From Krabi to Koh Lanta

Our trip to the Thai islands was not without its obstacles. We had an afternoon flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket and figured we would have a laid back morning, sleep in, and get one last massage from our favorite former inmates. But when Carly woke up, she had an email from AirAsia saying that …

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Chiang Mai: A Recap

Chiang Mai is the gateway to Northern Thailand. It is the second largest city in the country and one full of history. The main part of the city itself is surrounded by ancient crumbling walls and a mote. At night, the city comes alive in more ways than one with night bazaars, Lady Boy Cabarets, …

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Hanging with the Elephants

Northern Thailand is known for elephants. There are advertisements everywhere for elephant sanctuaries and riding excursions. We did a bit of research before our trip and booked with Patara Elephant Farm, their motto being “Rescue, Recovery, Reproduction, Rehabilitation.” Currently, they are looking after 64 elephants total and have a goal of at least one baby …

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48 Hours in Bangkok

We made it to Bangkok! It was a long 26 hours of travel – flying from Portland to Vancouver, Shanghai (where we experienced a delay), and finally landing in Bangkok. Bangkok is one of those famous cities. You expect chaos, you expect people everywhere, you expect to be overwhelmed by the sights and especially the …

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Welcome to Along The Way!

This is the first official blog post for Along The Way! The story behind this blog is simple – a love for travel. Carly and I both love to travel, and do so as often as we can. It was this commonality that resulted in us becoming close friends our freshman year at Gonzaga University …

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