How to Experience Chiang Mai like a Local

By Guest Poster | January 23, 2018

Chiang Mai is a popular destination for travelers, tourists and expats. It’s rich with culture, many activities, good food, and an affordable destination. The many reasons so many choose to visit Chiang Mai or make it their permanent residence. Whether you visit Chiang Mai or decide to make it your home, you can choose to […]

How Much Does it Cost to Travel in Thailand? 24 Days of Adventure

By Guest Poster | July 21, 2017

Welcome to a new series we’re running on Why Wait, called How Much Does it Cost to Travel?  Today we are talking about how much does it cost to travel in Thailand for 24-days of adventure travel!  We know that financial considerations are probably the biggest factor you grapple with when planning a trip. Hard numbers […]

How Much Does it Cost to Travel? 3 Weeks Backpacking Southeast Asia

By Guest Poster | July 7, 2017

Welcome to a new series we’re running on Why Wait, called How Much Does it Cost to Travel? We know that financial considerations are probably the biggest factor you grapple with when planning a trip. Hard numbers can be difficult to come by, especially when everyone has their own unique travel style and considerations. The goal […]

I Regret Leaving Bangkok Early

By Megan Stetzel | September 7, 2016

I regret leaving Bangkok. There, I said it. The first step is admitting it right? A little backstory: For my first time out of the country, I went big and I went hard. In my 25th year of life I had a lot of personal shit hit the fan so I did what any sane […]

Bit by a Stray Dog in Thailand and Getting Rabies Shots

By Megan Stetzel | August 23, 2016

Yeah, you read that right. Thailand and most of Southeast Asia are riddled with stray dogs. Most are harmless and will for the most part leave you alone. Barely any are fixed so be prepared to see ballz and nipples everywhere. Just had to mention that! There are usually a couple families in each town […]

Teaching Untraditionally in Thailand as a One to One English Teacher

By Megan Stetzel | August 9, 2016

Teaching English abroad is a great way to live in a new country and experience the local culture a bit more in-depth than a typical travel experience. I was looking forward to relaxing on the beach during my days off and teaching the youth of Thailand during the week. I expected to find a stable […]

How Not to Embarrass Yourself in Thailand

By Jessica Dawdy | October 20, 2015

Thailand may be becoming increasingly modern and Westernized, but certain aspects of the country’s culture remain quite traditional. Foreign tourists definitely aren’t new to Thailand, and therefore Thai people are pretty accustomed to the unintentional faux pas visitors tend to make. Most Thai people are quick to forgive these innocent cultural missteps, but as you […]

Trang: The Coolest Thai Province You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

By Jessica Dawdy | May 18, 2015

One of the things I love most about Thailand is that, despite being one of the top tourist destinations in world, getting off the tourist trail is easier than you might imagine. In total, I’ve spent more than 1.5 years living and traveling around the country; and it seems like whenever I start to complacently […]

Scuba Diving in Koh Tao

By Kay Rodriguez | April 12, 2015

When I was young, I was always afraid of the water. I didn’t learn to swim until well after my friends in school, and even when I became more comfortable with it, the thought of being in a place where I couldn’t breathe really scared me. My ten-year-old self would have never dreamt of going […]

Packing for Southeast Asia: What to Bring and What to Leave at Home

By Jessica Dawdy | April 9, 2015

Packing for any trip is often more challenging than it initially seems. You don’t want to drag around more luggage than you actually need, but it’s also frustrating to manage for weeks or even months without some important item that you’ve mistakenly left at home. To a large extent, exactly what you pack, of course, […]

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Traveling to Southeast Asia

By Jessica Dawdy | December 10, 2014

Southeast Asia is easily one of the most popular backpacking destinations in the world. For many travelers, the region is their first introduction to Asia which means facing a unique set of challenges as well as an undeniable culture shock. Here are a few things I wish I knew before traveling to Southeast Asia. How […]

A First Time Thailand Itinerary

By Jessica Dawdy | October 21, 2014

I’ll be honest: Before I went to Thailand, I just kind of imagined it as one big beach. The reality is that Thailand is just about as diverse as a country can get. The beaches have very little in common with the big cities and likewise, the rural towns also feel like a completely different […]