Halong Bay 10.4.16

  Coming up on two months away, I have been backpacking long enough to appreciate small, and funny, details about hostel life. I am also adding and subtracting items from my bag. Funny things that get me excited: Hostels that provide towels at no extra charge! Hotels with shampoo and body wash in the showers! Hostels with free…

Beijing & Xi’an 8.22.16

The part of travel where I move between cities is underway! One of my goals for this year is to live life with less structure. Pre-departure, I planned enough to set myself up with the right gear, tools, and paperwork and I chose not to spend time planning smaller details like activities, transit, accommodations or total time in…