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…

Searching for Chow in Bangkok

In case it got lost in translation, that’s a reference to The Hangover II. We always envisioned jumping off the plane in Bangkok, Armageddon style, with wide-eyes and ready to take the city by storm. However, the reality was a little less glamorous. Jet lagged and absolutely exhausted from our 30+ hours of travel, we…

Travel Tip Tuesday – How do Round-the-world (RTW) plane tickets work and are they worth it?

Each of the major airline alliances (Star Alliance, Oneworld, and SkyTeam) offer round-the-world (RTW) flight options.  Generally the tickets are either mileage or segment based, meaning you receive a maximum number of miles allowed to travel or a maximum number of flight segments. Mileage-based tickets typically allow for ~20,000-30,000 miles and segment-based are typically ~14-18 segments (all connecting flights…

Have you ever seen a horse eat out of a trash can?

We booked our flights to San Juan on a whim a few months ago after finding dirt cheap airfare, knowing basically nothing about the place.  Warm weather, beaches, and a trial run w/ hostel stays all sounded like a great plan.  A few anecdotes and takeaways to frame our initial foray into this whole travel/ hostel…

Austin is definitely weird (and awesome)

We had heard all the stories about how unique and vibrant Austin is and after paying a visit there, we can say without a doubt that Austin was everything we were hoping for and more! It’s no surprise that quite a few celebrities call Austin home but our favorite Longhorns are our great friends, Baker and Elizabeth, who graciously…

Will the real Queen City please stand up?

We somehow managed to fit our lives into a 10′ x 10′ storage unit and made the road trip to Cincinnati this weekend to get some family time in before heading to Austin, TX and Puerto Rico for a few weeks.  The all too familiar overcast conditions and light rain popped up in the WV mountains and continued through our arrival in the “other” Queen City. …