• Travel, Thailand
    Thailand

    Thailand Itinerary

    The wonderful thing about Thailand is that there is SO much to see and do! It’s also the overwhelming thing about planning a trip there. It’s important to have a general sense of how much time you want to spend traveling city to city. We wanted to take in as much as absolutely possible so we flew between cities every…

  • Shrine Serene Light, Phuket, Thailand, travel
    Phuket,  Thailand

    Shrine of the Serene Light

    One place that was a delightful surprise was the Shrine of the Serene Light, or Sangtham Shrine – a place of worship to Chinese deities. In my weeks and weeks of research, one of the blogs, or TripAdviser, or somewhere mentioned a beautiful shrine tucked away in Phuket Town, and that it used to be accessible only by 2 discreet…

  • cenote, azul, mexico, playa del carmen, travel
    Mexico,  Playa del Carmen

    Jumping into Cenote Azul

    One activity that has been on the top of my must-do-in-Playa list is to explore the cenotes. Riviera Maya has 6,000+ of them due to the massive underground waterway system. When the rooftop of an underwater cavern collapses, cenotes are made. They can have fresh water from the rain, or salt water as some can also feed into the ocean…or sometimes even both. ​Structurally, t​here…

  • Elephants, Chiang Mai, Elephant Nature Park, Thailand
    Chiang Mai,  Thailand

    Elephant Nature Park

    One of my favorite days OF ALL TIME was when we spent the day at Elephant Nature Park. There are many tour options from which to choose, and we decided on Elephant Trails as it sounded perfect for what we were expecting (and also b/c it was available the day we were planning to go). Holy moly did it deliver!!!…

  • Mexico, Playa del Carmen, food, drink, travel
    Mexico,  Playa del Carmen

    Eat & Drink in Playa del Carmen

    I simply can’t write about Playa del Carmen without dedicating some space to the food. GAH! So delish! As mentioned in my previous post, there are tons of places to dine and drink along 5th Ave. One of our fave spots is Las Hijas de la Tostada! I’m fairly certain you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, though…

  • travel, playa del carmen, mexico, mermaids
    Mexico,  Playa del Carmen

    Dear Playa del Carmen

    Dear Playa del Carmen, You will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Exploring your natural wonders, eating the best tostadas EVER, enjoying a rooftop spicy margarita (or 2) and dancing – all the dancing! – you have been a second home for us for the past 5 years. The city’s energy and vibrancy continue to lure us back…

  • Phuket, Thailand, beach
    Thailand,  Travel Tips

    Thailand Travel Tips & Things We Learned

    ~ Always have travel TP and hand wipes/sanitizer on hand.  ~ Be prepared to have spare change in public places for restrooms as there is sometimes a small fee to use them. ~ Bangkok excluded, unless you want to spend a fortune on bottles, we couldn’t find champagne in bars to save our lives. ~ In Bangkok, cabs/tuk tuks rip…

  • Phuket Town, Night, Thailand, travel
    Phuket,  Thailand

    Exploring Phuket Town

    We made our way to Phuket Town via cab and, per usual, walked around to soak in as much of the city as possible. We found ourselves in need of some cool air and decided to pop into Macchiato House and Cakebox, a cute coffee shop in an adorable space – a minimalist vibe with a wide array of coffees.…

  • Chiang Mai, Market, Thailand, travel
    Chiang Mai,  Thailand

    Eating Our Way Around Chiang Mai

    There is SO MUCH to say about the places we ate and drank in Chiang Mai that were incredible for so many different reasons. One of our favorite day spots was Annie’s Guesthouse and Bar, where we experienced the deliciousness that is mango sticky rice for the first time. Creamy, with juuuuuust the right amount of sweetness, I could eat…

  • Phuket,  Thailand

    Dear Phuket

    Dear Phuket,Your calm waters and vibrant streets were exactly what we needed for our last week in Thailand. Beachside cafes with a Chang, exploring Phuket Town and swimming with the rainbow of fish in your crystal clear water will be etched forever in my memories. Even if we had a whole year, I’m not sure we’d be able to explore…