FLASHPACKING – welcome to 2014 and the bucket list!

Timing is everything and while we have done our fair share of travel, strapping on a backpack and hitting the road without a fixed itinerary brings a sense of anticipation and exhilaration. Given this, one week from today, Bob and I will add another check mark on the bucket list and begin our journey as ‘flashpackers’ to South East Asia! For those of you who are not familiar with the term flashpacker, the following pretty much sums it up –

“a flashpacker shares some of the characteristics of a backpacker: a sense of independence, no fixed itinerary and relatively long periods of travel to more exotic and far-flung destinations. Whereas backpacking is traditionally associated with budget travel and destinations that are relatively cheap, flashpacking has an association of more disposable income while traveling and has been defined simply as backpacking with a bigger budget.”

Our journey begins in northern Vietnam , we will travel down the coast to Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon) then on to Cambodia and finally Thailand. Needless to say the Canadian winter won’t be missed and we are more than excited for the opportunity to experience new and different cultures, foods and adventures. Yup, no bug infested hostels for this girl…although I do reckon a few unknown ‘creatures’ will be encountered along the way…stay tuned!

First stop is Hanoi  (click on the image to enlarge)
First stop is Hanoi
(click on the image to enlarge)

Author: Theresa & Bob

We love to wander, aimlessly at times it seems, and will keep moving as far and as long as we can. Serendipity has provided many wonders along the way, when least expected, and we love the anticipation of the 'next great find' just around the corner.

2 thoughts on “FLASHPACKING – welcome to 2014 and the bucket list!”

  1. Hold on, aren’t you both too young to have a bucket list? Bucket list or not, it sounds like a tremendous experience, especially to those of us who grew up during the Vietnam war, and now you’ll have the opportunity to explore a country at peace with itself, enjoy some of the world’s most interesting cuisine, and take in such a beautiful part of the world! Enjoy your trip!

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