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Bangkok Tour

As a Bangkok veteran who has made almost twenty trips to the city, I love that I never seem to run out of new things to do. This round, though, I was showing around a first timer -- and I felt very responsible for making sure he saw the traditional highlights of the city in…

Weekend in Bangkok

Time was up. My visa was running out and my departure from Thailand was fast approaching. As usual, there was only one way to say goodbye -- a blowout weekend in Bangkok. As are all great trips to the Big Mango, the weekend was a blend of favorite old haunts, and exciting new discoveries. And…

Koh Tao Birthday

So last week I confessed that yes -- at twenty-five, I'm still totally obsessed with my birthday. In my defense, I'm equally obsessed with the birthdays of those around me on a scrapbook-making, banner-hanging, cake-baking, Leslie Knope level, so I actually feel totally okay about it. But anyway -- I came back to Koh Tao…

Aminjirah Koh Tao

One of the most frequent requests to land in my inbox is for recommendation on where to stay in Koh Tao. (Which, by the way, along with most questions I get asked, is answered on my FAQ page! Did you know I have an FAQ page? If not, check it out!) Unfortunately, until now, I…

Sai Nuan

Sai Nuan has long been my favorite beach on Koh Tao. Tucked into the southwest corner of the island and more or less unreachable by road -- I'd certainly never drive that treacherous dirt path some might call a road -- you have to either take a longtail or hike a pleasant twenty minutes through…

Halloween in Koh Tao

Koh Samui, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pai, Chiang Mai, and Bangkok again -- I'd been all over Thailand in just a few weeks. It was time to go home. This pier always makes my heart swell. Photos by Heather Holt. Returning back to Koh Tao post-Yi Peng wasn't in my original plan. But once I fell…

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