I visited Bhutan at the end of January for 5 days, which presented some packing challenges. First challenge: It's winter in Bhutan, which means chilly weather. I also went to Bangkok and Luang Prabang after Bhutan, which meant I needed to have warm-weather clothing as well. Second challenge: I . . .
11 Things You Need to Know Before You Visit Bhutan
The tiny kingdom of Bhutan is nestled in the Himalayan mountains, sharing a border with India, Nepal and Tibet, home to 800,000 people. The landlocked country is full of historic Buddhist monasteries, fortresses, beautiful mountain landscapes and some of the world's happiest people. As I . . .
Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Visa to Bhutan
When I told my friends and family that I would be visiting Bhutan solo, one of the most common questions was "how did you manage to get a visit?" Many of my fellow Americans believe that travel to Bhutan is restricted and only a certain number of visas are issued a year, which is completely . . .
In Photos: Beautiful Bhutan
In my last post, I talked about some of the reasons why you need to visit Bhutan. If you're still not convinced, I'm including even more photos below that will make you want to visit The Land of the Thunder Dragon. . . .
Bhutan: Why you need to visit the Land of the Thunder Dragon
In late January, I finally checked off a bucket-list item I've had since I was 12 years old: visiting Bhutan, also known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon. I started collecting postcards with my grandmother, Nana, when I was 10 years old and a couple of years later, I received a beautiful postcard . . .