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Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay - Robyn Around the World

3 Day Cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay

Halong Bay is famous for its majestic pillars and the beautiful bay filled with junks (boats) with gorgeous sails. The littler known is Bai Tu Long Bay – meaning little dragon – only allows a certain amount of cruises to enter this magical area. When choosing between the two, it was a no-brainer to visit […]

Cooking Vietnamese - Gioan Cooking Class

Gioan Cooking School – Cooking Vietnamese!

If you haven’t guessed yet, I love cooking and am obsessed with taking classes in each country I visit. Out of all the classes I’ve taken, I was super excited to get to Vietnam and learn how to make Pho and one of my favorite dishes Banh Xeo. There’s something about Vietnamese food that has […]

Vietnam Street Food - 15 Must Eat Street Eats!

15 Must Eat Street Eats In Vietnam

Vietnam quickly topped my charts of best eats in Southeast Asia with their amazing noodle dishes! Every dish they make has a variety of rice noodle/paper in it. Even served on the side with many of the dishes. Here are 15 must-try street eats in Vietnam! PHO You can’t go to Vietnam without getting Pho! […]

Motorbiking through Vietnam with Easy Riders - Robyn Around the World

Motorcycling Through Vietnam – Saigon To Hoi An

One of my bucket list items is to motorbike through Vietnam. I made it a reality when I was there and booked a tour through Original Easy Riders for seven days, starting in Saigon and ending in Hoi An. My guide, Bin, asked if I wanted a scooter or a motorcycle, but stressed the motorcycle […]

Passport Renewal in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Renewing Your Passport In Thailand

I thought of everything before I left for my adventure around the world. Everything except for adding extra pages to my passport. I had the standard 26 pages, and I only had two pages that were stamped before I left. You’d think that would be plenty, well with many of the Southeast Asia countries requiring […]

Guide to making money from freelance writing - Robyn Around the World

How To Make Money Freelance Writing

One of the ways I make money while I travel is from freelance writing, but I never considered myself a writer prior to blogging. I’m a photographer who tells her stories through a lens. When I started the blog, it took me a long time to figure out my voice and be comfortable with it. […]

Cambodian Cooking Class - Siem Reap

Cooking Cambodian: Beyond Unique Escapes

As you can probably tell by now, I try to take a cooking class in each country I go to. So far I’ve taken classes in Bali, Laos, and Thailand. When I found out Beyond Unique Escapes did a half day course and taught 2 of the three famous dishes here for only $24, I signed […]

Angkor Wat Temples

My 5 Favorite Temples At Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat complex, which means ‘City of Temples’ is a UNESCO Heritage site that is considered the largest religious structures in the world covering over 400 acres of land. With over 50 temples to see, the site can get overwhelming really quick especially in the mid-day heat. Angkor Wat provides 1, 3 and 7 day […]

Chiang Khan Street Food - Thailand

Chiang Khan Street Food – 8 Must Eats!

When you think of Thai food what comes to mind? Pad Thai? Red Curry? Chili Basil Rice? Chiang Khan has none of these, but what they do have is their own flavors and dishes I haven’t seen anywhere else in Thailand. This small town that’s right on the Mekong River a stone’s throw from Laos […]

Weekend In Chiang Khan, Thailand

Weekend Exploring Chiang Khan

Chiang Khan is a gorgeous little town on the Mekong River in Northeast Thailand. Little known by foreigners but super popular with the locals, this place, is a gem of a find. I jumped on the opportunity to see another part of Thailand as everyplace I’ve been so far have been the popular tourist spots […]

A Week In Sydney - Robyn Around The World

A Week In Sydney, Australia!

On my way back to Indonesia from the Cook Islands, I decided to stop over in Sydney to break up the flight and see the sights. I LOVE Australia! I wish I could turn back time and applied for the working holiday visa when I finished high school and had the chance to live and work […]

Hobbit Move Set - Hobbiton, New Zealand

A Day At The Hobbit Movie Set!

On my way back to Southeast Asia, I decided to make a stop in New Zealand for ten days, specifically to see the Hobbit Movie Set in Hobbiton. I somehow pictured the whole town would be this cute movie set with all the shops dressed up and role playing, and pubs selling cider out of […]

Top 10 things to do in Phuket - Robyn Around the World

Top 10 Things To Do In Phuket

I spent a month in Phuket in Rawai, which is at the very south end. I wanted to be away from the crowds of Patong, but near a beach. I found a place on Airbnb for $180 for the month that had a private room and shower so I settled in for the month to […]

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