The Globetrotting Diaries: Celebrating Graduation in Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia

In June 2016 I met up with my son in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand for a three-week trip that would take us through Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. Aidan had just completed a month of volunteer work in Laos and was graduating that year. We celebrated his birthday at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle […]

Woman tourist walking on busy Bangkok street, Thailand

10 Cities You Need to Visit at Least Once on a Southeast Asia Vacation

Where should you go on your Southeast Asia vacation? Build your itinerary around these ten cities. Asia’s cities can get a harsh rap compared to their European counterparts. With one or two exceptions, they’re not particularly orderly, and there are very few cobblestone streets that look like they belong on the lid of a chocolate […]

Mekong Sun - Cruising in the Mekong River, Laos

Cruising Unexplored Regions of the Mekong on a Laos Vacation

The magnificent Mekong River connects incredible cities, untouched villages, and near-uncharted jungle territory. On your Laos vacation, travel in style on board the Mekong Sun, a 14-cabin boutique river cruiser, with numerous departures from 5 to 11 days. There are few natural wonders like the Mekong River, and the Mekong Sun is a boutique ship […]