Although a little rough around the edges as it’s less developed than its neighbors, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR or Laos, for short) offers an untouched natural beauty that is hard to beat.

Plus, the slow pace of life and welcoming people make it an excellent place to relax. Grab a BeerLao, lounge beside the Mekong, and watch an epic sunset. Or, explore some caves, tube down a river, and zipline through jungles. Laos is paradise for both adventure lovers and those who just want to sit back and let their worries fade away!


February 26, 2020

After our recent trip through northern Thailand and Laos, I created this detailed two-week adventure itinerary to help you explore this region’s possibilities. I hope you’ll use it as a guide as you plan your next trip!

2-Week Adventure Itinerary in Northern Thailand & Laos

February 6, 2020

Nong Khiaw is a perfect destination to get you off-the-beaten tourist path in Laos. Nestled among beautiful mountains and right along the Nam Ou River, it’s a great jumping off spot for trekking, boat trips, and other outdoor activities. But it’s also an ideal spot to sit back, relax, and enjoy gorgeous views!

2 Days Relaxing in Nong Khiaw, Laos

January 30, 2020

One of my favorite ways to travel, especially in Southeast Asia, is on a boat. So when we discovered this Mekong River cruise in Laos, we knew we had to do it.

What to Expect on a Mekong River Cruise in Laos

January 23, 2020

Not only is traveling from Chiang Rai to Houayxay (or Huay Xai), Laos fairly easy, it can also be incredibly cheap. Using a combination of tuk tuk, local bus, and songthaew, you can complete this trip for around US $10!

How to Travel Cheaply from Chiang Rai to Houayxay, Laos

August 1, 2019

Stepping out of the airport and into the tropical mugginess in Vientiane nine years, I was excited to start my new life abroad in Laos. Since I’d never been to Laos, I had no idea what to expect. Little did I know that I would completely fall in love. Blown away by the gorgeous scenery, welcoming people, and delicious food – how could I not? To help you plan a trip so you can fall in love as well, I’m sharing 6 beautiful places to visit in Laos on your next Southeast Asia holiday.

6 Beautiful Places to Visit in Laos

May 9, 2019

The breathtakingly beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls should be at the top of everyone’s must-see list when visiting Laos. Surrounded by lush jungle, the falls cascade down the hillside into stunning turquoise pools – many of which you can swim in!

Tips for Visiting Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang

February 21, 2019

Looking for a place to unwind for a few days? Luang Prabang, a friendly town in northern Laos, is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Nestled between the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers and surrounded by lush green mountains, the pace of life moves slower here.

How to Spend a Relaxing Holiday in Luang Prabang



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