Siem Reap, Cambodia Our flight to Cambodia departed from Changi Airport in Singapore--the top rated airport in the world. We rested in the fancy lounges after visiting the beautifully landscaped Cactus Garden and Lily Garden. The Siem Reap airport was just a smidgen different. Siem Reap airport is so tiny that you have to walk … Continue reading Cambodia

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Erin’s Top Three Backpacker Travel Apps

Now that I'm wrapping up my year of travel, I wanted to share a few of the travel apps and tools that I've found helpful. It's crazy to me that even in the last few years, the travel apps that are out there have changed drastically. Some travelers will lament the "good old days" when … Continue reading Erin’s Top Three Backpacker Travel Apps

One day in Singapore

One Day in Singapore

Singapore Our 24 hours in Singapore started with a 6am ride to the airport, and things oddly just kept going wrong from there. Now, all the things I'll mention had little consequence and I only mention them because it became comical how nothing we planned worked. Don't think I actually find these problems to be … Continue reading One Day in Singapore

Batu Caves Backpacking in Malaysia


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I couldn't believe when the plane wheels touched down that Shannon was going to be here any moment!! I hadn't seen her for almost a year, so she planned a ten day vacation from work to fly out here to join me for a bit of backpacking in Malaysia. I was so … Continue reading Malaysia

Great Barrier Reef Snorkel

Great Barrier Reef and Port Douglas

Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef June 7-8 I snuck quietly out of the dorm room for free breakfast bright and early at 6:50am (early for backpacker standards). We finished up just as the giant Quicksilver tour bus arrived to whisk us down to the marina. Today, we were snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef! … Continue reading Great Barrier Reef and Port Douglas

Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest

Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest June 9-10 From Port Douglas, we carried on north past more sugar cane fields and mountains to the Daintree River. We paid $10 and got in line behind the cars on the tiny cable-pulled ferry. The ride took no more than three minutes until we were deposited on the … Continue reading Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest

Gillies Highway Atherton Tablelands

Atherton Tablelands

June 5-6, 2018 Ever since we left Sydney, I'd been excited to ride the Atherton Tablelands and the Gillies Highway. Ladies in the motorcycle groups I'm in all raved about the twisting mountain roads through evergreen forests and past gushing waterfalls. The roads did not disappoint. The climb into the mountains curved endlessly swerving back … Continue reading Atherton Tablelands

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Road Trip Day 43: Mission Beach to Cairns – The Last Kilometers

Mission Beach to Cairns May 29, 2018 I woke up excited and also kind of sad that this was the last day of our Australian East Coast journey. As much as I wanted to cruise into Cairns feeling victorious, I also yearned for more road to travel and scenery to pass by. Continuing with the … Continue reading Road Trip Day 43: Mission Beach to Cairns – The Last Kilometers