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Riding Elephants

Should You Ride Elephants in Thailand? It’s Complicated

In our last trip to Thailand, it didn’t take long to see advertisements for every sort of “elephant experience” – washing, bathing with, feeding, riding, and trekking with elephants. “Ride the Elephants!” “The Elephant Experience!” “Up Close with Elephants!” We saw baby elephants frolicking on the beaches under the watchful eye of a trainer. Elephants lined up […]

Living the Good Life at The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel

One of the things about life on the road is that we are constantly orienting yourself to our new, temporary home. This isn’t a bad thing, it can just be a challenge at times. We’ll often spend some frustrating minutes in a new place figuring out how to get hot water in the shower, determining […]

Our Favorite Thai Islands

The islands of Thailand have got to be some of our favorite places in the world. Sure, Thailand has so much: the frenetic chaos of Bangkok, and serenity of the northern hill regions, and of course, the incredible food. But the islands (or Koh’s, in Thai) are special. There are options for every type of traveler, […]
Koh Chang Thailand

Koh Chang, Thailand – Things to Do and Where to Stay

Here’s our best advice about visiting Koh Chang, starting with the most important: put Koh Chang on your short list of places to visit before it becomes too popular and overcrowded. We visited Thailand’s topical island paradise recently and found that the sleepy destination had attracted quite a few more visitors since our last stay five years […]
on February 1, 2016
Doi Suthep Temple Hike

Doi Suthep Chiang Mai Thailand Hike

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is a wonderful place to get into nature and find some of the best that Chiang Mai Thailand has to offer. One of our favorite sites is only possible to experience on foot on a Doi Suthep (meaning Suthep Mountain) hike. Along the way you will find sacred trees with orange sashes, a mysterious […]
Thailand Vacations

Thailand This Winter: Get Three Vacations in One

When you have limited time each year for a vacation, it can be difficult to choose where to go. But if you love the beach, crave exotic food, or want to get off the beaten track and experience some up-close and intimate animal encounters, Thailand is your solution. You can do it all and spend less […]
on December 4, 2015
Panviman Chiang Mai Cooking Class

Panviman Spa Chiang Mai Thai Cooking Class

We recently had the opportunity to stay at the Panviman Spa in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Here we were in the midst of the kind of luxury that honeymooners dream about. But who knew that while in these beautiful surroundings, we would also find a cooking class where we were able to cook with a Thai […]
on November 30, 2015
Silom Cooking School Bangkok

Bangkok’s Best Flavors Brought Home

Some cooking classes that I’ve attended are memorable because of the food. Others linger in my mind because of the giant personality of the chef. This particular class at the Silom Cooking School in Bangkok, Thailand stands out because it had a large, delicious serving of both. Our chef for today’s class was Jay. From the […]
on October 27, 2015

Friday Photo – Krabi Thailand

  Today’s Friday Photo goes out to Thailand. We took this shot while on a previous trip to Krabi. During our stay we found amazing white sandy beaches and stunning blue water, world class snorkeling/diving, friendly people and amazing food. Put this together with great prices and you can easily understand why so many people […]

Photo Friday February 6, 2015

Here is a favorite photo from a trip to Krabi, Thailand This colorful boat pulled up each day at Railay Beach in Krabi, Thailand. In order to get to this beach we wandered through a tree filled path with monkeys watching from above. It was a magical place and one that we’re looking forward to […]
on February 6, 2015