Destination: Asia

Adventures in Chiang Mai

Our time in Thailand can really be broken into three phases – city living, relaxing (and eating) in the sand, and adventures (and more eating) in Chiang Mai. We put a respectable number of miles in during our first few days in Bangkok, wandering until our feet hurt and we needed to fill our bodies with curry. After hopping a short flight to the south we spent the next week in Patong Beach relaxing and reading and exploring the surrounding areas of Phuket. When we grew tired of ocean swims we grabbed our bag and flew north to the famed Chiang Mai where we rounded out the majority of our trip. It was here that we rode elephants, cuddled with tigers, and explored Buddhist temples. All the while eating as much coconut ice cream, mango anything, and curry everything that we could find. Read More ›


We visited Bali in June 2012, and were able to enjoy both Uluwatu and Ubud. Bali is a dreamlike place, and Ubud is its cultural center. When visiting Ubud staying in a private villa is a must, splurge a little for one with a private pool like KajaNE Mua, or for a more traditional experience, you can stay, as we did, at KajaNE Yangloni in traditional wooden Balinese houses set on stilts over rice paddies. Many villas along with Kajane Mua have wonderful outdoor bathrooms and some even have cool tubs carved out of stone. Read More ›