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

Bringing a Dog to England from Vietnam

It’s been 2 months now since we bought Jimi to England. He is so completely settled now and really seems to love it here. All the confusion, stress and money was worth it to see him so adorably happy every time we go for a walk in the woods. But, make no mistake,...

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2018: The Journey Ahead

At the beginning of every year, after taking stock of the amazing journeys from the last 12 months, I like to look ahead to that hazy horizon and set out some intentions and journeys for the new year. It may already be a whole 3 weeks into 2018 but we held out writing...

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2017 in Review: Top Journeys

Each year at the end of another adventure-filled 365 days, I like to look back at the top journeys of the year. It's my little nod to the name of this blog and a lovely way to look at how far we've come. In 2014, our best journeys included a sunrise boat ride to...

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Taiwan Itinerary: 7 Days in 4 Destinations

In recent years, Oli and I have been trying our hardest to slow our travels down. Rushing through a country means you have less down time (exhausting), more time spent in transit (no fun) and everything begins to blur into one, which defies the point in visiting so...

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Vietnam Visa Run Ideas to Make the Most of Living in Asia

We just got back from another incredible Vietnam visa run/birthday trip to Taiwan and it really got us thinking about making the most of the expat situation here in Vietnam. Chances are that if you are currently living in Vietnam as an expat, you may be doing so on...

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‘I Remember…’ | Travel Edition | Part 1

I've recently discovered a new love for creative writing and have been lucky to join two writing groups here in Vietnam where I can exercise my writing skills in new ways. One of our most recent prompts was simply 'I Remember'. Based on the cult classic of the same...

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