Naga Fireball Festival

The Naga Fireball phenomenon takes place every year around the full moon at the end of the Buddhist Lent in October on the Mekong River between Laos and Thailand. Are the fireballs produced by the Naga, a large mythical Serpent living in the river, or can science explain the rational behind them? It has yet to be determined.

Albino Smiles – June 2015

kayaking laos

Off-season Travel Has its Rewards   One of the most commonly searched-for phrases by travellers is: “what’s the best time to visit ____?”  It is logical of course – very few people want to go to Canada in the dead of winter, or Japan during typhoon season. Thankfully, Southeast Asia is free of blizzards and […]

Is Travel the Best Education?

northern thailand hills adventure

Travel can be a valuable education for families with school-aged children. You’ll be pleasantly amazed how many travel experiences and lessons young people soak up. Smiling Albino plans family holidays in Southeast Asia.

Adventure Honeymoons Done Right

honeymoon northern thailand chiang rai

Adventure honeymoons, with a side of luxury, are a great way to get to know each other and build a strong foundation for a happy and long marriage, Smiling Albino can customize the perfect experience with a couple’s personalities in mind.

New Luxury Travel

cycling bagan

Discovering and indulging in luxury travel is about unique experiences, not just desirable things. Things come and go, but experiences help define us and how we see the world, and how we remember it.