Don’t Miss This Day Trip from Chiang Mai
Apr30

Don’t Miss This Day Trip from Chiang Mai

Early last year we were enjoying the amazing northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai, and had just returned from an awesome day trip from Chiang Mai to some of the surrounding countryside attractions. The photos from our tour recently popped up in my Google Photos “rediscover this day” so I figured it was a great time to share some of them. A Day Trip from Chiang Mai We lived in Chiang Mai for about a month last year. During...

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Chiang Mai Night Markets
Apr23

Chiang Mai Night Markets

The Chiang Mai night market “walking streets” were some of our favorite pastimes during our visit to this northern Thailand city. Over the course of a month in Chiang Mai, we visited these night markets 3 or 4 times and always enjoyed ourselves.

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Chiang Mai Cooking Class at Basil Cookery School
Apr24

Chiang Mai Cooking Class at Basil Cookery School

A cooking class in Chiang Mai is a must do for anyone traveling through the area and who loves Thai food (who doesn’t?) There are a myriad to choose from depending on what you are looking for. All in all, an amazing day, a great early mother’s day gift for my mom, and I can’t wait to try some of my Thai cooking skills back home!

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Ethical Elephant Riding in Chiang Mai
Apr21

Ethical Elephant Riding in Chiang Mai

Is there such a thing as ethical elephant riding in Thailand? That was the question we grappled with as we planned activities during our visit. On the one had, we had been looking forward to riding elephants from the moment we started thinking about visiting Asia. On the other hand, we had found blog posts like this one condemning elephant riding because of the treatment many elephants endure as a result of this activity. It’s...

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Fun Kids Activities in Chiang Mai
Apr17

Fun Kids Activities in Chiang Mai

We found a bunch of fun family activities in Chiang Mai. While known for temples and culture (not always high on the list for a family vacation), Chiang Mai actually has a lot to offer for family travelers. This is our list of fun kids activities in Chiang Mai.

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Silent in Chiang Mai – Buddhist Meditation Retreat
Apr14

Silent in Chiang Mai – Buddhist Meditation Retreat

Taking advantage of cultural education opportunities around the world was high on our list of goals when we left home last year. Around the time we were leaving I started to develop an interest in meditation so taking a Buddhism and meditation course while in Chiang Mai, Thailand seemed to be a perfect fit. There are several opportunities in and around Chiang Mai for meditation instruction and practice. Many temples offer retreats...

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