Australia or Bust

PSA: You need a visa to go to Australia! This is a very important announcement for anyone reading and thinking of ever going. This minor detail will also come into play later in this story of our 24-hour journey from the Thai Islands to Northern Australia. Our journey begins at 8:30am on June 26th as …

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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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The Time I Almost Got SCUBA Certified

The main purpose of this blog is to share my travels with my family and friends back home. The adventures I have, the people I meet, and the obstacles I have to overcome along the way. So I want to start off on an honest note. Because despite our best efforts and intentions, traveling (and …

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