Travel blogs vs reality

Do you ever feel like travel blogs are just all peaches and cream? As if there aren't any negatives to traveling whatsoever. While you definitely shouldn't focus on the negative in life, it is just absolutely bizarre to pretend everything is all fine and dandy ALL THE TIME. For example, I showed up to my … Continue reading Travel blogs vs reality


Island Getaways of South East Asia

If you've thought about traveling to South East Asia, then I am SURE you've thought about which beaches you're going to be laying on, basking in the sun and probably drinking a Pina Colada.  Am I right? I know I am, I know... But, there are so many islands! Which ones do you choose? Well, … Continue reading Island Getaways of South East Asia

Why you should not go to a full moon party

If you've thought about going to Koh Phangan, then you've probably thought about attending the infamous full moon party. Once a month, on the night of the full moon (oh, really?) thousands of tourists gather on the beach for the biggest beach party in the world. People flock to the island just for the party … Continue reading Why you should not go to a full moon party

Word from the backpacking wise

Well, my word has really been put to the test. A couple days into this travel venture, I was pretty consistent with my blog posts, but as time has gone on I find sitting on my computer less appealing than actually exploring...imagine that. While I haven't been keeping up with my posts as regularly as … Continue reading Word from the backpacking wise

Traveling during Tet

Experiencing Tet, the Vietnamese New Year or the Lunar New Year, in Vietnam is no doubt a unique and cultural experience. It usually lasts from Feb 27-Jan 2 and everyone is buzzing even days or weeks beforehand to prepare for the celebration. Unlike New Year in the western world, Tet is not about partying on … Continue reading Traveling during Tet

The beauty of Pai

Pai is by far the most beautiful place in Thailand. Located high in the mountains, there's no where you can go without being surrounded by beautiful and luscious mountainous peaks. We were only suppose to spend three days in Pai, but upon arriving, we immediately extended to five. Honestly, I could have stayed for a … Continue reading The beauty of Pai

Sak Yant Tattoos in Thailand

Receiving a Sak Yant tattoo is a highly spiritual experience. If you've done your research and are thoroughly interested, then I promise you won't regret it. If you're a man, you can go to a temple and have a more traditional experience getting a tattoo from a monk. If you're a woman, there are far … Continue reading Sak Yant Tattoos in Thailand

Adventures in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a beautiful and busy city. There's so much going on all the time and plenty to do!  If you find yourself here, here's a few things to do: 1. Night market As usual, there's a night market. If you're not exhausted from shopping yet, check it out. But, beware! This market was … Continue reading Adventures in Chiang Mai

Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is a small and pleasant little city with some to do, but--honestly--not a whole lot. While it was nice to visit, I would only recommend going there if you're going to continue into Laos as it is the main exit/entry point between the two countries. However, if you do plan to visit there, … Continue reading Chiang Rai