Destination: Asia

Authentic Hong Kong: Mongkok Wet Market

While visiting Hong Kong with a friend, we decided to ask the front desk at our hotel for suggestions on where to visit. We wanted something a little off the beaten path, a bit more authentic, and not the typical place they might send a tourist. He suggested we visit the local food market which was just down the street from our hotel in Mongkok. The experience was incredible and one I won’t soon forget. From the smells to the colors and even the discovery of new types of fruits and vegetables (new to me at least!), the market was absolutely amazing! Read More ›

The Cambodian Countryside

Our two week trip to Southeast Asia was amazing—you’ve already read about our travels to Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, but I have no words for how much we enjoyed Cambodia. During our time there, we enjoyed an indulgent and relaxing stay at the 4 Rivers floating resort – a hotel specializing in eco-tourism in the Cambodian countryside. The resort itself is beautiful and the cabin-tents come furnished with beds, hot water and tv (we loved staying up every night and watching movies in our tent!). Read More ›

The Vibrant Streets of Seoul

Seoul is a lively city with quaint charms both hidden and easily found around every corner. Having spent a large part of my childhood there, I have a special love for Korea and its capital, where each district feels like its own city within a city. Read More ›

Historic Bali Temples

We were able to travel to Bali when we photographed a destination wedding at a private estate in Uluwatu. We opted to stay at the Blue Point Bay Villas and Spa on the cliff above the Pantai Suluban break—if you are an avid surfer, this is the place to be! We loved how the hotel infinity pool overlooked the Indian Ocean and we enjoyed the daily Indonesian buffet breakfast in the dining room atop the cliffs. My favorite was their Nasi Goreng (fried rice)! Read More ›

Discovering Hanoi

Hanoi was the first stop on our four month trip through Asia and we completely fell in love! The rambling streets of the Old Quarter, packed with pho carts and motorcycles, are made for wandering and getting lost. When we travel, we do everything we can to immerse ourselves in local culture. We started each day with pho on the street for breakfast along with all the businessmen headed off to work. These were some of the most memorable and authentic meals of our entire trip! We explored the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, with its incredible architecture and history. But mostly we learned what it meant to dodge traffic as we navigated the scooter-filled streets of the city, preparing us for the chaos of the rest of our travels! Read More ›