See the World, Differently.

Welcome to North of Known

North of Known is an adventure travel and lifestyle blog providing actionable insights that will empower you to explore off the beaten track destinations around the world. 

With us, you’ll learn to challenge yourself, push your boundaries, and appreciate the world’s most authentic beauty. We hope our photography and travelogues will inspire you to become an outlier. 

Nice to Meet You
We're Alan & May
As unconventional travelers, our love for adventure pushes us to seek out offbeat destinations that are untouched by mass tourism - the more remote and wild a place is, the better.
Over the past 8 years, we've traveled around rural Asia and Africa seeking out unusual experiences.
Our aim is to provide you with the tools you need to venture safely and confidently, outside of the norm.

Where We've Been

As digital nomads, we’ve been to many of the countries listed below, multiple times:


  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam


  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania


  • Australia
  • Mexico
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine
  • United States

Join the Adventure.

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