Tag Archive: tips

Getting to Positano: Beware the Cab Driver

After sampling pizza paradise, we wandered back to the train station to arrange a ride to our next destination – Positano, a little town along the Amalfi coast. Our AirBnB host in Positano… Continue reading

Glasgow

When we were planning our little Scottish jaunt, we had a choice: only see one city (Edinburgh, according to friends and family, was the must-see), or shorten our time to see both Edinburgh… Continue reading

Landing in Liberia

Our arrival into Liberia was pretty straightforward. It was noticeably oven-y on the tarmac, as expected on the west side of Costa Rica (90+ degrees this time of year, not to mention the… Continue reading

Choosing Costa Rica

Rob and I have been itching to get out of the country – we’ve had small trips to US destinations and Canada in recent months but I always crave the experience of being… Continue reading

Night #2: Our Cambodian Boyfriends

As our tour was coming to a close, Jill and I were asking the locals (including our tour guide, Ok) where we should go for dinner. They kept suggesting places that the tourists… Continue reading

Your 12-Step Guide to crossing the Thai/Cambodia border

If you google “Crossing the Thai/Cambodia border” you, like me, ¬†will probably start to feel a sense of fear. In my preparation to visit the tiny country of Cambodia, I did some research… Continue reading

Transportation Tips: Tuk-Tuks

Pronounced “touk-touks,” these little buggers are infamous in Bangkok. They’re cute and cuddly, so lots of foreigners take them. Wrong choice, kiddos. Although I’m sure there are plenty of upstanding citizens who operate… Continue reading

Transportation Tips: Taxis

When in doubt, take a taxi. The most you’ll pay getting from one place to another in Bangkok is no more than about 200 baht ($6 US), so it’s a pretty cheap option… Continue reading

My brief intro to the Thai language.

There’s a million websites that claim to be able to teach you a new language. I’ve tried to utilize these resources, but as always, immersion and in-person teachers are the tride-and-true way to… Continue reading

Hot weather, cold people

Growing up, I spent many summer days in the heat of Arizona. There, you get arrested for leaving your kid in the car because it’s so hot, they would die of heat exhaustion.… Continue reading