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TREKKING PACKING LIST

When we left Kathmandu to trek in the Annapurna Himalayan Range we left a good deal of our belongings behind, stored in a locked backpack at our Thamel guesthouse. Slimming down our backpacks for the coming...
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AN ODE TO SNICKERS

More Chinese hot pot or fermented mare’s milk? You must be mad. If I see more of that on the menu I’ll most likely gag.    Anymore diarrhea-inducing curry and I’ll resort to violent...
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TOP 7 BUDGET RESTAURANTS IN THAMEL

The city of Kathmandu is endless. Even Thamel, stacked upon itself, seems endless when you're walking the maze of streets. It's all quite overwhelming for a first-time arrival and finding a good place to eat...
New Year's Eve in Ao Nang

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THAILAND!

Happy holidays from the Johnstons! Although we dearly missed our family and friends this holiday season, Thailand has taken good care of us while we're away from home with sunny beaches and warm weather....
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer
4.9

GEAR REVIEW: EXOFFICIO GIVE-N-GO BOXER

Over the past seven months, of the five pairs of underwear I packed, I've mostly used just three of those pairs--my ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxers--and for good reason. ExOfficio, (visit them...
Krabi Cinta House in Thailand
4.3

KRABI CINTA HOTEL IN THAILAND

We needed a place to stay the days leading up to New Years Eve, but so many hotels were already booked up for the holiday. Fortunately, we found Krabi Cinta House in Krabi Town that was affordable and provided...
Pine Bungalow in Krabi
4.7

PINE BUNGALOW IN KRABI

I finally lived out one of my dreams of staying in a bungalow right next to the beach at Pine Bungalow in Krabi at Klong Muang Beach. It was exactly what I was envisioning and was super happy that we were able...
Grand View Hotel in Patong Beach
4.0

GRAND VIEW HOTEL IN PATONG BEACH

Grand View Hotel in Patong Beach was a wonderful place for us to stay with the white sand beaches and lively Bangla Road just a 20-minute walk away from our hotel. Close enough to the action, yet Grand View...