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The Great Escape: Month 57 Roundup thumbnail

Oh, my monthly roundups. They are so ridiculously out of sync with real time now that I recently considered axing the series, but I decided to play catch up instead — so brace yourself for a couple of these coming up! Apologies for the delay, but I suppose better is late than never. After a deliciously…

A Weekend of Beachfront Charm on Koh Phangan thumbnail

It was like clockwork: after a little over a month back on Koh Tao, I was itching for a mini getaway again. Nothing major, just a teeny change of scenery to scratch my travel itch. So it couldn’t have been more perfect that I was already planning a weekend away on my neighboring island of Koh…

The Great Escape: Months 53 and 54 Roundup thumbnail

Oh, my monthly roundups. They are so ridiculously out of sync with real time now that I recently considered axing the series, but I decided to play catch up instead — so brace yourself for a couple of these coming up! Apologies for the delay, but I suppose better is late than never. Ah, Southeast Asia…

Phangan

While I continue to recap the remainder of my endless summer, I’ve decided to jump out of chronological order and start sharing snippets of what I’ve been up to since I reached Southeast Asia this fall. Thanks for sticking with me! It doesn’t matter who you are, what stage of life you’re in or where you…

Koh Phangan Vegan Sushi

Greetings from Koh Phangan! (Okay, technically I’m back in Koh Tao by now, but I so rarely get to say it from anywhere else these days…) My forty-eight hours over on Koh Phangan, Koh Tao’s split-personality island neighbor, were bliss. I was there to meet up with college BFF and Wanderland regular Zoe as well as…

Thailand

What a week! There are three islands in the Gulf of Thailand, starting from top to bottom, smallest to largest: Koh Tao, the diving mecca that I call home, Koh Phangan, home to worldly hippies and world famous full moon parties, and Koh Samui, the big bustling jewel in the region’s tourism crown — and also home…

Full Moon

A few years ago I attended Sunjam in Utila, Honduras — an intimate rave on a deserted Central American island. In light of the serious dearth of information available ahead of time, I wrote a Surviving Sunjam survival guide. While the Full Moon Party in Thailand is much more heavily documented, my recent return to Southeast Asia’s…

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