Elephant Nature Park

When planning our trip to Thailand, we did a lot of research on elephants, as there are many options if you want to share an experience with these big, beautiful animals. We wanted to make sure that we did not contribute to any projects that allow elephants to be forced into unnatural situations like logging…

Adventure (and Irish Food) in Vang Vieng

When we arrived in the Lao town of Vang Vieng, our guide described it as a renowned party town with a recently cleaned-up reputation and many opportunities for adventure. While the closest we got to partying was drinking Irish beer and watching UFC fighting late into the night, we definitely soaked up all the adventure…

Siem Reap: Pub Street & Angkor Village Resort

While visiting Cambodia to see the famous temples, you don’t have to look far to find a place for an evening out. Siem Reap’s Pub Street is filled with bars, restaurants, and shops and it is a perfect place to relax and unwind after a long hot day of temple touring. We took a tuk-tuk…

Khun Korn Waterfall and the White Temple

At the very start of our Busabout tour, we jumped right into an adventurous day in Northern Thailand. Our van departed from Chiang Mai, where we had spent the past few days. The drive was long and sleepy before we finally arrived at our first destination, which involved a fairly strenuous hike and a very…

A Long Day in Luang Prabang

When Jonny, our Lao tour guide, first talked about waking up before 4am to watch the monks’ alms giving procession, he said that it was an optional activity. I have no idea if I will ever be back in the country of Laos with a chance to experience this tradition, so we made it a…

Temples via Tuk-Tuk

When we landed at Siem Reap International Airport to begin our short stay in Cambodia, we had a choice between a tuk-tuk or a car taxi to take us to our hotel. It was insanely hot and humid outside so we chose a car because we thought the air conditioning would be nice- this was…