Phabulous Phuket

If Phuket were a person, it’d be diagnosed as “happily schizophrenic.” There are so many sides to Phuket that there’s something to wow everyone. But that can make it a bit overwhelming to plan a trip, so I’m going to help you out by listing some custom dream-trip itineraries to suit a variety of tastes…

Dreamy Diving and Snorkeling in Koh Lipe, Thailand

When was the last time you were encircled by a school of 10,000+ curious yellow snappers? Or swam through a rainbow-colored coral garden bejeweled with electric-purple starfish, giant waving orange sea fans, ruby red barrel sponges the size of washing machines and soft coral that looks like psychedelic broccoli in sparkling shades of pink, blue…

Learn to Dive on the Cheap in Pulah Weh

Imagine being inside a snow globe, only instead of snowflakes swirling around you, it’s hundreds of multi-colored fish. That’s what it’s like to dive in the tropics, and no matter how many times you do it, you’ll never cease to be amazed. And there’s no better or more affordable place on earth to learn than…

Paradise Found: Koh Lipe, Thailand

Koh my God. Look at this slice of heaven! If you’re like me, you’ve probably daydreamed about finding a mythical tropical paradise with empty beaches surrounded by sparkling aquamarine water. But every time you’ve looked for it, you’ve instead found yourself on a trash-strewn patch of sand wading through a sea of loud Chinese tour…

Ancient Ruins and Modern Fun in Siem Reap

Experience Awe and Ahhs in Cambodia Standing on the rough, giant stone slabs of a 1000 year-old Buddhist temple, a shiver may run up your spine as your finger gently traces the delicate arm of a dancing girl carved into an archway. When your eyes sweep across the expansive complex, taking in the tree roots that…

Borneo Wildlife Safari on the Cheap

Have you ever heard the high-pitched, ear-piercing squeal of a stadium full of 11 year-old girls at a One Direction concert? That’s the approximate noise I make every time I see photos or videos of orangutans swinging on vines in their native habitat. To see them in the wild in Borneo – along with the…