Grand Palace, Bangkok
Asia, Thailand, Travel

A Bangkok Must-See: The Grand Palace

When one thinks about Bangkok often times what comes to mind is a sprawling city filled with tuk-tuks, delicious food, and beautiful temples on almost every corner. I wanted to experience the Thai culture and learn about the history of this popular city, so I reached out to my Norwegian family members who travel to the… Continue reading A Bangkok Must-See: The Grand Palace

Marble Temple, Bangkok
Asia, Thailand, Travel

Exploring Bangkok: A Morning of Striking Contrasts

We battled traffic from the Suvarnabhumi Airport (pronounced “su-waan-na-poom”) all the way to our hotel, and the closer we got to our downtown digs the more pedestrians filled the sidewalks. Motorcycles sped by in-between the bumper-to-bumper traffic as our taxi moved at a snail’s pace to the next stop light. With each new block, we marveled (and cringed) at the mess of power… Continue reading Exploring Bangkok: A Morning of Striking Contrasts

Asia, Lodging, Thailand, Travel

Banking on Bangkok

After three blissful days back at our favorite resort in Koh Samui, it was time to leave the relaxed island life behind and head to the fast-paced capital for our final three days in the country. And I was excited for what was in store — starting with our hotel.  As I began to search for hotels… Continue reading Banking on Bangkok

Asia, Thailand, The Roundups, Travel

The Roundup: Thailand Style

This post marks my last in our fourth anniversary adventure to Thailand. I love that through this blog I feel like I get to go on not one vacation, but two, as I relive the trip (and every excruciating detail) 🙂 here on the blog. I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading about our adventures and found some… Continue reading The Roundup: Thailand Style

Hawaii, Kauai, Travel

A Hawaiian Legend

I’m interrupting our regularly scheduled Bangkok programming because today is a special day in the surfing world — it’s the Father of Surfing’s birthday! Hau’oli la Hanau Duke Kahanamoku!! To celebrate this legend, I thought I’d recap my first surfing experience on our first visit to Kauai back in 2009. At that time, I never would have guessed that… Continue reading A Hawaiian Legend