One Week in Bhutan

7 Day Bhutan Itinerary: Thimphu, Punakha, Paro & the Tiger’s Nest

Julie Bhutan 4 Comments

Bhutan is a tiny country that is nestled among the mightiest mountains in the world. This is the land of dramatic mountain scenery, Buddhism, prayer wheels, dzongs, ancient traditions, chilies and cheese, rice terraces, and some of the most beautiful woodworking you will ever see. With one week in Bhutan, you can explore the cultural heart of this country, making …

Hiking to Tigers Nest Bhutan

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking to the Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan

Julie Bhutan 35 Comments

The Tiger’s Nest Monastery, also known as Paro Takstang, is one of Bhutan’s most recognized spots. Even people on the quickest of tours through Bhutan find the time to make it here. Why? Because this place is extraordinary. The Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a small collection of buildings precariously perched on a cliff, 900 meters off of the ground. It …

Monks on the Bridge

A Journey through Bhutan in Photos

Julie Bhutan 10 Comments

Bhutan is a tiny country nestled away in the Himalayas. This is the land of dramatic mountain scenery, Buddhism, prayer wheels, dzongs, ancient traditions, chilies and cheese, rice terraces, and some of the most beautiful woodworking you will ever see. We spent an unforgettable week here and fell in love with this country. Come journey through Bhutan in photos. Bhutan …

Overland Border Crossing

Crossing Overland into India

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India…this is a country that we were both greatly anticipating but also a little nervous about. India is sensory overload. It’s in your face with its people, food, smells, sights, and sounds. On October 23, 2014, our five week journey through India began. We were traveling overland from Bhutan, having spent one glorious week in this tiny country nestled in the …

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What Traveling Through Asia Has Taught Us

Julie Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam 5 Comments

We have now been traveling through Asia for over five months and still have several more to go. It has been quite the learning experience for our family…new foods, new cultures, lots of history to learn about. Most of it has been a wonderful experience although we have had a few difficulties along the way, just to keep things interesting. …

Tiger's Nest

Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon

Julie Bhutan 13 Comments

Bhutan, this tiny country located in the Himalaya mountains, has just recently opened its doors to tourism. As of 1974 Bhutan began to allow tourists to enter. It wasn’t until more recently when tourism really began to boom here, and tourism has now become a leading source of revenue for this country. The Daily Tariff   Bhutan believes in offering …