Koh Kradan, Thailand

We heard Koh Kradan described as ‘Paradise Lost? – Paradise Found’. It is a small island with beautiful beaches and only a handful of hotels, all of which are rustic. Most visitors come for a day by boat for snorkeling and never even set foot on shore, however the people that make time to stay on…

Koh Lanta, Thailand

While traveling around the Andaman Sea, we tried to get further away from the crowds. To achieve this we decided to spend several days on Koh Lanta which is more laid back, more family oriented, and less crowded than the islands we had visited before it. However, the one thing that occupied most of our…

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

The Phi Phi Islands are five small islands off the coast of Thailand and have long been revered for their beaches and water sports. The islands have grown increasing in popularity over the past few years, but have managed to retain their nature beauty. Day 1 – Sunday, February 1, 2015 Ferries run to Koh…

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket used to be the go to island off of the coast of Thailand. In recent years, some parts gained a reputation for being crowded and sleazy. Still, Phuket is one of the largest islands and a great transportation hub for the rest of the Andaman Sea, so we spent two nights on the island.…

Chiang Rai, Thailand

The White Temple is an artist’s creation and one of the biggest attractions in the otherwise industrial city of Chiang Rai. Completely white with disturbing statues and modern references, the White Temple is unlike any other. Day 1 – Friday, January 30, 2015 Our first destination back in Thailand was Phuket and the other southern…

Slow boat on the Mekong, Laos

Taking a slow boat along the Mekong tops a lot of the lists of things to do in this region of the world. The boats slowly drift along calm waters, past small villages, and beautiful countryside. But a little research into the logistics of taking a slow boat revealed horror stories of overcrowding and bad…

Luang Prabang, Laos

We may have saved the best of Laos for last. Everyone we met while traveling seemed to have strong feelings about Luang Prabang, however they differed greatly. Several travelers told us they loved Luang Prabang, it was beautiful and relaxing, others told us it was filled with tourists and didn’t feel authentic. We found it…