Last February, we decided to visit Cambodia as part of our travel adventures, aside from a basic understanding of what has happened in there in the 80s, we didn’t know much about it or what to expect. We were lucky enough to have Vilmos Nevehaj, our good friend from Sauce Labs join us in this adventure and we had a blast!
One of our favorite and longest held traditions together to only gift each other experiences for our birthdays instead of material stuff. These experiences not only make for special and fun memories, but also makes us spend time thinking about each other every year, searching for something unexpected and special.
This time, as my 32nd birthday was approaching, it was time for Ashley to find an experience that fit with our travels. That’s how she organized a trip to Khao Sok National Park and Cheow Lan Lake. Something she kept secret from me until we literally arrived at the hotel. Continue reading “Celebrating my birthday in Khao Sok National Park”
Having spent the last 5 months traveling around the world, light travel has been a key part of our adventures. We’ve put a lot of attention to every item that makes it into our backpacks because we have to carry each of them through land, air, and sea as we move between continents.
One of the few items we’ve made a big exception for, due to the little to no use they have gotten over the last 5 months, are our climbing shoes. I’m happy to report that finally and according to plan as we got to Thailand we put our climbing skills and equipment back on the walls.
After our intense and adventurous time through New Zealand, our travels took us to Sydney to see the world renowned fireworks over the bay bridge on New Year’s Eve and Opera House. With only 3 weeks to get through Australia before heading over to a longer and more relaxed time in Southeast Asia, we decided to optimize for getting some sun and seeing the white beaches that Australia is well known for.
With that in mind, we planned two must-do tours that many of our friends had recommended: Fraser Island and the Whitsundays islands. Continue reading “Australia Travels: NYE in Sydney, Fraser Island, and Whitsundays boat trip”
Wrapping up our adventures in the north island of New Zealand, we set off to Wellington, the spot where you cross by ferry to the south island. There, we parted ways with a big group of our newly-made friends. We were a little sad and a little excited; most long-term travelers get used to parting ways with new friends, who you’re likely to never see again, by hugging and smiling as you appreciate the special time and memories you shared.
These were our favorite stops in the south island:
Happy New Year, everyone! We are writing from Sydney, Australia right now. We came over to celebrate this special day with the rest of the world, but more on that in a future post.
A month ago, we left Argentina to spend 4 weeks exploring New Zealand, a country (and whole region) we had never set foot on before. At first glance, 4 weeks seems like a long time, but as we started discovering what was available in that vastly adventurous country, we realized it was going to be close to impossible. With that in mind, we flew into Auckland in a relaxed mood, expecting to make the best out of our time without rushing around or stressing out about our lack of time. What we managed to see, we would enjoy. What we didn’t manage to see would be left for a later adventure.
After talking about it for a few years, we finally had the time to visit the northwest of Argentina. We spent 12 days, rented a car the whole time and managed to visit Salta, Purmamarca, Tilcara, Humahuaca and Cafayate and loved every bit of it.
Here’s the trip:
First stop in our travels: a wedding in Breckenridge and a few days in Boulder for an awesome movement workshop.
Mountain Adventures in Breckenridge, CO
We attended Ashley’s best friends’ (Christine and Danny) in the Colorado mountains. The wedding ceremony was beautiful and officiated by Todd, Ashley’s dad. It was cold the day of the wedding (an unexpected 40 degrees Fahrenheit!), but very special and intimate (only 30 wedding guests).
Vagabonding is not a lifestyle, nor is it a trend. It’s just an uncommon way of looking at life — a value adjustment from which action naturally follows. And, as much as anything, vagabonding is about time — our only real commodity — and how we choose to use it.Rolf Potts – Vagabonding
Hello world! The time has come for Ashley and me to quit our jobs in San Francisco, get rid of (most of) our stuff and travel the world for nearly 7 months.