• Travel,  Y'know, Life

    Is Long-Term Travel Lonely? Let Me Ask My Own Sad, Lonely A** Real Quick

    Traveling the world and working on our passions? Those are two outrageous luxuries that I don’t ever want to take for granted. But it seems we’ve chosen these luxuries at the expense of others. Because you know what else is luxurious? Getting to watch your only living grandparent excitedly kiss every one of her 17 grandchildren on her 89th birthday. I’m not afraid to say that sometimes, missing out on home sucks balls and I'm fit to book a ticket back.

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    Goddamnit, I’m Homesick

    I think the travel blogging/digital nomad set wants you to believe that we're fearless adventure Beyonces 100% of the time. But today, I woke up as a small child in a damp, cold hole who just wanted to go home.

  • Travel,  Y'know, Life

    How I Was Scared Shitless (But Did It Anyway)

    Alright, so: I was going to do a whole recap post of the last few days — the 36 hours of travel, our 15-mile jaunt through Auckland, how mind-blowing it is to finally put our feet down half-way across the world in accomplishment of a hard-earned dream. But then I realized that there’s a huge topic to cover, a whole feelings-chapter to honor, that encompassed most of my waking days before leaving — one that I had lowkey resented so many hyper-idealistic travel bloggers for not talking about in their pursuit of perfect-life documentation. It’s fear. It’s how I was really, really scared. It’s the uncharacteristic, full-body resistance I felt…

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    Where Are The Brown/Funny/Honest Travel Bloggers?

    Hi, friends! Berna here. I’m the brown one in the obnoxious banner up top. If you’re confused, here’s more about us, and here’s more about me. Let’s dive right in, shall we? Like a true type-A child of first-generation immigrants slash overachieving Bay Area Millennial Asian (SHE’S ASIAN?!), the second Peter and I decided to Do This Thing, I did my Favorite Thing: I dove mouth-first into hours of obsessive travel bloggers’ research. We had a thousand questions — How does a functional human budget for a year of travel? Do they sell tampons in Jakarta? Which pancreas do people typically sell to fund an Australian work visa? Thankfully, the…

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    What’s (in) my Bag? – Peter

    When I first left for college an entire car was filled with things I thought I couldn’t live without. When I left for the Peace Corps I had two checked bags and a large pack. Moving to San Francisco I brought a duffel and backpack. For this trip, I’ll be bringing one bag. Understanding what’s important when travelling is different for everyone. For me, being able to have everything on my back and ready for multiple weather situations is key. My packing lists have evolved over the years and below is my most recent iteration. A lot of these items I’ve had for years and some I bought for this…

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    Eat Play Lunge: Five Reasons Sydney, Australia Is Doin It Rite

    Allow me to set the scene: You enter a darkened study—the kind where the only light is coming from some impossibly massive fireplace, glowing around some impossibly massive, bad-lipstick-red velour armchair. Those are velour, right? …K, mine is.  The armchair also has wheels, which you realize because I wheel around, which seems kind of out of place, but it’s fine, it’s Ikea. I’m wearing a robe [also velour, also chair-colored] and I’m smoking a pipe. No. I’m eating a Push Pop. Chair-colored Push Pop. Also, somehow, I have a mustache.  Great. We can begin.