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
Bangkok On Nut is a neighborhood that is still a bit of a hidden gem. Deemed ‘too far from the city center’ for some visitors, the district is actually well-connected to Bangkok attractions by the BTS Sukhumvit Line. Boasting numerous restaurants, craft beer bars, fascinating markets, nearby nature and a handful of sights, On Nut shouldn’t be missed!… Read the rest
An amazing array of Chiang Mai temples dot the landscape of the historic city. It is nearly impossible to be in the Old Town and not have at least one temple in sight. With dozens of temples in Chiang Mai Old City, how do you choose which ones to visit?… Read the rest
Eclectic architecture, ancient history and a stunning seashore are the main ingredients for a perfect Barcelona vacation. Add in the city’s vibrant atmosphere and phenomenal gastronomy and it’s easy to see why the city entices visitors from around the world. We think 3 days in Barcelona, Spain is just enough time to feel the vibe of the city – and we packed our 3-Day Barcelona Itinerary with the top sights and attractions.… Read the rest