What 2.5 Weeks in Southeast Asia Cost Us

Southeast Asia is often touted as a top destination for budget travelers. On our second trip to the region, we traveled through Laos, Thailand and Cambodia for two and a half weeks and were excited to see how our expenses shook out over the course of the trip. Here’s a recap of our trip: Cities … 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

Guide to 4 Days in Luang Prabang, Laos

Laos was not at all on my radar when we began planning our second trip to Southeast Asia last year.  Like many communist countries in Southeast Asia, Laos began opening its door to tourism in the early 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union. However, the country remains largely undeveloped. Lao’s population of 7 … 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

Christmas Vacation

Merry Christmas to all of our friends, family and readers! We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and new year. We are off to Southeast Asia tomorrow morning for a 2.5 week trip through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia! If you have any recommendations for us, leave a comment! We’ll be taking a break from … 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

How to Spend a 9-Hour Layover in Tokyo

This is the third post in a 4-part series on traveling in Southeast Asia.  Check out the links below for other posts on Vietnam, Thailand, and the most common reasons we heard to not travel to SE Asia.  Backpacking Southeast Asia – Vietnam Backpacking Southeast Asia – Thailand 6 Reasons Not to Go to Southeast Asia How to Spend … Read more

Backpacking Southeast Asia – Thailand

This is the second post in a 4-part series on traveling in Southeast Asia.  Check out the links below for other posts on Vietnam, how to spend a layover in Tokyo, and the most common reasons we heard to not travel to SE Asia.  Backpacking Southeast Asia – Vietnam How to Spend a 9-Hour Layover in Tokyo … Read more