Caroline in the City

Scenes from last night’s Hanoi street food tour with @urbanadventures, featuring this delicious bahn my! Full post soon. #urbanadventures #hanoi #vietnam #streetfood  (at Chợ Hàng Da)

Scenes from last night’s Hanoi street food tour with @urbanadventures, featuring this delicious bahn my! Full post soon. #urbanadventures #hanoi #vietnam #streetfood (at Chợ Hàng Da)

How to Have a Girls’ Night Out in Bangkok

How to Have a Girls’ Night Out in Bangkok


Whether you love or hate Bangkok, you have to admit that there are all sorts of things to keep you entertained. If you’ve seen The Hangover 2,you know that this can often be a dangerous quality to the city, where ladyboys and cheap drinks are plentiful and streets like Soi Cowboy and Khaosan Road exist. But if you want to have a night out with the girls, is the Thai capital the place for you?…

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Fear and Loathing and Songkran

Fear and Loathing and Songkran


I’d heard fellow travel bloggers talk about how much they loved the Thai New Year, known better as Songkran, so much that I scheduled by Asia leg of the trip around it. Following a marathon day of travel through Darwin, Singapore, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, we arrived at the end of the first day. It lasts five days and can be found throughout the country, but the massive water gifts representing…

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Traveling the Top End with Wayoutback

Traveling the Top End with Wayoutback


When I decided to add Darwin to my itinerary, I immediately started looking for tour companies that led trips to the national parks, Kakadu and Litchfield. There are lots of tour companies that range in levels of luxury and in length of trips, but many didn’t operate during the rainy season at all. Thankfully, I found Wayoutback Australian Safaris, which operate tours throughout the country but…

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Why I Skipped the Full Moon Party

Why I Skipped the Full Moon Party


If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last few years, and wisdom comes with age (right?!), it’s that things that are “the thing to do” aren’t always worth doing. It could be that club drug whose name changes weekly. Or seeing an overrated movie. Or visiting a place you have no interest in seeing.

I’ve been traveling through Southeast Asia for nearly two months and started to feel guilty…

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Tips for Backpacking Australia

Tips for Backpacking Australia

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Australia is one of the most backpacker friendly countries in the world, particularly for its ease of acquiring visas for most countries, ease of transportation through the backpacker trail and its culture of casual jobs. Their working holidayprogram is the most popular way for young people to see the country and it’s easy to see why. It gives travelers the chance to live in the country for a…

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Photo Friday: Chiang Rai, Thailand

Photo Friday: Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Decapitated heads, arms outstretched in pain and, oddly enough, characters from horror movies are visible throughout Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple. True faith is suffering and pain, says the temple’s creator Chalermchai Kositpipat of the modern Buddhist temple. Sammi and I took the bus to Chiang Rai for the sole purpose of visiting this famously bizarre landmark.

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white temple


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The Art of Doing Nothing in Pai

The Art of Doing Nothing in Pai


Our time in Thailand had already been a whirlwind, as we flew straight from Darwin, Australia to Chiang Mai in the midst of Songkran, the New Years celebration known for massive water fights in the street and all around chaos. We wanted a few days to relax before spending a week volunteering at the Elephant Nature Parkand had heard that Pai, a town three hours north, was the ideal place to do so.

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Not too shabby of a place to spend the next week. #kohsamui #thailand  (at Chaweng Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand)

Not too shabby of a place to spend the next week. #kohsamui #thailand (at Chaweng Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand)

Packing Like an Expert

Packing Like an Expert

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For the last two years, I’ve had the pleasure of writing for Her Packing List, one of the top websites for female travel and packing advice. We’ve reviewed countless pieces of gear and covered every topic under the sun, but the top question we frequently get asked is how to be better at packing. On any given trip, you may feel like you’ve packed too much or too little or not the right items.…

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