Friday, November 21st, 2014

The Hottest Men in Vang Vieng

When you’re the top party destination in Southeast Asia, you attract a lot of people. Specifically, young and very hot twenty-somethings. After leaving Vang Vieng, I realized, with laughter, that most of my pictures were of me with various hot guys from around the world. With no further ado…here are the hottest guys in Vang [...]

Vang Vieng Tubing Deaths and Dangers

The dangers of tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos, are well-documented.  Most guidebooks say that a few people die every year. While in Vang Vieng, I heard an ominous (though unconfirmed) rumor that four people had died within the past two months. Most of the time, people die in Vang Vieng because they drink too much [...]

Tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos

Tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos, is the most fun you will ever have without taking your clothes off. Well, I would say that, but I actually saw a guy go off one of the rope swings while naked, so I guess that’s out the window! Needless to say, tubing in Vang Vieng is one of [...]

A Wild Welcome in Vang Vieng

“CHEESY BACON FRIES!” I yelped as we rounded the bend.  We had driven past a bar advertising the most delicious food I could imagine.  “We have to go there!” Our minibus had arrived in Vang Vieng.  After crossing the border to Laos, my friends Anthony, Jon, Chris and Mona and I split a minibus with [...]

Ask Kate Anything!

After being asked the same questions over and over, I decided to do a massive Q&A session on my site called Ask Kate Anything! On my Facebook fan page, people submitted questions about anything from Southeast Asia to solo female travel.  Here are most of the (appropriate) ones.  A few have been condensed or reworded. [...]

A Night on a Thai Party Train

Following our New Year’s Eve in Bangkok, my plan had been to go from Bangkok to Koh Chang and chill out on the beach before heading south for the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan. As usual, that totally didn’t happen. Chris and Jon had missed New Year’s in Vang Vieng, but they were still determined [...]

New Year’s Eve in Bangkok

New Year’s Eve in Bangkok had been on my itinerary for quite a long time — I had long planned to bring in 2011 with two of my travel blogger friends!  Mike of Art of Backpacking, Stephanie of Twenty-Something Travel and I decided to plan a wild Bangkok bash. Travel Blogger New Year’s, we called it. [...]

Traveling as a Group: Finding Friends on the Road

Traveling as a group was something for which I hadn’t planned. But as my time in Sihanoukville ended, I found myself on a new group adventure across three countries. I met Mona, from Norway, in my dorm in Sihanoukville and hung out with her a few times.  On Christmas night, we met Chris and Jon, [...]

Angkor Wat One Day Guide: The Best of Angkor

One day in Angkor. Guidebooks recommend spending at least three to get the most out of it.  I chose to do it in one, and a one-day Angkor itinerary, while not optimal, is absolutely possible. I put together this one-day guide to Angkor for people who appreciate temples, but don’t live and die by them. [...]

Things Nobody Tells You About Angkor Wat

The temples of Angkor, flanked by Angkor Wat, are one of Southeast Asia’s top destinations.  And justifiably so.  These temples are beautiful, thrilling, and absolutely fascinating. But despite all the information that is out there, Angkor was very different from what I expected.  If you’re planning to visit Angkor on your trip to Cambodia, here’s [...]