Mongolia: The People We Met

Our favorite thing about Mongolia was the people we met.  There are plenty of travelers that make their way through Mongolia, but the wonderful thing is that it doesn’t feel touristy.  Mongolia is not really on many people’s radars and we found that...

Gobi Desert Tour Pictures & Videos

Here are the best of pictures from our Gobi Desert tour in Mongolia.  There are multiple pages, so make sure to click through to see them all or view the photos on Flickr.  « prev      1   2   3   4...

Two Tickets to Ramen Paradise

One of our top goals in Tokyo was to scout out an amazing bowl of ramen.  We did our research and Kukuri sounded like a fantastic local choice that was in the vicinity of where we were staying in Shinjuku. It was a rainy afternoon when we set out on our journey, a...

Baseball Showdown: Japan vs. US

When my husband and I were planning our honeymoon trip to Tokyo, one of the top things we wanted to do was checkout a baseball game.  I have to credit Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations Osaka episode for the idea, but I must say it was our absolute favorite...

How to Cross the Street in Vietnam

After eight years of fairly regular international travel to multiple continents, including two previous trips to Asia, I finally experienced culture shock in 2010. The culprit:  The streets of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam. Sure, I’ve noticed differences in...