Author Name : Kristin

What’s It Really Like Being Home?

Adjusting It happens every time.  When Bryan and I returned to the US for brief stints after our World Trip Legs in South America & Antarctica, Europe & Africa, and then Asia, the closer we got to the end of our travel time, the more anxious we were to come home.  The last leg of our travels seemed like the longest to me.  Probably because we started in India and ended in China and bet...


There’s More to Cambodia than Angkor Wat

AngkorWatUs

Even though they scammed us out of a few bucks at the Vietnam-Cambodia border, we were still relieved to arrive in Cambodia.  Since when are Visas negotiable, anyways?!?  Bryan’s been to about 100 countries and that’s the first time he’s experienced anything like that.  The official price of a tourist visa in the Kingdom of Cambodia was supposed to be $20 USD each.  The border official s...


Happy Mother’s Day from South Korea!

Don’t worry, this will be short and sweet (just like Mama Munch) :-)  By now you probably know Bryan and I well enough to know that we are all about spending as little time on the computer as possible, and spending the majority of the time enjoying real life.  So that’s what I wanted to share with you for this Mother’s Day. I can’t believe all of the time over the years I spent trying...


What’s Your Real American Dream?

  We get a lot of comments about the name of our website “Happy to be Homeless.”  99.9% of them are positive and people think it’s witty.  But once or twice last summer we received an angry comment (via email of course).  I was actually really surprised;  especially since we had previously received a lengthy email from a homeless woman who said that we inspired her to live life t...


Not Always Feeling the Love in Vietnam

BirdLady

Inhospitality and Inflation Traveling isn’t always fun.  There are moments when I just want to scream, cry, and catch the next flight home.  I had a few of those thoughts during our time in Vietnam.  Even Bryan often felt aggravated and annoyed. To say the least, we definitely won’t be adding Vietnam to our ever-growing list of favorite countries.  This came as a shock to us.  We’...


2014: What’s in Store

2014 is quickly filling up!  In the rare moments that we are actually sitting still, we’ve had to spend our internet time planning the next several days out, as well as the next 5 months.  Recently, Bryan has literally booked dozens of flights.  We’ve commented a few times that our trip is “winding down.”  Time has been flying by and before we know it we’ll be back in the US.  At th...


Himalayan Highs and Lows

TilichoLakeUs

I was wrong when I thought that things would calm down when we crossed the border from India to Nepal.  We had no idea that we were arriving in Nepal in the middle of protests and a transportation ban because of their upcoming election.  Democracy is relatively new to Nepal;  their monarchy was officially abolished in 2008. At the border town we were supposed to board a bus that leaves sever...


5 Weeks in India – Holy Cow!

PaintedHolyCow

My biggest fear about returning home to the US next year (other than finding a good job) is that we won’t be able to settle down.  After 6 months of traveling in the US and Canada, we were restless to be abroad again.  Don’t get me wrong, we loved spending time with family and friends and visiting parts of North America that we’ve never seen.  But we were ready for something crazy and exo...


Beautiful, Tragic Rwanda

RwandaCountryside

We're currently in McLeod Ganj, India, known as "Little Tibet."  This city is where many Tibetan refugees have fled, and it's the home of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government-in-Exile.  We're learning so much about the cultural genocide that the Tibetan people have suffered since the Chinese occupation.  Since we have a little bit of free time we'd like to continue catching you up on our e...


The Road Less Traveled: Our Adventures in Northern Kenya

SamburuWomenOnTruck

We definitely didn’t take the touristy route when we entered Kenya.  We didn’t realize at the time how dangerous the area was; due to tribal conflicts.  We started to get an idea that we weren’t exactly welcome by the locals when our big, bright yellow truck received glares from the tribespeople, many of whom were poised to throw rocks our way.  Just a few of them were friendly and allowe...


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