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
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
On our trip to Koh Lanta, Thailand, we were mostly content to lazily let the days drift by as we squished sand between our toes. After traveling non-stop for six months, we were craving a little R&R – and no better place to do that than on Koh Lanta.… Read the rest
Sticking to our budget is key for traveling long term, so we’ve limited ourselves to an average of $100 per day for accommodation, food, drinks, public transportation and any miscellaneous costs that pop up (and they always do). The only thing that takes precedence over the budget is whether or not we’re enjoying the journey.… 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