Thialand- Ko Phangan

We were staying far away from the party scene on Ko Phangan at Mai Pen Rai Bungalows on Than Sadet beach. We arrived at 7:00am and found someone who let us check in early which was outstanding! Mai Pen Rai Bungalows was great. Super laid back and funky. We had a bungalow right on theContinue reading “Thialand- Ko Phangan”

Thailand Ko Lanta to Ko Phangan

One of the great things about traveling around Thailand is that lots of other people are doing it too so you can make arrangements to get most anywhere no matter where you are by using local agents. We always got at least two prices (often there was a difference), if in doubt we went withContinue reading “Thailand Ko Lanta to Ko Phangan”

Mama, Papa in Thailand-Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta Yai Ko Lanta is a 25 km long island which is less full of tourists than Ko Phi Phi. It has beautiful beaches and less development but that is changing as it becomes more popular. We arrived in Ko Lanta by ferry from Ko Phi Phi in the town of Ban Sala DanContinue reading “Mama, Papa in Thailand-Ko Lanta”

Mama Papa in Thailand- Krabi, Ao Nang and Railay

Upon landing at Krabi airport we found the bus/taxi counter where they tried very hard to convince us to take a 600Bht taxi. We explained that we wanted to take the 160Bht bus and we were willing to wait. Eventually they gave in and a woman took us through most of the airport to a spot onContinue reading “Mama Papa in Thailand- Krabi, Ao Nang and Railay”

Angkor Wat & flying back to Thailand

On our final full day in Siem Reap we got back on our hotel provided bicycles and both bikes had working breaks this time! We rode to Angkor Wat and continued on to Angkor Thom and the Terrace of the Elephants, Phimeanakas and the Terrace of the leper king. They were very crowed. We rodeContinue reading “Angkor Wat & flying back to Thailand”

Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon Race Report

The short version: A well run event on a scenic course and we had great weather. This course has the potential to be a PB run but you need to train specifically for the downhill section. The long version: After doing IM Mont Tremblant in August a fall marathon was not really an ideal planContinue reading “Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon Race Report”

Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

Our primary reason for making the trip to Siem Reap was to see Angkor Wat. Our Tuk Tuk driver from the previous day had negotiated to take us on a 5:00 am tour. We declined but he was about the same age as our son and had a picture of his wife and child inContinue reading “Siem Reap and Angkor Wat”

2016 Peak to Brew Relay Race Report

Peak to Brew is a 238 mile (383km), 48 stage relay which starts at the top of Mount  Whiteface just outside Lake Placid and ends at the Saranac Brewery in Utica New York. Teams can enter with 12 runners and two vans which leap frog each other or they can enter as an ultra teamContinue reading “2016 Peak to Brew Relay Race Report”