Learning how to make dishes like Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong soup, and mango sticky rice from scratch is a very satisfying process, particularly when you're using fresh, local ingredients that you've sourced yourself.
Thailand is famous for its floating markets, where both buyers and sellers transact business in canals in long wooden boats.
There are some places in the world where everyday expenses are sky high, such as Iceland. When you're visiting there, you're constantly looking for ways to save money while still enjoying yourself. Other places in the world are very affordable, …
If you're in Bangkok over a weekend, add Chatuchak market to your itinerary. Covering 35 acres, it offers more than 10,000 vendors selling everything from clothing and art to live plants and pets every Saturday and Sunday.
After 36 straight hours of travel, I've landed in Bangkok, Thailand, for a week with my friend Samantha from California. We're looking forward to visiting temples, going to spas, and enjoying lots of amazing Thai food!
No matter what you want to see and do in Iceland and what time of year you're visiting, there are some basic things that will help you prepare for your trip.
Thanks to the freedom of a rental car, we were able to travel along Iceland's southern coast at our own pace toward the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where we hoped to see the Northern Lights.
Perhaps the most well-known tourist excursion in Iceland is the Golden Circle, a route that takes visitors from Reykjavík to the Haukadalur geysers, the famous Gullfoss or "Golden Falls," and the Þingvellir national park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For our trip to Iceland, we wanted to get outside Reykjavík and explore the countryside, so we rented a car.
It's a little shocking at first to hear a clerk tell you, "That will be four thousand three hundred ninety-three, please," when you're buying a t-shirt. And then it's shocking all over again when you realize that t-shirt just cost you $44.