Loy Krathong: Thailand’s festival of lights and rivers

Every November, Thailand’s rivers, canals, lakes, and ponds, and even sometimes swimming pools and fountains, light up with beautiful floral creations, sending wishes and hopes for blessings and forgiveness into nature. Loy Kratong, which translates loosely to “floating basket”, is celebrated on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai

Catch sight of a rare Lemur in the wild

One of the joys of SpiceRoads’ Madagascar adventure is catching sight of the myriad species unique to the island.  And “myriad” is an understatement. According to the World Wildlife Fund’s description of Madagascar, “approximately 95 percent of Madagascar’s reptiles, 89 percent of its plant life, and 92 percent of its mammals exist nowhere else on