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…