We are Jade and Oli
It all started back in 2010 when Oli and I met on the beach in Vietnam. We met travelling and basically haven’t stopped since.
It’s been 7 years of adventure and we set up Journey Count as a way to document all that we were doing and to try to help others discover the joy of the journey too.
We are currently living the digital nomad life in Hanoi, Vietnam and taking weekend adventures as often as we can. We also have a dog, his name is Jimi and he loves adventure too.
So, pick up a drink, settle in and look around. We hope you enjoy the journey!
What You’ll Find Here…
Latest from the blog
After months and months of dreaming and planning and decisions and changes, we finally set off on our road trip on a cloudy Monday in August. Bad weather had us facing the wheels South, not North and we spent 12 days travelling by bike from Hanoi to Hoi An. It was...read more
We just signed a two month lease in Hoi An! Yep, after just a month on the road we are settling back into another stint as Vietnam expats but this time renting a house in Hoi An. Life on the bike (plus one week in Taiwan) was amazing and we could have certainly...read more
I remember the days when all I used my phone for when travelling was to play music on long distance bus journeys. Back then my phone had no internet and I didn’t even buy local sim cards in order to use it for what it was made for. It was a glorified MP3 player and it...read more
We recently wrote a guide to easy overnight trips from the city and now we’re here to follow up with the best weekend trips from Hanoi. Hanoi is well placed for some incredible road trips in all directions, so there is no excuse to get stuck in the city. In fact,...read more
Our first foray into the many National Parks along the Ho Chi Minh Highway had not been successful. My fruitless google searches of Ben En National Park and Ben En homestay options should have been an indicator that something was amiss. We rode all the way into the...read more
Getting out of the city is the most important piece of advice I give to new expats living in Hanoi. Hanoi is endlessly fascinating, full of incredible food and bursting with fun ways to spend your time creatively. Hanoi is also heavily polluted, constantly noisy and...read more
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