Snorkelling off Thailand's sunny southern islands is a dream for most people. Just not for Abra.
To celebrate their town's annual festival, the residents of Phimai staged a huge, colourful musical about their past.
Snorkelling, diving, hiking, sailing: Ko Tao may be a small island, but there's no shortage of things to do.
The argument for riding third-class trains in Thailand: you get a feel for the country like nowhere else.
In the little town of Phimai lies Thailand's oldest banyan tree grove, a forest of twisting bark and ancient waters.
Everything has their thing. Abra's thing is wine.
You're looking for live music in Bangkok. What can you expect?
Two excellent recipes for mulberry jam and mulberry bread.
Abra was never a backpacker before. Now she's one for life.
Can meditation help cure a 12-year struggle with insomnia?
When we visited a small Akha village in Phrae, we were not expecting to be the tribe's introduction to Western tour groups.
When it comes to home-cooked meals, it always tastes better when you help the home-owner himself.
In a quiet jungle farm in northern Thailand, an organic mulberry farm is waiting to take you in.
A look behind Sop Moei Arts, a chic Chiang Mai textile boutique with a strikingly human backstory.
At Wat Suan Dok, a monk shows us what it's like to live the ascetic life.
We went to Make Hong Son province to learn about textiles. Instead, we found much more.
One school prepares for the Yi Peng festival with a blaze of glory.
If you're looking for a rewarding, quiet day trip from Chiang Mai, this is the trek for you.
To prepare for the Loy Krathong festival, Abra and Jess learn from the pros,
On a hike up a quiet jungle trek near Chiang Mai, Jess makes a new friend.
The Yi Peng festival is a majestic, beautiful, unique experience... even though Abra almost missed it.
With bright neon blue lights and blaring Top 40 hits, this was a ride to remember.
When flying for 15 straight hours, you need to feel comfortable.
They said this was the biggest, nicest lounge in the airport. They weren't kidding.
In the Cathay Pacific lounge in Hong Kong, Jess comes to a serious realization: this is real.
T'was the night before leaving, and all through Abra's house/ Her mind was stirring, nervous as a mouse.
When I found out I was going to be a host in Thailand, I was ecstatic. Then I realized I'd be backpacking for three weeks.
I've always considered myself an outdoorsy person, but after seeing the gear well be bringing to Thailand, I don't think I was ever doing it quite right.
An ode to Osprey Packs and the backpack I never knew I needed.