3 Day Signature Cruises Halong Bay Junk Boat Vacation

white signature junk boat Halon Bay Vietnam

I looked into a couple different cruise operators for our trip to Halong Bay. I settled on Signature Cruise Halong Bay for several reasons. I liked the interior and exterior, the cruise line ranked high on service and the food received top marks as well.

Soft Opening at the Sanae Resort Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sanae Resort Chiang Mai

Located just off Nimmanhaemin Road, a sought after area of Chiang Mai, the Sanae is in the midst of a renovation and within walking distance to a ton of restaurants and shopping. The temples of Old Town are just a 10 minute ride away. There are ton of bars, restaurants, massage parlors and coffee shops up and down Nimman (abbreviated by the locals) Road.

My 5 Favorite Hotels with Water Views


One of my favorite vacations involves water, shorelines and the sound they make when they come into contact with one another. While hotels and resorts have long leaned on Mother Nature to capture the imagination and attention of its guests, few have the capability of those with a water view picture window outward to the sea and beyond. Here are my top 5 favorite hotels with with a water view.

The White Temple: Visiting Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Visiting Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai

The temple is always in a state of maintenance and construction. The artist wants Wat Rung Khun to have pilgrimagers that return to Chiang Mai not unlike those who return to Spain’s Sagrada Família or India’s Taj Mahal. And not unlike Antoni Gaudí and Shah Jahan, Ajarn Chalermchai does not expect to see his great work completed as its expected to take approximately 60 and 90 years to complete.