guide to thailand

The First Timer’s Guide to Thailand

Out of all the SE Asia countries I went to, Thailand was the most complicated to figure out where to go, mostly because there is a little bit of everything: mountains, cities and islands on islands. Then there are the planes, trains, buses and ferries to figure out. It can be incredibly overwhelming. I obviously […]


National Park Guide: Zion

Zion at a Glance: Zion National Park is home to some gorgeous Jurassic Park-like scenery and some awesome, yet pain inducing, hikes. This isn’t quite a fair statement due to two reasons: I was drastically and pathetically out of shape upon arrival, and I chose to do the most strenuous hike for my first hike. […]

National Park Guide: Canyonlands

Canyonlands is my favorite National Park that we visited on our road trip out west. I either didn’t do too much research on it or the pictures I saw weren’t very great…but for whatever reason, I had no idea what to expect. Canyonlands has 3 districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles and The Maze. […]

Where to Camp in the Wild West

The first thing to note about camping is that not all campgrounds are created equal. If you want to camp and have facilities at the same time, there are options for that. If you want to camp in the wilderness and be entirely self sufficient, there are options for that too. Our experience camping definitely […]

Bucket List: Ride in a Sea Plane

So, riding in a sea plane wasn’t even really on my radar…mostly because I assumed I was too poor to be fancy. But, when you don’t book your ferry ticket ahead of time and then realize they are all sold out on the morning of your expected departure…you have to start looking into some other options […]

The Parking Garage Every Book Lover Needs to See

While browsing the internet one day, I came across a webpage that listed the top 15 (or so) weirdest buildings. As I scrolled through, it ranged from the architecturally daring to the down right oddest looking buildings to exist. Number thirteen in particular, caught my eye. The building was part of a public library and […]

A Weekenders Guide to Quito, Ecuador

Quito is a place I never thought of visiting. It certainly wasn’t on my radar until I found myself on a 2-day stopover in the capital city with absolutely no prior knowledge of it. (I can be quite the contradictory traveler. Sometimes I will have my entire itinerary planned out down to what bus number […]

Beijing’s Top Attractions

Beijing has some of the most significant landmarks in China’s history, which makes it one of the first go-to destinations in China. Though the city is most closely associated with the Great Wall, the following places have had a major impact in China’s history and remain as prominent tourist attractions, but do you know what makes […]