• A Perfect Layover in Singapore

    By Pasture Braised on March 22, 2014
    Call us Sloan and Ferris, we just had the best day off. It was a day off from temples. A day off from haggling. A day off from scooters, tuctucs, and other unreasonable traffic. It was in every sense but geographic a day off from backpacking South East Asia. It was our 14 hour layover in Singapore. Natalie obsessed with […]
  • Roasting a Pig on the Street—Tet on the Mekong Delta

    By Pasture Braised on March 1, 2014
    This New Year of the Horse started in a very auspicious way— we celebrated Tet on the Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam with our friend Jen and her incredibly welcoming family. Thanks to the wonders of Instagram, Natalie has kept in touch with her high school friend, Jen. They hadn’t seen each other in the flesh for a decade (#youknowyouaregettingancientwhen…), […]
  • Home is…Wherever We’re Sleeping Tonight

    By Cliff on February 28, 2014
    No matter how they travel, or where they go, or if it’s shoestring, luxury, or anything in between, all travelers have one thing in common: we  need a place to rest our heads (most) every night. Depending on the day, we fall into different travel categories (backpackers, flashpackers, digital nomads, etc). Our good friend Danae coined the term “glam-packing” for us; […]
  • Vegetable Pakora Recipe

    By Cliff on February 19, 2014
    If you love Indian food, you’ve probably gotten your hands dirty in plate of vegetable pakora at some time or another. Pakora is a very old dish. The name finds its roots in Sanskrit and loosely translates into “cooked small lump”. Yum. The snack has many variations and many names found in varying forms all over India, Africa, and the […]
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Spices in India

    By Cliff on January 28, 2014
    Buying spices in India is on the top of a lot of travelers’ to-do lists. And why shouldn’t it be? India is famous for its spice markets, spice traders, and spice routes. From black pepper to saffron India has it all. A walk through any major marketplace in India will reveal  no shortage of spice traders who claim their ancestors […]