The Gibbon Experience: where our childhood dreams came true

If you ever find yourself venturing near the northern part of the Thai/ Laos border (definitely a top 10 destination for Americans, right?), you 100% have to do the Gibbon Experience.  In a nutshell, we just spent two days ziplining and trekking deep in the Laos (pronounced without the “s”) jungle and slept in a…

Pai, Thailand: The Capital of Hippieville

Within five minutes of the bus dropping us off in Pai, it was a unanimous vote that Pai is the “Asheville” of Thailand. Why might you ask?  Well, we were surrounded by a beautiful mountainous area with a relaxed, hippie vibe. To say that we saw more dreadlocks than people sporting normal hairdos paints a…

Lions and Tigers and Temples, Chiang Mai!

There is a place called Tiger Kingdom just north of Chiang Mai where, for ~$12 USD, you can go into a holding area and expose yourself to wild tigers.  You literally just walk around petting and taking pictures with them as if they were house pets.  It’s pretty crazy (and a little scary).  We didn’t…