Capture the Colour 2013

Colourful Island of Burano, Italy
The colourful homes on Burano, Italy.

This year marks the second year the Capture the Colour Photo Contest is running and I’m excited to be participating this time! Bloggers have been challenged to showcase five travel photos that best represent the colours of these five categories: red, blue, green, yellow, and white. Of course these categories can be interpreted in any way or form and some of the photos coming in are really creative.

The hardest part of this challenge was picking just one photo for each category. I poured over thousands of images spanning over 7 years of travel. The result was a trip down memory lane as each photo represents more than just a colour but a personal travel story. Read more “Capture the Colour 2013”

Travel Costs: Vietnam

How much does it cost to travel through Vietnam?
Wandering through the small streets of Hoi An, Vietnam.

Yesterday I kicked off a week long series into the costs of traveling through Southeast Asia. For 5 months, Tristan and I backpacked through the region to the tune of $10,702.14. This included everything accept our flights to and from Southeast Asia (as it was part of a larger trip), our travel insurance, and clothes we had made in Hoi An, Vietnam.

Now it’s time to break that number down per country and show you exactly how much and what we spent our money on. I discussed what our travel style was like yesterday and I’ll give you a quick overview of our itinerary in the country to give the numbers some context.

First up: Vietnam Read more “Travel Costs: Vietnam”

Tips on Getting Clothes Tailor Made in Hoi An

How to get clothes tailor made in Vietnam?
The Streets of Hoi An

With its French colonial architecture, small, narrow streets, and some of the best Vietnamese cuisine, Hoi An is a place full of small town charm. It’s hard not to fall in love with its laid back simplicity the moment you arrive. It’s a popular traveler’s stop between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) for people looking to break up the long trek. Hoi An is also a wonderful place to get away from the busier and crowded bigger cities. However, Hoi An is also known as a shopper’s haven, with most tourists coming for one thing in particular; getting clothes tailor made. Read more “Tips on Getting Clothes Tailor Made in Hoi An”