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New Year, New Passport Stamps: My Travel Plans for 2017 thumbnail

Hello, 2017. You're a sight for sore eyes. You're also, so far, a bit of a mystery. Since I started this blog, I've never kicked off a year with less travel on my plate. In a way, it's thrilling -- anything can happen! -- and in another it's a little scary. Can I really let a…

One Last Sip of Sun: A Tour of Hua Hin Hills Vineyard thumbnail

After three days in Hua Hin, Ian and I's relaxation retreat was almost complete. We'd ticked almost every box: sun, sand, sea, and sleep. There was just one last unwinding agent to attend to: wine. So far, our explorations of Thailand's unknown wine country had been a wild success. Two days in the Khao Yai district had revealed three beautiful…

Uma Bela Caminhada: Hiking on Ilha Grande thumbnail

Ilha Grande stole my heart -- and it also gave it a workout. Cardio and adventure fans alike will flip for the hiking opportunities on this untamed Brazilian island. With sixteen marked trails of varying length and difficulty, we were spoiled for choice when it came to which corner of Ilha Grande to wander. As we were hoping…

Traveling Like The Thais Do: A Weekend In Hua Hin thumbnail

Happy 2017, my friends! It turned out 2016 was my year of vacationing like the Thais do. After seven years of visiting their country, why not take a cue from those that know it best, after all? I've always found it fascinating to note the differences between destinations loved by domestic travelers, and those favored by…

The Wanderland Essential Holiday Travel Apps thumbnail

This post was brought to you by Avis. As always, all ideas and opinions are my own. I’m not embarrassed to admit I consider my iPhone as essential a travel necessity as my passport. Which is kind of entertaining considering I was one of the last people on earth to release their iron-clad grip on the Blackberry…

A Bangkok Birthday Bash at the Amari Watergate thumbnail

It will come as no surprise to long term readers that I never miss a chance to spend a weekend in The Big Mango. As much as I love my island life in Thailand, I can't seem to stay away from this city. Photo by Leah Davis After wine weekend in Khao Yai wrapped up, I'd planned to squirrel…

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