Living the Island Dream! Accommodations on Gili Trawangan

There are loads of great options for accommodations on Gili Trawangan, but this article covers our stay at Vila Ombak Sunset and Vila Ombak. Continue Reading →

Gili Islands, Lombok – A Remote Island Experience in Indonesia

You can have a remote island experience and live your tropical dream in the Gili Islands, Lombok. Lounge around on beautiful beaches, gorge on fresh seafood every day, and snorkel through crystal clear waters, or dance the night away in trendy bars and al-fresco restaurants. Continue Reading →

Travel Philippines: Calitang Beach

  Romantic Vacation Palawan   This guest post was written by Stephanie Long. Warm, white sand feels as fine as dust as it runs through my fingers. Palm trees wave in the wind further along the deserted beach, and the clear blue ocean stretches off unbroken to the horizon.  The motorcycle is parked far behind us in Calitang village, and the sounds of laughing children and village life have been swallowed up by the waves crashing. Calitang beach feels like Continue Reading →

Travel Thailand: This is Koh Phangan

The ferry arrived at Haad Rin Nai Beach from Big Buddha at sunset. Legions of sybaritic party-lovers disembark three days before the first Full Moon Party of the year kicks off on Haad Rin Beach. This is Koh Phangan, island oasis for hippie backpackers looking for a good time. Continue Reading →

Photo Moment: James Bond Island, Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

Phang Nga Bay, Thailand. Tourists will recognize this as James Bond Island, but locals know it as Ko Ping Kan. You guessed it. This is the island where Roger Moore and Christopher Lee filmed “The Man With The Golden Gun.” For more information, please visit Travel Thailand: James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay.

Thai Garlic and Pepper Shrimp and a Cold Singha

Garlic and pepper shrimp is one of my favorite Thai dishes. This super easy dish takes about ten minutes to prepare. I like serving it on a bed of grated cabbage with a bowl of rice. INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/4 cup water 1 cup shredded cabbage 1 tablespoon minced garlic 8 large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons sliced onion 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon soy sauce DIRECTIONS Continue Reading →