The Best Road to Hana Stops Written by a Resident

The Best Road to Hana Stops Written by a Resident

The Best Road to Hana Stops, Maui HI*I have sprinkled some affiliate links in this post that gives me commission at no extra cost to you if you decided to make a purchase. All proceeds go to keep Jess traveling. I only recommend products and places...

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Bryce Canyon Hikes and Exploration in 1 Day

Bryce Canyon Hikes and Exploration in 1 Day

Bryce Canyon exceeded my expectations.  Just like many natural landscapes of the world, pictures did not do justice and the Bryce Canyon hikes were the highlight of the day spent exploring the National Park. Bryce Canyon Hikes and Exploration of...

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Southern Utah Vacation: 1 Week

Southern Utah Vacation: 1 Week

Nothing screams summer like a road trip. This year my partner and I did a southern Utah vacation or should I say road trip.  Our intentions were to do lots of hiking and be around the water. This route takes you through multiple National Parks,...

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The Ultimate 2 Week Laos Itinerary

The Ultimate 2 Week Laos Itinerary

Looking for the perfect Laos itinerary?  Look no further.  Laos is a gem that gets skipped a lot by the backpacker traveling through southeast Asia because it's not on the banana pancake trail.  Filled with roaring waterfalls, lush green mountains,...

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Chiang Mai to Pai Thailand: The Best Day Trip

Chiang Mai to Pai Thailand: The Best Day Trip

Pai, Thailand is gaining popularity with backpackers exploring northern Thailand. It's a small hippy town northwest of Chiang Mai towards the Burmese border on the beaten path. About a three hour drive through windy hills and lush landscapes makes...

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3 Days in Siem Reap, Cambodia

I have traveled to Siem Reap, Cambodia on 3 separate occasions and every time I visit I fall in love all over again. Siem Reap is my favorite city in South East Asia because I'm a serious sucker for ancient ruins, jungles, and getting pampered on...

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Arches National Park Hikes & Exploration in 1 Day

Arches National Park Hikes & Exploration in 1 Day

Arches National Park is one of the "Mighty five" in Utah. The other parks include Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands. Hiking is my favorite way to explore National Parks.  There are plenty of Arches National Park hikes to keep you...

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The Perfect 3 Day Itinerary to Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Perfect 3 Day Itinerary to Chiang Mai, Thailand

As soon as I arrived in Chiang Mai, I quickly understood why ex-pats and digital nomads flock to this city by the hundreds to set up shop. It's the second biggest city in Thailand but still has a small town feel. With hundreds of healthy cafes,...

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2 Days in Kampot and Kep, Cambodia

2 Days in Kampot and Kep, Cambodia

I get asked a lot what my favorite country is and Cambodia is always in my top 3. I love the warm, welcoming people, the history and the ancient ruins scattered deep in the jungles. On my third visit to the country I wanted to explore more of the...

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Don Det, Laos – A Guide to 4000 Islands Laos

Don Det, Laos – A Guide to 4000 Islands Laos

If you're looking for a place to kick back, relax, and throw down a few beers, then the 4000 Islands Laos is your spot! Nestled in the midst of the mighty Mekong River on the Laos and Cambodian border sits the 4000 Islands. Don Det and Don Khong...

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