Pai, Thailand. Tucked away in the mountain valleys of Thailand’s northern countryside. A place where tranquil views of rice paddy fields and waterfalls attract tourists looking for a peaceful retreat, and perhaps some meditation, from more hectic cities. After we decided to?travel?to Pai?ourselves, we understand the appeal it has for tourists and expats in the […]

With bunches of bananas in hand, we walked slowly up the hill through the trees and into a clearing. It was there I encountered my first elephant, up close and personal. There were three of them actually, happily chomping away at the sugar cane that littered the ground around them. The group we came with […]

Bangkok isn’t everyone’s favourite place to visit, though we’re really not too sure why it seems to have become, for many, the antithesis of a top travel destination in Southeast Asia. We’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve been told Bangkok is a city better passed through or visited for only a brief […]

Finding the ‘Perfect Route’?for Things To Do And See in Phuket We’ve always said we don’t really use guide books. Sure, Lonely Planet travel guide to China was the reason we spent our first week of full-time travels in Beijing, navigating our own way to The Great Wall, but typically we opt to go with […]

Thailand: Popular backpacker destination. Exotic island beaches. A land steeped in ancient history and tradition. A culinary playground. A country mired in controversy, political conflict and, at times, civil unrest. It’s also one of our next destinations. Yes, it’s true, we were JUST there. At least, it feels like we were just there as it […]

By Carolann Hughes Almost a year ago we quit our jobs and sold our stuff, started this blog and decided to start travelling full-time. We were looking for a starting destination that was practical, reasonably priced and would have tons of things for us to do and see and, ultimately, write about. Since we’ve never […]

Everyone can cook amazing food in Northern Thailand, or at least that’s how it seems, meal after meal, enjoying pretty much every dish we order regardless of where we eat in Chiang Mai. Whether it was from a street vendor, a food court, or a nice sit-down restaurant on a busy tourist street we would […]

While further edited for publishing on our site, this was originally submitted by Carolann and published in Southeast Asia Backpacker Magazine, Issue 34: pg 17, under the title “Homesick for Hamburgers” It?s something every backpacker experiences and while you don?t know when it will hit, you know it?s coming. In a place like the gorgeous […]

While further edited for publishing on our site, this was originally submitted by Macrae?and published in Southeast Asia Backpacker Magazine, Issue 34: pg 14-15, under the title “Top 5 Places For Sunset Drinks” More Than The Full Moon Party To Discover Sitting, watching the sunset while having a drink; as the sky starts to dim, […]

Thailand. A dreamer’s paradise where anything can, and will, be handed to you on the metaphorical silver platter. Sometimes holding yourself back from letting loose is really one’s effort to try and tame this beast of manipulation and temptation.?As you struggle to avoid the temptations, there is a problem that is easily seen but not […]