ranges, it has a hot summer, and cold winter. Bansko is mostly known as a ski resort town, in fact it’s one of Europe’s most popular budget ski destination. Because of its reputation as a ski destination, development …
Wyoming’s Wind River Range is one of my favorite discoveries during our year-long climbing road trip. I can spend a whole summer here. I can keep coming back year after year. Our destination on this trip is Freemont Peak.
Some people from the hostel told us that there’s a hiking trail that starts next to the police station in Kotor that goes to an abandoned fort in the forest. Abandoned fort? In a forest? Sign me up.
Kotor, Montenegro I arrived in Kotor one late evening after a quite an adventurous 4 hour taxi ride from Tirana (Albania). The taxi dropped us outside one of the gates into the Old Town. Someone from the hostel was waiting for us for the reason I soon learned. He guided us across the moat surrounding …
Zadar has its own version of charms. It hasn’t been completely overrun by souvenir stores selling identical knick-knacks. Go a few blocks beyond the main street and I found tell tale signs of a ‘lived-in’ city: a city with offices, stationery stores, bookstores, and government buildings.
Here in the Bay Area, the only consolation about rainy winter days is knowing that rain here = snow in the Sierras. As you’re reading this, Jack and I would be on our way to meet up with a couple of good friends of ours who have invited us to spend the weekend in their …
Few years ago I started a tradition where I give myself a plane ticket for my birthday present. I get to get where ever I want in the world. Alone. This time, I’m heading somewhere special and I won’t be alone.
Huaraz, Peru About 3 weeks ago, Jack and I decided that if there was one trek we were going to do in Peru, it was going to be the Huayhuash Trek. And even though it had some ‘I swear this is the last trek we’re doing!‘ moments – looking back at it, we’d do it …
We’re actually in Lima right now playing catch up with emails, work, the blog, and travel planning after a 2 week hiatus from civilization.
Stories from the 10-day trek we just did in the Cordillera Huayhuash will follow. In the meantime, hope you enjoy some of our favorite sceneries taken from this trek.
Our adventure Sprinter van is powered by solar panels and GoalZero’s Yeti 400. This is how we did it.
Before we came to Wyoming, I’d never heard of the Cirque of Towers. Or the Wind River. I hope to return to this place again and again in the future.
In general, I’ve been pretty lucky in all of my travels *knock on wood*. I’d never gotten sick. I’ve only been robbed once. And the only drunk ever vomited near me got the person next to me instead.
But every now and then I encounter a string of bad lucks in one particular place that I can’t help but think that, ‘Man, this place just does NOT like me.’
The Via Ferrata in Telluride is just another reason to come visit the Southwest part of Colorado (I think it’s the most gorgeous part of the state.) It’s the most fun you can have scaling a rock wall while safely attached to a cable.
We left California to travel America in a converted van. After 6 months and 15k+ miles and I still love waking up and taking a moment to remember where I am.
Living in our converted Sprinter van we found our temporary home in the wilderness around Sedona.
Carizzo Plain was an impromptu detour on our way from California to Arizona. This National Monument is located 100 miles north of Los Angeles and had a feeling of being in the middle of nowhere (because it is). We were hoping that we’d be there in time to see the wildflowers.
Most families bond over dinner in their living room, mine bonds over countless roadtrips. On our last visit to Indonesia (Dec 2014), we went to Garut (Tasikmalaya) to visit Kampung Naga, a traditional Javanese village.
This is a series of unrelated and unfiltered snippets of highlights, tidbits, and memories from our visit to Hong Kong.
Where else would you go climbing in the middle of winter in California?
Here are some of the lessons we wish we had known 4 years ago:
Once common throughout Hong Kong, Tai O is one of the last remaining communities where you can still see these stilt houses.
It is connected to the outside world by a windy, motion sickness-inducing mountain road. There are no skyscrapers here, no neon signs. There aren’t even any cars. This was exactly what we were looking for!