Making the Journey Count

- Since 2010 -

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…

Expat life tips

We’ve loved living the expat life as a means of long term travel. This is where you’ll find stories and advice from living in Vietnam and Korea.

Travel advice

Seven years and 28 countries later, we’ve picked up a trick or two. Here you’ll find packing lists, budgeting advice and more.

Adventure & inspiration

From cycling halfway across Korea to hiking for 5 weeks in the Nepalese Himalaya and a hundred motorbike trips in between, we crave adventure!

Latest from the blog

Where to stay in Hoi An: Cashew Tree Bungalow

A few years ago, Oli and I felt a major shift occurring in the way we travelled. After years of penny-pinching budget travel, and countless nights spent in questionable hotel rooms (were many of them even hotels?), we were craving more. Now, our kind of ‘more’ doesn’t...

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Expat Life in Hanoi: The Best and The Worst

Expat life in Hanoi, at its worst... The sky hangs heavy, drooping to touch the tips of lonely towers. A jacket, a waterproof, a mask, a helmet, visor down, and still the air gets in. Dreaming of a home where no one would usually rather be for the weather... The wind...

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Reasons We Love Living in Hanoi

It has been an entire 368 days since we first stepped foot back in Vietnam. 1 whole year since we uprooted our lives once again and stepped into the craziness of Hanoi. So much has changed since this time last year. Oli started a business. I quit teaching for a job in...

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2017: The Journey Ahead

Writing out these blog posts about the year ahead is quite a strange tradition for us. We don’t actually plan our year very far in advance and currently only have set plans up until the end of February. We are trying to live in the moment more and more and to stop...

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2016 in Review: Top Journeys in Northern Vietnam

These year reviews are some of my favourite blogs to write. Not only do I love looking back over the last 12 months, but it is so interesting to see how we thought the journey of 2016 would play out and then how it really did. We presumed we’d come to Vietnam, work,...

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