Lan Ha Bay: how to visit the less touristy alternative to Ha Long Bay from Cat Ba island

Lan Ha Bay: how to visit the less touristy alternative to Ha Long Bay from Cat Ba island

We’ve all heard of Ha Long Bay, the unique UNESCO site in the North of Vietnam where you can cruise between stunning karst mountains. But have you also heard of Lan Ha Bay? Probably not! For those of you planning a trip to Ha Long…

How to spend 2 days in Phong Nha-Ke Bang

How to spend 2 days in Phong Nha-Ke Bang

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is a stunning region of karst mountains and impressive caves in Northern Vietnam. Here you’ll find around 300 caves, including the largest cave in the world. This makes it a great destination to get active and marvel at the spectacular…

Our 3 Week Southern Thailand itinerary

Our 3 Week Southern Thailand itinerary

In april of this year, we spent three weeks in Southern Thailand. We didn’t actually intend to spend so much time here initially, as we planned to focus mostly on the famed north of the country. But our friend Dorien would be joining us for…

Why you should NOT visit Hot Water Beach!

Why you should NOT visit Hot Water Beach!

(and spend the entire day at Cathedral Cove instead) It was in our Lonely Planet, it was in all New Zealand itineraries we saw, and it was supposed to be awesome. But to us, Hot Water Beach was an amazing disappointment. Why? Read on and…