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Vietnam is a deceptively big country. From top to bottom, it snakes over 3000 kilometers, and travelers who aren’t careful with their itineraries may find themselves spending more time in transit than actually taking in the sights. On our first visit to Vietnam, we spent two months traveling from Hanoi up to the northern border […]

On a day to day basis it’s easy to be overwhelmed by communication options. G-chat, cell phones, texts, e-mails, Skype, land-line phones (gasp!), even face-to-face conversations. When you’re going about your daily business all of this can be a bit much to deal with, but when facing the prospect of being abroad for an extended […]


How to Choose a Bag

Written by Tony May 8, 2012

If you’re looking for the story of how we chose our bags, you’re looking for this page. We’ll have a separate post dealing with our daypacks soon! If you just want the backpack advice, read on! How you’ll use it The first thing to consider when you are looking at packs is how you’ll be […]

[Note: this review is also posted at our non-travel blog, Steph & Tony Investigate!] For me, the very best books, regardless of genre, are the ones that whisk me away from my own life and allow me to see and understand the world in a way I hadn’t before. If there’s one type of book […]