Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend

Whether you live in the city, are planning a day trip from a nearby suburb or are coming into town for a weekend getaway, Chicago offers a variety of great activities to keep you entertained. While most of Chicago’s well-known tourist sights are concentrated in the loop (downtown) area of the city, there is no … Read more

Five Days in London

What’s the perfect excuse to explore London? Scoring cheap tickets over a long holiday weekend! Bethany and I were so excited to check London off our bucket list. London has so many well-known historical and architectural landmarks mixed with off-the-grid neighborhoods, restaurants and pub. Keep reading for our 5-day itinerary and recommendations for this iconic … Read more

3 Days in Siem Reap, Cambodia

On our first trip to Southeast Asia, one of our highlights was exploring Vietnam. When we visited Ho Chi Minh City, we heard from several travelers that our next stop should be nearby Cambodia to see Angkor Wat. We had already booked flights onto Thailand and weren’t able to see Cambodia, so visiting Siem Reap … Read more

What to Expect When Taking a Thai Cooking Class

A cooking class in a foreign country is a great way to experience local markets and learn to make popular dishes. In our Thai cooking class during our last trip to Southeast Asia, we were able to shop in a market frequented by Thai locals and try our hand at making Thailand’s most popular dishes, … Read more

Four Days in Chiang Mai, Thailand

On our last trip to Southeast Asia we enjoyed checking out Bangkok and Thailand’s outlying islands, but we missed the opportunity to explore northern Thailand. During this trip, we were excited to sample some of Chiang Mai’s signature cuisine and take in some of the outdoor experiences that make Chiang Mai a great jumping off … Read more

Discover Tulum: A Travel Guide

We’re taking a break from the highlights of our recent trip through Laos, Thailand and Cambodia to share the latest post in our Discover series! My friend Corey recently returned from a trip to Tulum, Mexico which has been on my list of destinations forever. I was excited when he offered to give me the rundown on what … Read more

2.5 Weeks in Southeast Asia

After our 3 week trip to Southeast Asia just a couple years ago (which included Vietnam, Thailand and a long layover in Japan), we were surprised to be heading back so soon. But taking part in a close friend’s destination wedding was just the excuse we needed to catch some of the sights we missed on … Read more

Exploring Maine’s Acadia National Park

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Part of our awesome fall trip to Maine was spending a couple days exploring Acadia National Park (if you haven’t read about our trip, check out our whole itinerary). Located on Mount Desert Island near the town of Bar Harbor, Acadia is one of the few National parks in the Northeast U.S., and the only … Read more

6 Reasons Not to Go to Southeast Asia

This is the last post in a 4-part series on traveling in Southeast Asia.  Check out the links below for other posts on Vietnam, Thailand and how to spend a layover in Tokyo.  Backpacking Southeast Asia – Vietnam Backpacking Southeast Asia – Thailand How to Spend a 9-Hour Layover in Tokyo After Bethany and I got back … Read more