2017, A Year to Myself

2017, A Year to Myself | The Atlas Heart

I never expected 2017 to be a year to myself, but then again, I guess you never really know what life will bring you with each new year. I should know better by now. Even though I didn’t expect it to be a year to myself, I can say with full clarity now that I’m […]

Looking Back on 8.5 Months in Asia

Wat Phu, Pakse - Laos Travel

“‘Live each day as if it’s your last’, that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn’t practical. Better by far to simply try and be good and courageous and bold and to make a difference. Not change […]

Is Myanmar Expensive? Travel Budgeting for Myanmar

Is Myanmar Expensive? Myanmar Travel Budgeting | Asia

Note: this post contains affiliate links  Is Myanmar Expensive? I actually found it to be the least expensive country in Southeast Asia. To continue my travel budgeting series around Asia, next up is Myanmar! Myanmar can be a wild card when it comes to budgeting. Although you can research and read blog posts like the one […]

Hill Tribes, Mud, and Determination: A Three-Day Trek in Myanmar

Trekking in Myanmar - The Atlas Heart

Last time I was in Southeast Asia, I heard constant stories from travelers in Chiang Mai or Hanoi about their recent treks with local tribes, through jungles and uneven terrain. It sounded adventurous and a tad exotic. Trekking through the jungle in Asia with locals? Yes, that sounds like me. Unfortunately, that last trip was […]

12 Things to Know Before Visiting Myanmar

12 things to Know About Myanmar - Asia Travel - The Atlas Heart

Note: this post contains affiliate links  Myanmar is still a mysterious and constantly changing spot in Southeast Asia. This is what you should know about the country! I received confirmation for my Myanmar e-visa, and booked my flights to the country soon after from a sweaty, windowless hotel room in Hong Kong. I had no idea what I […]