Three Days Up River, Lao-Style

Three hours north of Luang Prabang lies small riverside town named Nong Khiew. An hour’s boat ride further up river is an even smaller town called Muang Ngoi – our next and final… Continue reading

Where Has All the Wildlife Gone?

Not too long ago, I’ve been told, Laos was a place of thick, undisturbed tropical forests and lush riverbanks brimmed with wildlife. Originally nicknamed “The Land of One Thousand Elephants,” Laos was once… Continue reading

L-O-V-E Spells Laos

Jeremy and I fell in love last week, and not just with each other – though that happened too. We fell in love with a little, old place known as Luang Prabang (pronounced… Continue reading

Welcome to Laos, The World Next Door

Running short on time and money, Jeremy and I were forced to make a choice for our next to last destination: Vietnam or Laos. We sought advice from our friends, talked with passing… Continue reading

Closure to Cambodia

I must have lost my words on the way out of Cambodia because I cannot find the ones to adequately describe our last week as volunteers. Either that or I’ve temporarily misplaced my… Continue reading

Amok-ing Around in Siem Reap

Living for two months (let alone a year) without a kitchen has left Jeremy and I with no other option but to eat out every day for every meal. As glamorous as it… Continue reading

Teach Them to Fish: A Word on the Water Crisis

March 22, 2013 marked the 20th anniversary of World Water Day, a day designated by the United Nations to remind us that we have a global water crisis on our hands. Living in… Continue reading

Rest In Peace, Sweet Theo

This is Theo. A nine month old kitten who lived at the Trailblazer Foundation. For the past two months, Jeremy and I have come to love this kitten. This morning, we witnessed the… Continue reading

The Amazing Temples of Angkor

Angkor Wat is revered as Cambodia’s pride and joy. This iconic, five-towered temple, designed to represent the heavenly home of Vishnu, the Hindu god and Protector of the universe, is considered the epicenter… Continue reading

A Weekend With Mom in Siem Reap

Last week I had a very special visitor. My mother, after spending three weeks touring Burma, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam with Overseas Adventure Travel, was finally in Cambodia! For Jeremy and I, being… Continue reading