My Michelin Star eats around the world

The Michelin Guide is a series of guidebooks that have been published annually by the French tyre company Michelin for over a century. First released as a guide to help French motorists find lodging on the road, they are now exclusively devoted to fine dining. Considered by many to be the hallmark of quality cuisine,…

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Mango sticky rice

Travel plans are on hold these days, but that doesn’t stop us from reminiscing about our past adventures around the world, and occupying our time with recreating our favourite dishes from abroad. One of my favourites from Thailand is mango sticky rice, which we enjoyed several times during our trip there last year. Although it…

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Travel wish list: 5 places to revisit

Now that we’ve started a new year and decade, it’s time to consider my travel goals and start building up that wish list. My world travels only started in earnest within the last 3 to 4 years, so as someone building up my ‘country count’ I am still at the stage of visiting new places…

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Top 10 travel moments of 2019

This year was filled with new travel experiences, inspiring the inception of this blog, so there is no better place than here to reflect on my top memories from around the world in 2019. Over the past 12 months, Mr. Chuckles and I had the opportunity to embark on 4 trips, encompassing 3 continents, 5…

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Classic Thai iced tea

Todayโ€™s recipe is one of mine, so itโ€™s super quick and easy. We may be in the dead of winter, but a sweet iced tea is always enjoyable in my books. The best Thai iced tea Iโ€™ve found in Toronto is at Pai, where I tried it for the first time. Thereโ€™s also Nam Wan,…

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Best and worst of Intrepid Travel Thailand & Laos Adventure

Those who followed this blog over the past couple weeks will know that my recent trip through northern Thailand and Laos was with a small group tour via Intrepid Travel, specifically the 13 day Thailand and Laos Adventure. Now that I’m settled back at home, I’ll leave you with a review of my experience on…

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The last hoorah in Bangkok

Today’s forecast: 7ยฐC, sunny ๐ŸŒž (yup, definitely back in Canada) Final mosquito bite tally: 16? After an exhausting 24 hours in transit, I’m now back home in chilly Canada. I had a pretty terrible flight experience on the way back – crowded plane, maximal recliner in front of me, loud snorer behind me, screeching toddler…

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Rolling on the Mekong River

Today’s forecast: 36ยฐC, smoky ๐Ÿ”ฅ Mosquito bite tally: Still 5! Waking up to a smoky sunrise We stayed the night in the border town of Chiang Khong as we approached our entry into Laos. A quiet afternoon and evening was spent preparing for our upcoming trip on the Mekong River slow boat, enjoying a final…

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Toward the Thailand-Laos border

Today’s forecast: 36ยฐC, sunny with haze โ›…๏ธ Mosquito bite tally: 5 Visiting the White Temple in Chiang Rai Today was mostly a travel day on account of us approaching our move onto the Laos portion of this trip. We packed up our bags in Chiang Mai early this morning and headed north toward Chiang Khong,…

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Caring for elephants in Chiang Mai

Today’s forecast: 38ยฐC, foggy โ›…๏ธ Mosquito bite tally: 5 The best day ever It really was. Today we went on our highly anticipated visit to Elephant Nature Park which we had booked 60 days in advance. It was our most expensive activity on this trip at 6000 baht each, but completely worth it. The Asian…

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