Motorbiking Bali Coast

Motorbiking Bali: I Loved It But I’ll Never Do It Again

I just got back from a 3 day motorbike tour of Bali. It was quite the experience and awesome on so many levels. I whizzed around the eastern half of the island with my big travel backpack squished between my legs checking out the scenery and stopping for a few dives and some relaxing beach […]

ferry to penang

Penang to Langkawi by Bus: Travel Days

Heading from the Malaysian island of Penang to its neighbor Langkawi, just about everyone takes the direct ferry (60 RM or $19). Since we usually explore every possible option, we started asking about taking a bus via the mainland and then taking a ferry from a closer point. This was met with the questions of […]


Transportation In Bangkok: The Best Ways to Get Around

Bangkok is the hub of Southeast Asia. I started my trip by spending a few weeks here getting to know the city, but I didn’t realize at the time how often I’d actually be in and out. Today I find myself back in Bangkok and after answering a few questions from new travelers about how […]


Guide to a Long Southeast Asian Bus Ride

I’ve been on my share of long bus rides in Southeast Asia, sometimes over 10 hours, and my preparation has become somewhat of a routine. Yes, I could just throw my backpack in the storage below and jump on board, but very likely that could lead to a long, miserable trip and could also end […]