Destination: Asia

Camel Trek in the Gobi Desert

One of my favorite things about China is just how diverse everything can be. One day you can be in an enormous city and the next you can take a quick train to a sprawling desert. I was so happy when I had a chance to visit the Mingsha Sand Dunes in the western Chinese city of Dunhuang. I arrived in Dunhuang by train and immediately took a taxi to Charley Johng’s Guesthouse. Because I was only in the city for the sand dunes, I didn’t mind that the hostel was about ten minutes from downtown. Much to my surprise, as I neared the guesthouse the park appeared in front of me. I couldn’t believe just how close our hotel was to the dunes! Read More ›

A Seaside Getaway in Busan

While visiting Korea this winter, we got away from the craziness of Seoul to visit Busan. Busan is the second largest city in South Korea and is infamous for its fresh seafood and raw fish cuisine. Countless restaurants and small shops offer live fish that customers can pick for themselves to be served on a plate within minutes. Read More ›

A Tour Through China

China was unlike any place I have ever visited before. I remember standing in the middle of a busy street, taking in all the sights, smells and sounds. Buildings filled the entire sky, the tofu was unlike any other smell and the car horns and motorcycle engines were blaring. Talk about a sensory overload – it was absolutely amazing! Our China winter vacation started in Beijing, where we visited Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and the Great Wall. Read More ›

Daily Life in India

In 2011, I left a steady advertising job to fulfill a long time dream of traveling the globe and photographing my adventures. Wanting to see and experience a world far removed from my everyday life, I put India at the top of my list. Needless to say it was a culture shock in every sense of the word. From the 115 degree heat to the foreign smells, stray cattle, and hawkers at every turn, it definitely took some getting used to. But all that aside, the beautiful people, magnificent temples and ancient cities were sure to enchant, no matter where I was from! Read More ›

Backpacking in Laos

We arrived in Luang Prabang at 6am, completely exhausted after an overnight bus trip. When we found that our hotel wouldn’t have a room for us until noon, we grabbed a quick breakfast and drug ourselves hundreds of steps up Phou Si Mountain in the city center. We were rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding countryside and had the place almost entirely to ourselves so early in the morning. It’s definitely worth the climb! Read More ›