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

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

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

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

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

Backpacking Southeast Asia – Vietnam

Today, we’re kicking off a 4-part series on traveling in Southeast Asia! Keep reading for details on our trip to Vietnam that includes stops in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Check back over the next couple of weeks for information on Thailand, how to spend a layover in Tokyo, and the most common reasons we … Read more