Chiang Mai, Thailand (2015)

Not wanting to miss seeing one of our great friends who was traveling through Southeast Asia, we caught up with him in Chiang Mai.  Despite fond memories from a prior trip to Chiang Mai, this time through the region was a different experience as we had the privilege of tagging along with our friend and…

Railay, Thailand

Railay Beach is a peninsula surrounded by clear blue water and sheer rocky cliffs. Its no wonder that the rock climbing in this area has made Railay a backpacker destination. Day 1 – Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Railay Beach is located on a peninsula in the Krabi provenience of mainland Thailand. The rocky mountains which…

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…