Monday, February 27th, 2017

The Ultimate Girls’ Getaway to Koh Lanta, Thailand

“What’s your favorite place?” I asked get that question at least once a day and often several times. It’s not an easy question to answer, as most travelers can attest. Our lists are long and we can’t pick one place above all. …or can we? Yes, it’s true — I actually have a favorite place in […]

SOTM Tour: Month Eight of Twelve

Are we really three-quarters of our way through the SOTM Tour? Holy hell. We’re getting into the home stretch! In just a few days, we’ll be flying to the US, which may end up being the final country of the trip (we will be in Germany and Malta later on, which we already visited early […]

Koh Lanta: Still Fantastic, Three Years Later

Whenever someone asks me what my favorite places in the world are, I always mention Koh Lanta. I fell madly in love with this little Thai island on my first visit to Thailand in 2010 and vowed to return someday. As Mario and I made plans to visit Koh Lanta for his birthday, Christmas, and […]

SOTM Tour: Month Seven of Twelve

After six months of dashing like mad from place to place, Month Seven was the first month that Mario and I spent entirely in one country: Thailand, thanks to the two-month visas we picked up in Cambodia. It was also the month that we slowed down — way down. And it was so needed. I […]

My 13 Best Travel Moments of 2013

In a year of travel taking me from Austria to Australia, Boston to Bangkok, Malta to Macedonia, Kyoto to Koh Lanta, the good times have been so good. To commemorate the year, I decided to do a round-up of my best travel moments of 2013. Rest assured, as good as the times rolled, it certainly wasn’t […]

My Favorite Beaches in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is home to some of the best beaches in the world, and some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. Unlike my favorite places in Southeast Asia, I’m going to rank this list — I’ll list my top three beaches in Southeast Asia, and everything else is an honorable mention. My favorite […]

My Favorite Places in Southeast Asia

Since coming home — and even before coming home — I’ve been asked one question more than any other: “What was your favorite place?” I could never narrow it down to one! To me, my destinations are like my children — I could never say I love one more than all the others! That said, […]

Exploring Koh Lanta National Park

Koh Lanta National Park did not disappoint: it was just as beautiful and as inexplicably deserted as the rest of the island. I still don’t understand why Koh Lanta has so few visitors compared to the other islands and beaches on the Andaman Coast, but I don’t care.  That’s one reason why I loved the […]

Celebrating Loy Krathong in Koh Lanta

Loy Krathong is a Thai holiday taking place during the full moon of the twelfth month of the year — usually November.  On this day, Thais build krathongs, or floats and set them on the water. These krathongs bring good luck for the coming year. Matt and I weren’t planning to be in Koh Lanta […]

Koh Lanta Sunsets

Is there any place better to watch a sunset than Koh Lanta?  If there is, I haven’t found it yet. The island is skinny and long, with nearly all of the beaches on the west coast.  Because of that, Koh Lanta sunsets are glorious almost every night — even when it’s overcast! The first Lanta […]