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

Koh Samui sunrise
Asia, Thailand, Travel

An Escape to Thailand

Sawadee Ka (hello) friends! We returned from Thailand last weekend, however I'm still trying to get back into the groove of things--both at the office and at home. Our experiences in Thailand were unlike any other, and I'm grateful that we had the opportunity to explore such an interesting (and beautiful) place in the world. Thailand was full of striking contrasts: at… Continue reading An Escape to Thailand

Koh Tao
Asia, Budgeting, Finances, Scuba Diving, Thailand, Travel

A Bucket List Anniversary

If you would have stopped by during these last two weeks you would have found me in front of my computer consumed by research--I spent my free time pouring over reviews, reading tourism websites, haphazardly scratching down random itineraries, and adding items of interest to my never-ending travel list. I ate, slept, dreamed, and thought about all things Italian, Greek, and… Continue reading A Bucket List Anniversary