Just the Trips: Kevin’s 2019 departures

Kevin Robitaille

Our sales manager Kevin Robitaille is a familiar face among clients, often leading our more gruelling adventures: Kilimanjaro and The Inca Trail to name a few. When he’s not surmounting Earth’s summits, he’s in Toronto playing ultimate frisbee, dodgeball or answering our phones with that ever-so-slight Quebecois inflection.

If you’re interested in joining Kevin on an Out Adventure, you can find his 2019 departure schedule below.  Continue reading “Just the Trips: Kevin’s 2019 departures”

Just the Facts: Morning Alms

Alms Giving; Sai Bat; Luang Prabang; Laos; Monks; Saffron Monks; Out Adventures; Gay Travel; Gay Lao; Gay Adventure

Luang Prabang is a highlight of our Laos and Cambodia Buddhist Sites & City Nights tour. While the city’s Indochina villas, ancient wats and unique cuisine will enchant and mesmerize, it’s the daily ritual of Sai Bat (Morning Alms) you won’t soon forget. Hundreds of saffron-clad monks calmly file through the streets at sunrise, collecting small offerings of sticky rice, snacks or candies and the odd personal hygiene product. The food collected is all the monks will eat that day.

Below are five fast facts about Morning Alms.
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Just the Tips: Luang Prabang

Where the majority of Southeast Asia has become a bustling tourist mecca, Laos has maintained a quiet – and dare we say more traditional – way of life.

Your best bet to experience the Laos lifestyle is in the Northern suburb, Luang Prabang, where buses and noisy cars are forbidden, monks still participate in the daily ritual of Alms Giving, and the city has implemented a strict midnight curfew.

Here’s our Just the Tips to best enjoy the calming culture of Luang Prabang.

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