Ask Chris: A reader asks for advice on planning a Thailand honeymoon, including info on things to do in Bangkok, luxury hotels in Bangkok and other places to visit in the country.
Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

Got a travel question? I answer it in this ongoing “travel expert” series. Question: I absolutely love your blog! I noticed you spent your honeymoon in Thailand. My fiancee and I are looking to plan our honeymoon to Thailand in April (it will be a 2-3 week trip). I was wondering if you had any […]


The subject of this week’s Photo Friday is Erawan Shrine in downtown Bangkok, draped in yellow marigolds.
Erawan Shrine, Bangkok

  The theme for this week’s Photo Friday (#FriFotos on Twitter) is YELLOW.  Yellow garlands of marigolds are  among the offerings left at the Erawan Shrine in downtown Bangkok. Although 95 percent of the Thai population are Buddhist, the Erawan Shrine is Hindi and the main statue at the shrine is Phra Phrom, the Thai representation […]


Photo Friday: Thai Hill Farmer

by Chris on April 29, 2011

Our Photo Friday this week is from our honeymoon in Asia.
Honeymoon Destinations in Asia

In honor of the Royal Wedding, this week’s #FriFotos theme is Weddings & Honeymoons. So I’m contributing this shot that Don took from our 3-week honeymoon in Southeast Asia. We chose Thailand and Cambodia as our destination because neither of us had ever been to that area of the world before. This particular photo was […]


Photo Friday: Northern Thailand Retreat

by Don Faust on March 11, 2011

Photo Friday: Chiang Dao Nest, a guesthouse in Northern Thailand.
Chiang Dao Nest

Today’s Photo Friday brings us to Chiang Dao in Northern Thailand.  Pictured is a small bamboo and hardwood tin roof hut at The Nest, a small guest house resort nestled in the forested hills not far from the Myanmar border.  This peaceful setting was the perfect way to spend part of our honeymoon.


Today’s Photo Friday picture is from the Tiger Temple in western Thailand, just over 100 miles northwest of Bangkok.
Photograph of Sleepy Tiger at Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Today’s Photo Friday picture is from the Tiger Temple in western Thailand, just over 100 miles northwest of Bangkok.  The temple, run by Buddhist monks, was founded in 1994 as a sanctuary for wild animals, including several tigers. Read more about our Thai honeymoon, which took us to Bangkok, north to Chiang Dao and south […]


Thailand Trip Report

by Chris on October 6, 2009

Trip report on honeymoon to Thailand, including stops in Bangkok, Chiang Dao and Phuket.
Thai soldiers, the Grand Palace

My husband and I went to southeast Asia on our three-week honeymoon back in October 2007, so the report is a bit older – and longer – than others. Our trip took us to Bangkok, Chiang Dao in the north and Phuket in the south. To read the report, click here.


Street food, a la Anthony Bourdain

by Chris on August 3, 2009

Street food, a la Anthony Bourdain

 I was happy that Anthony Bourdain – the only video travel journalist out there who I consider appointment television – planned to tackle street food this week. I’ve always been a fan of food served from stalls and trucks, from late night doner kabobs in London to roadside grilled chicken marinated in a paint pail […]