The laid-back land of Laos

The Slow Boat: a long but picturesque journey

Despite swarms of back-packers flocking to Southeast Asia every year, Laos remains one of the least travelled destinations in the region. We were intrigued by the path less travelled and wanted to …

Chiang Mai and the Gentle Giants

A trip to Thailand is simply incomplete without seeing the Thai elephants. But many tourists mistakenly visit elephant parks or shows where the elephants perform many tricks, like kicking a soccer ball, dancing, or using their trunk to paint. These …

Chiang Mai and the Twinkling Sky

Our number one reason for coming to Chiang Mai was to take part in the Yi Peng festival, which takes place once a year. Every year hundreds of backpackers and Thai people gather in Chiang Mai for the festival. It …

Paradise found on Phi Phi Island

After a somewhat disappointing trip to the island of Koh Lanta, we decided to take the ferry over back to Phuket, but with a two-night stopover on Phi Phi Island. We read in guidebooks and online that Phi Phi Island …

The dark side of Phuket

Phuket is an island in the south of Thailand. It is also its own province and Phuket Town is the capital. It is known for being a sunny destination for tourists, with resorts of all kinds lining up its beaches. …

Welcome to Thailand!

Our first adventures began back in our home town of Toronto where we frantically downsized our belongings to just a few boxes and cleared out all of the possessions we have accumulated over our lifetime. The last two weeks before …