10 Things You Need to Know Before You Attend the Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Attend the Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai

This Buddhist festival is one of the most popular festivals in Thailand. Read on for what you need to know and how to partake in the Chiang Mai lantern festival responsibly! Chances are, you’ve seen a million photos online of the famous Yi Peng (AKA Yee Peng) lantern festival in Thailand, when thousands of paper…

9 Top Things to Do in Luang Prabang (And What You Might Want to Skip)

9 Top Things to Do in Luang Prabang (And What You Might Want to Skip)

Luang Prabang is a magical little town in northern Laos that has been designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site for its unique fusion of European and Lao cultural traditions and architecture. Its charming town centre is the perfect place to explore on foot, drink delicious coffee and feast on Lao cuisine. Though Luang Prabang is a small…

Trekking With Giants at MandaLao Elephant Conservation in Laos: An Ethical Elephant Sanctuary in Luang Prabang

Trekking With Giants at MandaLao Elephant Conservation in Laos: An Ethical Elephant Sanctuary in Luang Prabang

Visiting Luang Prabang for the first time? This ethical elephant sanctuary in Laos is one of the best places to visit in Luang Prabang. Read on! Laos was once known as Lan Xang, or the “Land of a Million Elephants”. Sadly, due to poaching, logging and war, the current population stands at a mere 400-or so…

Where to See Pink Dolphins in Hong Kong and How to Choose a Responsible Tour Operator

Where to See Pink Dolphins in Hong Kong and How to Choose a Responsible Tour Operator

See the endangered Chinese White Dolphin in its natural habitat with Hong Kong Dolphinwatch Up until recently, I prioritized traveling to far-flung places like Italy, Australia and South Africa over my own backyard in Hong Kong. I could always explore Hong Kong later on, it would always be there and there’s no need for a…