Koh Lanta’s 4 Islands Tour: Longtail boats, snorkeling, and emerald caves

Once again, in an effort to actually DO something while living the beach bum life on the island of Koh Lanta in Thailand, I decided to take a tour of some of the surrounding islands for a day. The ‘4 Islands Tour’ whisks you off to several islands within an hour boat ride for a bit of snorkeling and a delicious lunch on the beach. For 800 baht, or about Continue reading Koh Lanta’s 4 Islands Tour: Longtail boats, snorkeling, and emerald caves

My European Travel Plans – Spring Edition

When I unexpectedly had to alter my travel plans at the end of December, I was afforded the chance to continue on with my original itinerary in Asia or to switch things up a bit and create something new. I chose something new. As much as I was enjoying my time in Asia, I was a bit burned out.  And I was itching for a change.  It got me thinking Continue reading My European Travel Plans – Spring Edition

The Importance of Travel Insurance: How I was refunded over $1000

Travel insurance is one of those topics that is under constant debate in the travel world. Do I really need to buy expensive insurance?  Will I really end up using it?  Or will it just be a waste of money?  Is it better to be safe than sorry? I’m more in the mindset of the latter category.  I’d rather have a fall back just in case something happens.  Plus my Continue reading The Importance of Travel Insurance: How I was refunded over $1000

Exploring Koh Lanta by bike: elephants, rubber trees, and solitude

After far too long being a beach bum on the beautiful island of Koh Lanta, I decided to do a bit of exploration.  Wouldn’t be proper to spend two weeks on the island and only see 1/4 mile of it. The main way to get around the island is by moped.  Everyone does it and the vehicles are widely available for hire, usually for around 200-300 bhat per day (about Continue reading Exploring Koh Lanta by bike: elephants, rubber trees, and solitude