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Muay Thai

I'm not really the world's biggest sports fan. And by that I mean I will generally do anything to avoid viewing, celebrating, or God forbid participating in, sports. There are some exceptions. Handmade coordinating t-shirts have been known to get me excited about a baseball game, and I recently got pretty swept up in watching…

Rooftop Hotel Bangkok

If "checking out different hotels in Bangkok" qualifies as a hobby, I will totally list that pastime on my future online dating profiles. Because believe it or not, it really is one of my faves. I've now tested out upwards of a dozen different lodging options in the city, ranging from Khao San Road cheapies…

Koh Samui Villa

You know what I love almost as much as being on Koh Tao? Using it as a base to jump off and explore other parts of Thailand. Part of my three months back in Southeast Asia towards the end of 2014 was a little mini tour around some of my favorite parts of the country…

Chumphon Thumb

I may not have dove much in my three months back in Southeast Asia this fall, but I did dive well. For my final scuba day of the season, I set off for a morning at Chumphon Pinnacle. One of Koh Tao's most beloved dive sites, Chumphon is a deep ocean site about forty minutes…

Month 39

My hectic summer reached a fever pitch in Month 39. Two whirlwind final weeks in Greece capped off Europe, which had followed an action packed few months of traipsing the USA -- and as amazing as that whole period of travel chaos was, upon reflection it  pushed me right to the brink of burnout. I'd…

Koh Tao Dive Site Spotlight

Confession: I'm kind of a scuba snob. What can I say? With hundreds of dives under my belt, I'm just not really interested in suiting up unless the visibility is perfect, the sun is shining just so, and the boat is headed to the area's top dive site. But for my most recent return to…

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