Animal Kingdom

I was really bummed to leave the beach (as usual) but I was excited to see what Chiang Mai was like. I was expecting a mini Bangkok, but it turned out I was wrong. Chiang Mai is much smaller and calmer and more like a large town than a small city, and I enjoyed it [...]

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Paradise At Last

We arrived in Koh Samui tired but happy. It had been an incredible two weeks touring through Cambodia and Vietnam, but I was totally ready for some serious beach and relax time. Anyone who knows me loves that my absolute favorite moments are passed lying in the sun, with a good book on my kindle [...]

Natural Wonders: Halong Bay

I heard so many horror stories about terrible cruises through Halong Bay, so I was really nervous to embark on our two night, three day cruise. We'd read tons of Tripadvisor reviews and splurged a bit on a more expensive cruise to avoid all the awful stories we'd heard, like overcrowded boats, dirty and insect [...]