Favorite Balinese Hobby: Resort Crashing

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There's something incredibly fun about only paying $8 for a hostel bed, and then crashing a luxury resort and hanging out there all day pretending to be a rich vacationer... I've done this several times, not just in Bali.  The secret is…

The Ultimate Guide To Gili Air

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When it comes to paradise, you can’t get too much closer than the Gili Islands in Indonesia.  While most backpackers and travelers head to the main island, Gili Trawangan (Gili T), known as the “party island”; you would be a fool to only…

How to Get from Bali to the Gili Islands

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Trying to get from Bali to the Gili Islands ?  Here's how... The Gili Islands are easily my favorite part about coming to Bali.  Which I probably shouldn't say, because they are actually just off the northwestern coast of Lombok.  However,…

Adventures in Indonesia: Bali Road Trip

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Indonesia is a really cheap country, especially transportation around the island.  I was fortunate enough to be able meet up with some family out here (shoutout to the Rosa clan), and we ended up renting a car with a personal driver for 12…

Kuala Lumpur: How a 3 Day Layover Turned Into a 10 Day Stay

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Before I get into anything about my time in KL, I have to give the biggest shoutout to my host Danielle.  I couldn't be happier we met that beautiful day in Langkawi in March 2014!  Travelers UNITE!  You've shown me the best parts of KL,…

Why Every South-East Asia Backpacker Should Read "I Of The Sun"

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"I stepped into a new continent, the biggest of them all.  Elevated train ride to the main building and through Immgration.  I grabbed my backpack from the belt and gazed around the huge glass arrivals hall.  Outside a wall of eager taxi…

10 Things To Do In Langkawi

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1.  Island Hopping Tour When you first get on the island, you'll hear about the couple different tours available.  The cheaper tour is the 3-stop island hopping tour.  They first take you to the Lake of the Pregnant Maiden.  This is…

7 Amazing Things To Do on Koh Tao, Thailand

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Koh Tao, which means "turtle island" in Thai is one of the most beautiful places to visit while traveling throughout Thailand.  While it may be known as one of the most popular spots to go scuba-diving, there's tons of great things…

10 Amazing Things To Do In Bangkok

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1.  Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and The Grand Palace   There's tons to do in Bangkok, and these three are the main temples which are worth visiting.  What's great about these, is that you can do these all in one day.  Start in the morning at The…