• Best Cafes in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

    I’ve spent a lot of time in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam; during my weeks exploring this part of the city, I’ve spent a lot of time and money drinking an unnecessary and possibly even dangerous amount of coffee. Ok, maybe not dangerous – but you get the point. Here is my roundup of some of the best cafes in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam. Loading T Loading T is my all-time favorite cafe in Hanoi. It’s located in an old, restored French…

  • Waterside Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    A resort? In… Chiang Mai? Yes, you read that correctly! An hour north of the city center of Chiang Mai sits a small, privately owned resort with a swimming pool and rooms that run for hundreds of dollars a night; it’s the perfect getaway for families, honeymooners, or even big groups looking for some peace and quiet with remarkable hospitality. The rooms range from 4,000 baht – 10,000 baht ($120-$300) though during off-season (which is right now during the dry season) you can pay half…

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    Ultimate Chiang Mai Food Guide for Foodies

    If you’re in Chiang Mai and looking for recommendations for anything involving food, you’ve come to the right place! This guide covers “foodie” things to do, along with street food, cafes & restaurants that are worth your time, daily and weekly markets, cocktail bars, and more! I don’t know whether it was obvious or not, but I really enjoy eating. I mean, I have an Instagram dedicated to the food that I eat because I don’t want to clog up my main account with endless…

  • Staying with Locals: Chiang Mai

    Are you in the city center of Chiang Mai and looking for an escape? Researching parts of Mae Taeng and looking for a place to spend a few nights? Do you want something real and authentic that doesn’t make you feel like a tourist? I recently had the opportunity to work with Duara Travels and visit a local Thai village outside of Chiang Mai for 3 nights. If you’re looking for a cushy, touristic experience that’s fluffed up and riddled with western comforts, you’re probably…

  • Uncle Ty’s Farmstay: A Sublime Oasis Near Hanoi

    I have had a lot of inquiries about where I was in the rural country-side of rural Vietnam, and this place was so special that I wanted to make a post about it. So here it is. Uncle Ty’s Farmstay: A Sublime Oasis Click here for the AirBnb listing Click here for Uncle Ty’s Facebook Page How pretentious can I be to use both the word sublime and oasis in a single description? I have studied a lot on the sublime; it can mean a lot of…

  • Places to Visit in Ireland: A Guide

    After spending 2 weeks in Ireland, some places definitely stuck out in my mind. My favorite place(s) in Ireland center around its beautiful landscapes and nature in general. Places mentioned: 1. Dublin 2. Cork (City) 3. Kinsale 4. Cobh 5. Killarney, Killarney National Park 6. Dingle 7. Galway 8. Cliffs of Moher View this post on Instagram When going to Ireland, this is exactly what you’d expect to see 😍 so beautiful and green! A post shared by Emily Rose | solo traveler (@emilyrosewanders) on…