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Her Take: The Ideal Date Night at Arms Reach Bistro

Her Take: The Ideal Date Night at Arms Reach Bistro

Kyle and I were first introduced to Arms Reach Bistro back in 2013, right before we headed off for our epic six month Southeast Asia trip. It’s a spot that we’ve returned to since then due to the great food, scenic views and cozy atmosphere. While we’ve never actually been there on a date night (every visit has been with ... Read More »

Her Take: The Shebeen and Irish Heather in Gastown

Her Take: The Shebeen and Irish Heather in Gastown

Sean Heather is a busy man – as the owner of both the Shebeen Whiskey House and Irish Heather in Gastown, he spends most days ensuring that business is running smoothly. While he was born in Canada, he identifies mostly with Ireland after jumping across the pond as a child. The real challenge was moving back to Canada and struggling ... Read More »

Her Take: $3.50 Beer and Unpretentiousness at Gringo Restaurant

Her Take: $3.50 Beer and Unpretentiousness at Gringo Restaurant

Kyle and I stumbled upon Gringo restaurant one rainy Saturday afternoon in Vancouver, with the intention of sitting down for a few tacos and good conversation. After finding out that the beer was only $3.50 all day every day, however, we quickly turned what was supposed to be a brief pit stop to the beginnings of some serious day drinking. ... Read More »

Her Take: The Real Indonesia in Kuta, Lombok

Her Take: The Real Indonesia in Kuta, Lombok

From the minute we landed in Bali, Indonesia, we were slightly disappointed with what the country had to offer. Every traveler we had talked to before coming here raved about the place, boasting about its beauty and diversity, and pinpointing it as their most memorable destination since taking off from home. There were times when we agreed with this (like ... Read More »

Her Take: The Pros and Cons of Bali

Her Take: The Pros and Cons of Bali

The mere mention of Bali in Indonesia brings with it notions of palm trees, pristine beaches and cheap massages. Unfortunately, the Bali that most imagine is not the reality awaiting budget-conscious travellers as they depart from the plane and head to the nearest hostel. Out of everywhere we travelled to in Indonesia, Bali was the least memorable, which is hilarious ... Read More »

Her Take: Singapore Wrap-up and General Impressions

Her Take: Singapore Wrap-up and General Impressions

Average spent per day: $45.59 Total Days in Singapore: 4  Location The country wrap-up for Singapore is slightly different, considering the city-state is extremely small (hence the lack of a route on the map above). We headed here after our time in Malaysia, and despite going in thinking our expenses per day were going to triple, we were surprise at ... Read More »

Her Take: Malaysia Wrap-up and Final Impressions

Her Take: Malaysia Wrap-up and Final Impressions

Average spent per day: $29.12 Total days in Malaysia: 10 Our Route Kyle and I didn’t really know what to expect from Malaysia. When traveling throughout Southeast Asia, you here countless stories and tips on where to go in Thailand, the best waterfalls in Laos and just how crowded it can get at the back of a sleeper bus in ... Read More »

Her Take: The Bustling Capital of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur

Her Take: The Bustling Capital of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur

One photo that has always stood out to me from friends who have made the trek to Southeast Asia consists of two tall towers connected by their midsections, lit up against the night sky. For the longest time I had no idea where this was, but I did know that if I ever hopped on a plane and traveled in ... Read More »

Her Take: A Taste of Culture in Georgetown, Malaysia

Her Take: A Taste of Culture in Georgetown, Malaysia

After a total of 51 days spent in Thailand, Kyle and I were ready for a change of scenery. Multiple bouts of food poisoning had put us off Thai food, and while it’s hard for some people to believe, we were very beached-out. The minute we crossed the border into Malaysia from Thailand and saw smooth roads, four-lane highways and ... Read More »

Her Take: How I Really Feel About Coming Home After Long-Term Travel

Her Take: How I Really Feel About Coming Home After Long-Term Travel

For most travellers, the thought of the inevitable return home sends instant shivers down fellow backpacker’s spines and the conversation is quickly diverted elsewhere. I was one of those who cringed at the thought of my travels coming to an end in 2007 after a six-month stint throughout NZ, Australia and Fiji. Perhaps age is starting to take its toll, ... Read More »

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