1. Donuts in Tampere, Finland When we were in Tampere, Finland, we went to the Pyynikki Observation Tower not for its views, but for its donuts that our Finnish friend from Helsinki raved about. I’m generally not a fan of donuts (or any sweet pastries actually), but these were well worth the trek through the Read Post
More than a year ago when I was packing for our trip, I decided to bring shorts and tank tops to wear in Southeast Asia. The region is known for its heat and humidity, so those outfits seemed like the obvious choice. But before we left, I was admittedly pretty ignorant to the habits of Read Post
The morning market in Luang Prabang is an experience for the senses – all of them. This is a locals’ market, so most of what you’ll find here aren’t crafts or tourist-geared products (you can find those in the night market). Instead, expect to see a lot of spices, grains, honeycomb, produce, raw (and cooked) Read Post
Travelers through SE Asia all have their own long-distance bus horror stories. Some of them involve pothole-ridden windy roads and vomiting passengers. Others involve real danger, like an engine catching on fire or the driver falling asleep and running the bus off the road. Many people warned us about Thai and Cambodian drivers, though we Read Post
Here is a time lapse video of the sun coming up on the Nam Khan River in Luang Prabang, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. I sped up the footage and did a slow digital zoom, so if it looks like the river is moving fast, it is actually moving 400x’s faster than it should be.