Arriving in Hoi An, Vietnam was like taking a deep, calming breath. We came from the buzzing city of Hanoi – and the contrast was unmistakable. Hoi An sits on a lazy river full of bobbing fishing boats. The old town – a UNESCO World Heritage City – boasts picturesque streets lined with fading yellow houses.… Read the rest
On our first trip to Southeast Asia – a 2-month long adventure – Cambodia was not on our itinerary. At the last minute, however, we rearranged our travel route to include a stop in Siem Reap to see the Temples of Angkor – and it would have been a huge mistake to miss it!… Read the rest
Thailand is a country of contrasting landscapes. The sprawling capital city is marked with soaring skyscrapers, the countryside is lush with rolling mountains and the long coastline is peppered with thousands of tropical islands. Creating an all-encompassing Thailand itinerary can be challenging, but not impossible.… Read the rest
Spain features varied landscapes, vibrant cities and incredible cuisine. The large country has numerous destinations – and with so much to see, planning a vacation to Spain can be perplexing! To help fellow travelers, we created an easy-to-follow, day-by-day Spain Itinerary that highlights the absolute best of the country.
We designed our Best of Spain Itinerary when a friend from the States joined us on our European travels.… Read the rest
With an ancient history, lush landscapes and captivating culture, it’s clear why Chiang Mai is one of the best cities to visit in Thailand. Much more laid back and manageable than Bangkok, the compact Old City is teeming with historic temples, family-run restaurants and fun local markets.… Read the rest
When we decided to go to Bali, Indonesia for my birthday, we were intent on planning the perfect trip. Relaxation was a priority for our Bali itinerary, but we were seeking a bit of adventure, too. It was our first visit to the island and deciding where to go in Bali was overwhelming.… Read the rest
Temples, Massages, Tours, Markets and Food. Without a doubt, these are the five best things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand. A trip to Chiang Mai wouldn’t be complete without these essential experiences, plain and simple.
However, when planning what to see in Chiang Mai – choosing which temples to visit, where to get a massage, how many tours to take, what markets to go to and where to get the best food to eat – it can start to feel a bit overwhelming.… Read the rest
Thailand is many things; impressive temples and wild jungles, chaotic cities and fascinating history…and miles and miles of gorgeous beaches. With powder white sand and teal blue water, Thailand beaches are what attract many visitors to the country, and we think every Thailand itinerary should include a visit to at least one Thai beach.… Read the rest
On our first trip to Chiang Mai, I couldn’t wait to get a real Thai massage. Shops offering massages line the streets of the Old City. Advertisements show masseuses twisting clients into strange, pretzel-like positions. For whatever reason (perhaps it had something to do with four straight months of lugging around a too-heavy-backpack), a vigorous Chiang Mai massage completely appealed to me.… Read the rest
When we signed up for a Chiang Mai trekking tour, we were uncertain what to expect. The brochure for the full day trip from Chiang Mai, Thailand promised an array of activities – everything from elephants to rafting to hill tribes and waterfalls – all at a budget price.… Read the rest