Island Hopping

Time to amp up the sunshine and hit some fabulous island beaches! We decided to travel to Koh Phangan first and then head north to Koh Tao. Both of these sea journeys were made by high-speed catamaran. On Koh Phangan, we decided that we would give motorcycle riding a try. It seemed to be the […]

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Kayaking and Fire Spinning!

Don’t worry, we weren’t fire spinning 🙂 We left that for the brave and experienced souls. It did look amazingly well coordinated for a group of teens who randomly appeared on the beach…almost like they had done this before. Before the show, we booked a sunset kayaking tour through our hostel in Krabi. It was […]

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Hong Islands

One of the first activities we planned when arriving in Krabi was an island tour. There are many variations to these types of tours, but we settled on an offering through Barracudas Co. that would take us by speed boat to the Hong Islands. Our package included several opportunities to snorkel, and a sea kayaking […]

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The long way down…to Krabi

After the polar vortex in Illinois, I’ve been looking forward to some beaches and sunshine. Thailand seems to have that in spades, especially down south, near Malaysia and Sumatra. After consulting the map, and various guidebooks, we decided on Krabi (slightly east of Phuket) due to its proximity to multiple islands, beaches and fabulous nightlife. […]

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Thai Cooking Class!

I’m a huge fan of Thai food, so it’s only natural to want to learn to make it all at home 🙂 Through our hostel in Bangkok, Smile Society Boutique Hostel, we were able to book a legit, five-hour cooking class through Silom Thai Cooking School (www.bangkokthaicooking.com) on some of my favorite dishes. Tom Yum […]

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Bangkok, Day 1 and 2

After landing, we made our way through security, found my bag, hit the ATM for some Bhat and purchased a SIM card for our unlocked iPhone. All of these steps went smoothly and took about 30 minutes. We got a metered taxi (recommended in numerous guidebooks instead of other, more shady options) and made our […]

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Getting to Thailand

nGetting to Thailand from Chicago to Bangkok took us about 24 hours of total travel time. The first 14 hour leg of the journey began with flying Chinese Eastern from O’Hare to Shanghai, China. Thankfully, the plane wasn’t totally full, so we got to stretch out quite a bit. Of course, when you leave at […]

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