Lena has trouble holding back tears when leaving Thailand.
Sue bids farewell to Thailand while remembering the biggest highlights.
Travel writing doesn't just improve your writing—it makes you a better person.
No fear of the unknown should stop you from exploring new places.
To get beyond the guide books, it helps to know a local.
What makes the brain of an artistic genius tick?
You can’t meet the Black House's architect. but you can feel his ghost.
Sometimes the best meals are found accidentally.
Being a professional travel writer is, and isn’t, as glamorous as it sounds.
Just when Lena thought she’d seen everything Thai markets offer...
The If you’re looking for an excuse to visit Thailand, here are four.
Whether relaxing or panicking, it's the journey that matters most.
Buddhism is a religion, not an accessory of trendy home decor.
Sometimes, the biggest culture shock is what you can and can't openly discuss.
How did Lena feel after two weeks of travelling with Sue?
Who wants to eat scorpion? Lena sure doesn't.
Diving into the latest trends from Khao San Road.
You'll never guess what Sue got branded forever on her foot.
In the immortal acronym-words of Drake: YOLO.
Sue's biggest problem with Thai massages: You can't understand the masseuses' gossip.
If you're looking for good eats, take to the street... meats.
Nothing tests friendship like travelling together.
From sharpening your chess game to slurping endless noodles, Cathay Pacific has you covered.
When you’re on the road, only real food keeps the hanger at bay.
With glistening temples and a playful vibe, Sue would happily call Thailand home.
With infectious energy and beautiful dancers, nobody dances like they do in Thai cabarets.
Searching for the heart of Thailand in its northern jungles.
Don’t try this at home. (Unless your home is also a Thai cooking school.)
Nothing helps you escape the bustle of Thailand like a cup of tea.
A more effective anti-drug ad than “This is Your Brain on Drugs”.
It’s like a raunchy, hyper-masculine, American frontier tavern for Buddhists.
If you're ever riding in a pickup truck racing up a mountain, jump out.
This place resembles an ice palace in a fairy tale.
A huge trek leads to huge rewards.
He also happens to make a mean burger.
Of all the land transit in Thailand, the sleeper train wins.
The 2016 Yi Peng festival was dazzling, popular—and ended in the hospital.
Yi Peng, one of Chiang Mai’s biggest festivals, is even bigger than we thought.
Lena finds an adoptive grandmother on the train to Bangkok.
Riding in wooden trains, sleeper cars and pickup trucks across Thailand.
Lena, now officially nicknamed Mom, got a little stressed.
Not all elephant sanctuaries are ethical. Thankfully, Elephants World is.
The bridge on the River Kwai today: More selfies than solemnity.
Who was S. Bedford, the 22-year-old Cambridgeshire Regiment private?
Mourning the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok.
At Bangkok's amulet market, not everyone wants to chat with travel writers.
The traveller's dilemma: Do you pay what you're charged, or bargain down?
Humid, flood-prone and home to 15 million, Bangkok is a marvel.
Airport lounges literally take your travel experience from a two to a 10.
Sue's no anti-vaxxer, but that doesn't mean she likes getting stabbed in the arm.
Sue's visited 50 countries in a decade. What's she running from?
Travel isn't about "finding yourself." It's about becoming someone new.
These places are so cool, James Bond had a duel to the death there.
Lena likes mountains. Sue, less so. This makes Sue very, very worried.
Your guide to greetings, utensils and common courtesies in Thailand.
Not literally, of course. It's a metaphor... for life.
The first time Lena went to Thailand, she nearly got rabies.
On this Thailand trip, years after her first, Sue would like to vomit a little less.