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Navigation on the road

Do you use only paper maps? Smartphone offline map applications? A dedicated GPS device? Nothing but verbal directions from the locals? We are generalists and use a combination of all the above. We have carried paper maps for just about every country or region because...

Useful phone applications

These days most overlanders travel with an iPhone or Android smart phone. There are many applications (apps) that we have found particularly helpful during our three-year trip. The following are our top phone tools: iOverlander (free): A user database that works...
And the bee goes buzz: Indonesia

And the bee goes buzz: Indonesia

A light in our hotel room started making a funny noise. Ten o’clock at night and the recessed light in the high ceiling began ticking and buzzing with the noise intensifying as the minutes passed, a huge moth perhaps attracted to the light bulb. Awhile later, a couple...
Malaysia Route and Accommodation

Malaysia Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 20 April 2017 Costs are all based on two people and two motorcycles. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the country....

Expense Report: Malaysia

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $978.50 on living expenses and $306.17 on one-time expenses. We spent...

Expense Report: Thailand

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $1,930.95 on living expenses and $2,792.02 on one-time expenses. We spent...
Cambodia Route and Accommodation

Cambodia Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 30 March 2017 Costs are all based on two people and two motorcycles. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the country....

Expense Report: Cambodia

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $549.62 on living expenses and $79.50 on one-time expenses. We spent...
Sanity Restored: Laos

Sanity Restored: Laos

Laos is what Thailand promises to be in the brochures. Where Thailand is jaded and there is no forgotten corner left anymore, Laos is still an un-crowded rural country that has its charms in tact. The slower pace of life here, along with mountainous terrain made for...