All posts by Katie

Markets and Temples and Tourists, Oh My (Chiang Mai)

Chiang Mai is located in northern Thailand, and very very very (you get the idea) popular with visitors. The region is known for its beautiful natural landscapes and elephants, and […]

Essential Experiences While Traveling in Laos

Essential Experiences: Things to Do in Laos Planning a trip to Laos? In Laos right now and trying to figure out what to do? Look no further! The list below goes […]

How To Save Money on Lodging (Hostels) While Traveling

Hostel. Hotel. Guesthouse. Lodging. Accommodation. Room. No matter what you call the place you sleep, you probably don’t want to blow your whole budget on it – especially if you’re […]

Koh Rong Sanloem: An Amazing Island on Cambodia’s Coast

When most people think of the beach in southeast Asia they think of Thailand. Malaysia. Maybe even Borneo. But Cambodia? Cambodia isn’t generally associated with good beaches, yet is has […]

Sihanoukville: A Gross Stop En Route to Paradise

Sihanoukville is located in southern Cambodia, along the country’s quite small stretch of coast. While Lonely Planet generously says it “certainly won’t win a beautiful city contest,” the photos and […]

Left 10km From the Border: Traveling Overland from Laos to Cambodia

The following post details my experience crossing the border overland from Laos into Cambodia in October 2018. We were picked up from our hotel in Pakse for our buses to […]

Busing Through Southern Laos: From Kong Lor to Thakhek to Pakse

We continued heading south through Laos on a mini bus from Vientiane to Kong Lor. There were not enough seats, and I was fortunate to get a lovely seat on the […]

Visiting Vientiane, Laos’ Cool Capital

Vientiane is the capital of Laos. Located across the border from Thailand, the only thing separating the two is the meandering Mekong River, although culturally they are quite different. A […]

A Not-So-Plain Sight: Visiting Phonsavan’s Plain of Jars

While most backpackers head due south from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng, a picturesque spot popular for river tubing and excessive partying (not our thing), we headed east to Phonsaven. […]

A Few Days Too Long in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is located in northern Laos. Formerly a sleepy place reminiscent of the old days, the temple and palace-filled city achieved UNESCO status in 1995 and is now a […]