• What to Do in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Our last leg of our two-week journey was spent exploring the adventurous side of Thailand in Chiang Mai. We spent four perfect days in the North filled with elephant snuggles, homemade noodle soups, Thai cabaret shows and more shopping than any of our suitcases could take. Although I had a spot of bad luck when I sprained my ankle at the elephant sanctuary, we were still able to see some of the best that the city had to offer. Here’s how we spent an unforgettable four days in Chiang Mai! Useful Thai Phrases and General Tips for Visiting Thailand For a quick lesson on some basic Thai phrases and some…

  • A Quick Stop in Bangkok

    To be honest, when I decided to make Thailand my first trip to Asia, I had very little interest in visiting Bangkok. I was much more interested in the sunny beaches and gorgeous hikes than sweating around a crowded, expensive city. Fortunately, my friends disagreed and we booked three days to spend exploring Bangkok. There’s lots to see and do and I ended up liking it much more than I thought I would (the strong A/C in the hotels didn’t hurt either). Simple Thai Phrases and Tips for Visiting Thailand For a quick lesson on some basic Thai phrases and some general advice for traveling through Thailand, check out my…

  • Four Days in Phuket, Thailand

    Phuket was our first stop on our two week Thailand vacation (and my favorite stop!). Although the flight was grueling, even from Europe, the 20+ hours of travel were well worth the vacation of a lifetime. After months of research and hunting for the best deals in Patong Beach, here’s how we decided to spend our four days in Phuket, Thailand. General advice for Visiting Thailand SIM card The easiest and quickest place to pick up a SIM card is immediately upon arrival at the airport. Look for the blue kiosk near the baggage check called dtac. For the equivalent of $17 you can get 15 days of unlimited 4G data.…