Review of 2019: 26 Countries in One Year

Where do I even begin? This past year has been absolutely incredible. I had been planning for 2019 for several years. I spent all of my time leading up to 2019 planning and saving for a trip around the world. All of my hard work definitely paid off because we had the time of our life exploring 26 countries!


Visiting an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand

When visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand, you will be tempted to visit an elephant sanctuary. There are advertisements and fliers posted all over for them, and, elephants are awesome, so why not book a tour and meet some? In recent years, it seems as though more and more "elephant sanctuaries" are popping up looking to make some money off the tourists who want to interact with elephants for the day. Not all elephant sanctuaries are created equally. But it is important to do some research before selecting the right sanctuary. In this post I will explain how to choose a reputable elephant sanctuary, the costs, tour options, where they get their elephants from and our experience with the elephant sanctuary we choose in Chiang Mai, Thailand.