I love putting together unforgettable adventures for travelers almost as much as I enjoy traveling myself. Traveling and cycling in Asia has transformed my life, so one of my favorite things to do is help others create wonderful travel memories that are sure to last a lifetime.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialize primarily in cycling tours in Southeast Asian countries: Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and Sri Lanka.
These biking destinations are fantastic for taking in the gorgeous landscapes - but that's not all! Exploring each country's charming cities, lovely village communities, vibrant cultures, and delicious cuisines makes for fantastic well-rounded excursions. I believe in the value of getting off the typical tourist path to create a unique experience that friends, couples, families, and solo riders can enjoy all the same."
How did you get involved in travel?
"I was lucky enough to have a family who encouraged international travel from a young age. From family trips to Costa Rica when I was 11 years old, to solo trips to Ecuador when I was 15. When I was 17, I moved to Cambodia where I've now resided on and off for the past 9 years while frequently traveling to other destinations in Asia. I feel extremely fortunate to enjoy this lifestyle and give others a taste of the region I now call home.
I didn't always explore countries by bicycle, but after years of living in Southeast Asia, there were plenty of gems I discovered only after exploring the region on two wheels. It's now safe to say that it's my favorite way to travel!"
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Bringing my dad on a cycling tour in Vietnam for his 65th birthday and then my mom on a bike trip in Sri Lanka will always be my most cherished travel memories."
Featured trips & expertise
Take in the rural villages, misty pine forests, and lush tropical coastal forests on this unforgettable 11-day cycling itinerary. Start in Dalat to see where Asia's favorite coffee is grown, then descend to the coast to see fishing villages maintain traditional ways of life. Cycle along the coast to reach the heritage trade town of Hoi An, then top off your trip with a cruise on the beautiful and tranquil Lan Ha Bay.
Led by a local guide, this weeklong bike trip begins in Vietnam's majestic highlands—with views of coffee plantations and misty pine forests—and descends to the South China Sea. This is where you'll ride along the picturesque coast toward a UNESCO-listed ancient trade town (Hoi An) while interacting with locals, relaxing on the beach, and dining on fresh seafood for an adventure rarely experienced by tourists.
This 9-day journey through Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) explores fascinating highlights in the Cultural Triangle—home of ancient cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and Buddhist relics. With a private driver and guide, you'll take hikes in tea country, spot diverse wildlife in the rainforest, and relax (or surf) on picturesque beaches on the south coast for an adventure to remember.
See all the classic highlights on this nine-day trip to magical Vietnam. Roam around the bustling streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, cruise on the azure waters of Ha Long Bay, and hike to villages and terraced rice paddies in the countryside. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors or travelers with limited time who want a well-rounded showcase of Vietnam's history, charm, and natural beauty.
This two-week tour starts in Ho Chi Minh City and ends in Hanoi. Cycle around traditional farming villages, hike through national parks, explore grand architecture in Hoi An and Hue, and cruise around mesmerizing Halong Bay. Hitting all of Vietnam's highlights, you'll take in the very best this spectacular country has to offer.
The beautiful ancient city of Kyoto is the spiritual home of Japan and the perfect base for this week-long cycling adventure. Explore the streets of Kyoto by bike and venture further afield as you delve into Japanese culture and cuisine. Take an exhilarating ride from the city to sacred Mount Koya and around the region's stunning landscape for an unforgettable vacation.
Recent trip reviews for Jasmine
Riding With Grasshopper · Vietnam - Oct 24 - Nov 27, 2019
We had a specific requirement to accommodate our own tandem bike. Kimkim and Grasshopper Adventures were very attentive to that and made it happen.
Our trip was a chain of itineraries beginning in Bankok and ending in Hanoi, with the mix of companions changing as we went. At one time we were 16 (a bit over the promised limit of 15) but on the final leg we were the only travelers, making it a private tour with a guide, a passenger van and a service truck and two drivers! A bit much for a... read more
Southeast Asia Cycle Tour November 2018 · Thailand - Nov 15 - Nov 21, 2018
I had done some web research on trips in SE Asia, and was hesitant to use a travel booking service like kimkim; however, I quickly leaned on kimkim to find the right trip for me. I was looking for a trip that would provide a challenge, but not an overwhelming one, and that would expose me to places and people I wouldn't meet otherwise. Through guided questions and back and forth questions, kimkim nailed it. I also appreciate the assistance with some last minute Visa issues.
Cambodia · Cambodia - Dec 28 - Jan 12, 2019
A truly beautiful holiday - every aspect - thankyou