Courtney and H.J. Derr

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It was 2013, and Courtney and H.J. Derr were your typical, 30-something American couple. In respectable, 9-to-5 desk jobs, they were climbing the professional ladder, saving for a house, and talking about starting a family.

Instead, they quit their jobs, put everything into storage, and left their home in Washington, D.C., in search of adventure, personal fulfillment and good eats. They are currently on a year plus motorcycle journey through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

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December 6, 2017