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With bunches of bananas in hand, we walked slowly up the hill through the trees and into a clearing. It was there I encountered my first elephant, up close and personal. There were three of them actually, happily chomping away at the sugar cane that littered the ground around them. The group we came with […]

Everyone can cook amazing food in Northern Thailand, or at least that’s how it seems, meal after meal, enjoying pretty much every dish we order regardless of where we eat in Chiang Mai. Whether it was from a street vendor, a food court, or a nice sit-down restaurant on a busy tourist street we would […]

Disclaimer: We no longer recommend Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and strongly suggest you do research into the reported cruelty against their elephants. You can continue to read for our experience and to see what we looked for when choosing an elephant sanctuary at that time. Remember to do your own research and due diligence in selecting where […]

Making our way from Chiang Mai to Pai on a 125cc scooter was not an easy drive, but it was one of our favourite road trips of all time. You can read about how we conquered all 762 turns up highway 1095 from Chiang Mai to Pai, but if you’re looking to get to Pai […]

Pulling up through the gate to the Swiss-Lanna Lodge in Chiang Mai, we parked our bike and had just started to take off our helmets when we heard, from somewhere through the doorway of the dark wood house, “Sawadee Kah!” (hello in Thai). When we first saw Miss Toto, our host, she smiled and welcomed […]

Cruising Down The Ping River We woke up to the sound of our alarm at 9:30am and were about to hit the snooze button, again, for probably the tenth time when we realized what we were doing and set off into a panic. We had made arrangements to meet with a family of travel bloggers, […]

Discovering Chiang Mai – A Tour of Ancient Ruins We decided to extend our stay in Chiang Mai an extra day before heading to Pai.  We had met up with an old friend of Macrae’s who was in Thailand for a week with some friends the night before and were invited to join them to watch […]

There’s Beauty and Adventure in Chiang Mai For Free We’ve been on what you might call a shoestring budget. Sure we want to see all that we can, and often times you have to pay in order to do it, but with trying to maintain a strict budget, we sometimes have to forgo some of the […]