Casa Vintage Beach // Gili Trawangan

CASA VINTAGE BEACH - The Cutest Caribbean Restaurant On The Sunset Side Of Gili Trawangan (Lombok / Bali / Indonesia)

It’s possible I took a few too many photos of Casa Vintage Beach when we were staying on Gili Trawangan. But we went there multiple times, and each visit I felt even more adoration for the gypsy boho vibe they’ve got going on.

I like cute things. So sue me. Continue reading

Categories: Asia, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia, Lombok
Saigon Skydeck Observatory // Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon Skydeck Observatory in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Vietnam

Saigon Skydeck is the place to go for a full 360 degree view of Hi Chi Minh City. When you’re in a city as big as HCMC, you really ought to see it from a high up vantage point.

It was so surreal standing nearly 50 floors up and looking out the giant glass windows completely encircling me, and no matter which direction I faced, I was not able to see the city limits. Ho Chi Minh City honestly seems to go on forever.  Continue reading

Categories: Asia, HCMC (Saigon), Vietnam
Lunch on Hon Mong Tay (Fingernail Island)

LUNCH ON HON MONG TAY, AKA FINGERNAIL ISLAND - One of the most beautiful and remote islands in all of Vietnam, just a short boat ride from Phu Quoc Island (Part of the An Thoi Archipelago)

After the details were finalized, payment was taken, and our (non-English-speaking) local guide had returned from the nearby market, we were good to go.

He piled the 8 of us into his motor boat and set off for the first island: Hon Thom (aka Pineapple Island). This island is not far off from shore so we reached it quite quickly. It’s definitely the biggest in all the An Thoi Archipelago. So I wasn’t initially concerned that we weren’t pulling up to any of the beaches we passed. He was probably looking for a specific spot. But no. Continue reading

Categories: Asia, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Island Hopping In The An Thoi Archipelago // Phu Quoc

Island Hopping In The An Thoi Archipelago - Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

If there’s one activity / excursion / day trip/ tour / whatever you want to call it, that you do during your time on Phu Quoc – make sure it’s this: island hopping in the An Thoi Archipelago.

We spent a week on Phu Quoc Island exploring some of the most beautiful beaches and stunning waters. We enjoyed every minute of it. Then, on our last day there, we hired a local man with a boat to take us around to some of the smaller, more remote islands south of An Thoi Town (known as the An Thoi Archipelago) and we were FLOORED. Pick-your-jaw-up-off-the-ground level of floored.  Continue reading

Categories: (Mis)Adventures, Asia, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Leonard’s Bakery // Oahu

Leonard's Bakery // Oahu Hawaii

Holy malasadas! Where have you been all my life?

Oh right. In Hawaii.

A malasada is a Filipino style donut. Served hot, and rolled in sugar. They come regular style. Aka deepfried, soft and fluffy. Or you can get them as a “puff”. A puff is filled with some form of cream or custard. Aka ooey gooey deliciousness. Continue reading

Categories: Hawaii, Oahu, United States