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

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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Weekend Trips from Hanoi: Magical Mai Chau in 22 Photos

Oli and I have been to Mai Chau twice now, and have driven through a third time on the way to Pu Luong. Yet, I've not written about it until now which is a disservice to what an amazing destination it is. Going through my pictures in preparation for this post, I could...

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Camping in Vietnam: Xuan Son National Park

Bringing our camping equipment back to Vietnam was the best decision we could have made. We love homestays in Vietnam; they are one of those experiences we recommend to everyone coming to travel here. But there are so many wild, out of the way places throughout the...

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Camping in Vietnam: Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Our independence weekend adventures didn't end in Thung Nai. It was only Saturday and we had all our camping equipment from Son TInh ready to go. We headed away from the boat dock in Thung Nai back the same way we had come the day before, along the beautifully winding...

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Journey Update, October 2016

Welcome to our monthly series of the Journey Update where we keep you clued up on where we are, what we are up to and the highs and lows of the month. You can find all our other updates here. This will actually be the last Journey Update on the blog as I want to...

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