Arizona Adventures

Hello everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve written, but Raising Explorers is back, for a while. Though I’ve been trying to write this as a ‘travel’ blog over the past few years, the fact is, I’m an English teacher, not a travel blogger. So, I’m going back to basics. Today, this is my travel…

Vientiane: it’s okay

Vientiane. The capital city of Laos. It’s not spectacular, or even particularly memorable. But, it’s ok, I guess. (Disclaimer: We were tired when we got to Vientiane. We didn’t see many sights of Vientiane. In fact, I could compile a list of the top ten things we didn’t see in Vientiane, so this post in…

In the footsteps of Buddha: Climbing Phu Si, Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is an absolutely magical place. French colonial shopfronts and guest houses blend into golden wats, locals and tourists alike glide through the old town centre on bicycles, street food stalls radiate rich aromas of barbecue and spices, and amber-robed monks drift along shady streets, through laneways hung with bougainvillea and frangipani, and traverse…