Rainier Training Hike: McClellan Butte

Last year during my training for Kilimanjaro, I climbed McClellan Butte a couple times. If you read that post, you’ll know I didn’t make it all the way to the top due to the heat and a rather bothersome pain in my hip. The time before that, the view was blocked at the top and…

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5 Tips for Climbing Mt Rainier

Those of you who know me, probably know I did a summit attempt of Mt Rainier back in 2009. For many reasons, including not knowing that I had (and still have) exercise induced asthma, I made it to 11,200 ft, the Ingraham Flats, before I had to turn around. I have since gone on to…

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Cooking Up Thai Deliciousness

Remember how I told you I love food? And remember how I also told you that one of the first reasons I ever wanted to go to Thailand was because of the food? So when the opportunity to learn to cook these amazing dishes myself came up, do you think I said no? Heck no!…

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Amphawa Floating Market

It’s time for the main purpose of our afternoon tour from Bangkok – the Amphawa Floating Market! Having seen amazing, National Geographic-worthy photos of the floating markets in Thailand, I knew I wanted to visit one for myself. As I briefly mentioned in my last post, Adrienne and I discussed at some length which of…

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Maeklong Train Market

Originally during our Thailand planning, Adrienne and I knew we wanted to visit one of the floating markets near Bangkok. After much discussion, we settled on the Amphawa markets as it’s supposed to be a little less touristy than the closer Damnoen. I had read we could get there on our own by taking a…

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Wandering Wat Arun

Wat Arun was built sometime in the early 1600’s, during the Ayutthaya Kingdom, predating both the Grand Palace and Wat Pho on the other side of the river. Before arriving in Bangkok, I had heard the name, but hadn’t really given it much thought as a place to visit. However, we signed up for an…

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Relaxing With Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho is famous for its Reclining Buddha statue and that is why most people visit this temple. But if you take the time to explore further, it has so much more to offer. After our morning touring the Grand Palace, we head over to Wat Pho, just south of the palace. It’s about a…

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The Grand Palace of Bangkok

Thailand has been on my travel bucket list for ages and now we’re finally here! Adrienne and I land in Bangkok on Valentine’s Day and we definitely don’t mind being here instead. After 17 hours traveling from Seattle, we decide to taxi to our hotel. There’s a decent metro system in Bangkok, but taxis are super…

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It’s Time for Thailand!

It is time once again, to go back in time. Aaaaaalllll the way to 2014 and my trip to Thailand and Cambodia. I already wrote about Cambodia not long after we got back (when I still hadn’t figured this whole blog thing out), so it’s finally time to tell you about the much longer portion…

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