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

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

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

Discover Chicago: A Travel Guide

Ben and I arrived back in Chicago last week after making our way through Laos, Thailand and Cambodia after Christmas. Jet lag is currently killing us, but we’re excited to start working on some posts to share with you over the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out the latest post in our Discover series! … 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

17 Things to Do in Denver

Being from the Midwest, there’s something that feels so vast and vivid about the landscape in the Western states. With the Rocky Mountains, cities, rivers and forests, the West has so much to offer, and Colorado is certainly no exception. Denver, Colorado’s capital and most populous city, is a great starting point for travellers interested in exploring this … Read more