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Hike Your Heart Out Koh Tao: The Dusit Buncha Trail thumbnail

I’d heard the rumors: there was a deep jungle trail that connected the northern tip of the island’s main road to around the backside of my favorite Koh Tao viewpoint. If you look at a map, there’s nothing between the two aside from hills and jungle. I couldn’t find anyone who’d actually done it, just those…

Hike Your Heart Out Koh Tao: Mango Viewpoint thumbnail

Koh Tao is unexpected paradise for hiking addicts in Southeast Asia. Recently, I kicked off the Hike Your Heart Out series to highlight some of my favorite island trails, most of which remain hidden gems thanks to the lack of trail maps, marked routes and mentions from guidebooks and travel blogs. I’m excited about creating a…

Hike Your Heart Out Koh Tao: The Burmese Pagoda thumbnail

Welcome to my newest Koh Tao series! Hiking is one of my favorite things to do on Koh Tao, and I try to hit a trail at least once a week when I’m on the island. While in many ways Koh Tao is a hiker’s paradise, it’s also a secret one — there’s no trail map…

Hike Your Heart Out Koh Tao: Fraggle Rock and Laem Tien thumbnail

Koh Tao has a reputation for being a dive and party island. And while both those things are true — and Koh Tao does them proud — there is so much more to this little baby island than that. We’ve got plenty to landlubbers busy during the day: a trapeze school, Muay Thai gyms, a Thai…

Why Your National Parks Need You Now thumbnail

“It was here that the romance of my life began.” – Theodore Roosevelt, one of the National Park system’s greatest champions, on what would become Badlands National Park Our National Parks system has made quite a few headlines in recent weeks. While much attention has been focused on their official social media accounts being gagged and…

Palm Trees Over Pine Trees thumbnail

Confused on where we are? I’m catching up on the black hole of content from May of 2016 to April of 2017, when I jumped forward to blog the summer of 2017 as it was happening. This is my last post from 2016 — blogging at lighting speed here, right? I can’t wait to turn my…

A Dose of Vitamin Sea: Back to Koh Tao thumbnail

Confused on where we are? I’m catching up on the black hole of content from May of 2016 to April of 2017 — when I jumped forward to blog the summer of 2017 as it was happening. This post is from December of 2016 through February of 2017, when I returned to Koh Tao for the…

The Great Escape: Months 64 and 65 Roundup thumbnail

Time to dive back into roundups! Since I’m working my way through my black hole of content from September of 2016 to April of 2017, that means we’ve got roundups to catch up on as well. Apologies for the delay, but I suppose better is late than never… right? And to answer the inevitable questions, I…

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