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Alan and Kaitlyn travel the world! From Thailand to Tasmania and Hobart to Hobbiton


  1. Fraser Island highlights video

    For those of you who can't see the above video - there's a version with the song removed and some other random song inserted. Or for the nostalgic effect we aimed for - play your own version of "Waves" by Mr. Probz instead. Check out our full Fraser Island post…

    on Australia profile image for Alan Richards by Alan Richards

  2. Fraser Island

    One of the main things we wanted to do in Australia was visit Fraser Island. It's considered to be the largest sand island in the world and we got several recommendations for it before our trip. We debated whether we should do it or not because it was a lot…

    on Australia profile image for Kaitlyn Richards by Kaitlyn Richards

  3. Kuala Lumpur

    KL was definitely a bit more expensive than the rest of our Southeast Asia trip, which we weren't really expecting. We had a hard time finding a place to stay that was good but not expensive; we ended up with one in Chinatown (right beside Petaling Street) that was not…

    on Malaysia profile image for Kaitlyn Richards by Kaitlyn Richards

  4. Ninh Binh

    We tried once to visit Ninh Binh and failed. Originally we'd planned on visiting Halong Bay - it was one of the things I'd looked forward to for this trip, but as we looked into it more and more we weren't so sure. The trips are quite expensive, and most…

    on Vietnam profile image for Alan Richards by Alan Richards

  5. Hanoi

    The main tourist area in Hanoi is the old quarter north of Hoàn Kiếm Lake. We found Hanoi in general to be a bit more expensive, as you might expect from a big city. We stayed at a nice place right by the centre of things just a half block…

    on Vietnam profile image for Kaitlyn Richards by Kaitlyn Richards

  6. Vietnam Budget and Spending

    We ended up just a little over our budget in Vietnam. As with Thailand, we budgeted $50 a day for the pair of us, and we ended up spending $55.42 per day. So a little over but not drastically so. Given that we had $100 budgeted for travel from…

    on Vietnam profile image for Alan Richards by Alan Richards