A stroll across the Laos-Cambodia border

We recently had the pleasure (probably not the right word) of experiencing one of the most notorious border crossings in Southeast Asia, the land crossing from the 4000 islands in southern Laos into Cambodia.  Going from one corrupt country to another, more corrupt, country, via a lightly-used crossing point is a recipe for, I don’t…

Travel Tip Tuesday: Which of the 4000 islands in southern Laos should you venture to? It’s the great debate!

Do you remember the ridiculous quizzes that flooded your favorite magazine as a teenager?  Take, Seventeen magazine for instance.  “What does your favorite food say about you?” “What type of guy is perfect for your personality?” Do you remember eagerly taking the multiple choice quizzes in hopes of learning some mind-blowing piece of information about…

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…