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Hidden Gem: Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park, Thailand

Tham Than Lot Yai - Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park, Thailand

Located 97 kilometers north of Kanchanaburi, the 5 kilometer in-and-out hike in Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park (also known as Tham Than Lot National Park) is one of our favorite hikes in Thailand. The trail is not too long or too difficult – it is a perfect relaxing and energizing nature hike. Continue reading Hidden Gem: Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park, Thailand

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Hiking Syue Mountain – Taiwan’s Second Highest Mountain

Syue Mountain, Taiwan

After our last trip to Taiwan, when we said that we wanted to return and tackle some of the 3,000 meter peaks – we meant it! We narrowed our choice down to two mountains: Jade Mountain (3,952 meters / 12,966 feet) and Snow Mountain (3,886 meters /¬†12,749 feet). Jade Mountain is the tallest mountain in Taiwan, Snow Mountain is the second tallest. Continue reading Hiking Syue Mountain – Taiwan’s Second Highest Mountain

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Hua Hin, Thailand – Rainy Season Plan B!

Marrakesh Resort and Spa - Hua Hin, Thailand

We originally planned to drive down to Koh Samui for a 7 day visit, but the weather was not cooperating with us! Rain was in the forecast every day, much of it very heavy. Not only would that make the island stay less pleasant, the drive could be treacherous. Continue reading Hua Hin, Thailand – Rainy Season Plan B!

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Taipei, Taiwan – Easy Access Day Hikes

Taipei, Taiwan - Easy Access Day Hikes

Taiwan has one of the highest densities of tall mountains in the world and is famous for its 100 Peaks list. The list is of the 100 best peaks over 3,000 meters and is used to promote high-altitude hiking. In fact, there are over 260 mountains with peaks over 3,000 meters in Taiwan! Continue reading Taipei, Taiwan РEasy Access Day Hikes

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Khao Lak, Thailand – Off-season Getaway

Nang Thong Beach - Khao Lak, Thailand

Southern Thailand’s famous beaches are some of the finest in the world. We wanted to visit Southern Thailand’s Phuket and Phang Nga regions with their abundant sandy beaches. We started planning our trip by monitoring airlines for special deals, but it always seemed that when we tried to snag one, it was too late. We started to wonder if it was even possible to get one… Continue reading Khao Lak, Thailand – Off-season Getaway

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Fantastic Independent Hiking – Phu Kradueng, Thailand

Phu Kradueng, Thailand

As the the Bangkok Post story about the couple lost for two days in the jungle of Khao Yai National Park highlights, independent hiking in Thailand can be very difficult! The dense jungle reclaims trails daily, making them extremely hard to follow, and it is very easy to get turned around. Continue reading Fantastic Independent Hiking – Phu Kradueng, Thailand

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Bangkok to Singapore by Train

Hua Lamphong Railway Station - Bangkok, Thailand

This exciting 1233 mile train trip starts in Bangkok, Thailand and takes you all the way to Singapore! During this unforgettable adventure, we traveled through three diverse countries: Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. We stayed in four amazing cities: Bangkok, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. To make it even more interesting, we had to manage three different currencies: the Thai baht, the Malaysian ringgit, and the Singapore dollar. Continue reading Bangkok to Singapore by Train

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Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Located 2-3 hours from Bangkok, Kanchanaburi is famous for its role in World War II and the start of the Thai-Burma Railway that was constructed in part by Allied soldiers under forced labor by the Japanese in 1943, the Death Railroad. Continue reading Kanchanaburi, Thailand