The backpackers haven known as Pai, Thailand

The whole time we were in Thailand we kept hearing, “Pai is amazing.”, “You have to go to Pai.”, “Pai is my favorite place in Thailand.”. Pai, Pai, Pai. So we went to Pai. Which is a cute little town located up in the mountains at the end of a, you guessed it, vomit inducing …

Mae Hong Son: We risked Malaria for this!?

Soooo. We’ve been following this route called the Banana Pancake Route. It’s the route that most backpackers take through SE Asia. Well, Aspen and I decided that we wanted to go off the beaten path for two days and headed up to a small town called Mae Hong Son. Mae Hong Son is almost at …

Chiang Mai: Home to our Thai Grandma

I’ve now been to four cities/towns in Thailand (yes, I’m behind on my blog. Who would I be if I wasn’t!?) and Chiang Mai is by far my favorite. It’s the second largest city in Thailand but has the pace and vibes of a small town, which is my favorite. Everything is walkable which THANK …

Night Train: This one did not have bed bugs

As many of you know, I have taken one night train before and it was awful. Austin and I’s seats were INFESTED with bed bugs and while my mom sleep soundly, (ear plugs, face masks and all) Austin and I rotated between pacing the cars (until we were told to sit down) and sitting rim-rod …

One night in Bangkok and the world’s our oyster!

Except it’s not because everything was closed for the King’s Coronation. It’s weird being in a country that has a king. His face is everywhere. One the money, on TV, on giant shrines all over the cities. Everywhere. It might have just been because he was being coronated but yeah, lots of shrines to him. …

Guess who’s back, back again

A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. Unknown On this season of “Hayley Stumbles Across the World” we will be going to SE Asia!! Hopefully there will be absolutely no bed bugs this time and no falling into puddles of lord only knows what. About two years ago I asked Eli about …

Travel Tips & Tricks: Hailing a Cab in Central America

Nervous to take a taxi in a Central America? I feel ya. Before leaving for Central America I read many blogs warning to stay away from taxis, that the drivers will lie and steal from you. Luckily this never happened to me and I found my taxi rides to be quiet informing and enjoyable. Bumping …

Nicaragua: How Much Did We Spend?

Nicaragua is an absolutely amazing country, from the moment I stepped off our bus and into the hustle and bustle of Rivas I fell in love. Whether it be the the music, food, history, or people I couldn’t get enough. Nicaragua quickly took a piece of my soul, enveloping me in it’s beautiful culture and …