There is a video I saw online a couple years ago that still pops into my mind from time to time, the way well articulated ideas presented at the right moment can sometimes do. It is of Bill Murray crashing a bachelor party, giving some prescient advice on determining “the one”: “Take that person… and … More In Defense of Traveling with a Companion
One of the undersold benefits to travel is an abundance of free time to catch up on reading. Books seem to occupy a different space in your thoughts when they can’t be crowded out by work worries and family obligations. Ideas stick with you longer, acting as a lens for each new experience and a … More Dharma Disconnect
Well, as they say… That’s a wrap, folks! Eight months, 6 countries, 175 consecutive blog posts, friends, adventure, and just enough trouble to keep things interesting! A big THANK YOU to our friends and family back home and around the world for following our daily updates over the past 6 months. It was a special treat … More The (Lost) Shannon Boys – Signing Off!
We knew we had another huge day of traveling ahead of us but managed to keep our spirits high the whole way using the prospect of seeing friends and family again as motivation. The day started with a train trip to the airport in time to catch our 12pm flight from Hong Kong to Seattle. The … More Monday, May 2nd (Hong Kong to Calgary, Canada!)
Originally, we had plans to do a hike that we had scoped out on our first visit to Hong Kong, 8 months ago: Dragon’s Back trail, which ends at Big Wave Bay where we could rent surfboards for one last day in the waves. However, after a long sleep in, we didn’t wake up with much motivation … More Sunday, May 1st (Hong Kong Day 2)
Our day started at 3:45am. We put the final touches on our packing then jumped into a private car for our ride to Bali International Airport (DPS). The flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia left at 6am and went off without a hitch, touching us down at 9am. Our next 7 hours were spent in the … More Saturday, April 30th (Bali to Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong)
We rolled out of bed at 8am to head to Bingin Beach where we were expecting to meet up with Alex and Tuan, our friends from Mui Ne, Vietnam, for a morning surf session. The beach was at the bottom of a massive staircase inlaid into the cliff wall. It was clean and picturesque, with … More Friday, April 29th (Bali Day 34)