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The Great Escape: Month 41 Roundup thumbnail

Note: This roundup might be a tad late. Expect another coming up next week! (Why do I keep forgetting to publish these things when I write in my “roundup notes” file on an almost daily basis?) Home sweet home away from home. Traveling around Thailand — especially to places I’ve been once or twice or a… Read more

Yi Peng

In a life that sometimes feels like a never-ending parade of amazing experiences and beautiful moments, I’m the first to admit I’m grateful — and the first to admit I can get a little jaded. To shake me out of those occasional weary times, I need one of what I (and, granted, Oprah) call our “aha… Read more

Trekking the Opium Trail in Northern Thailand thumbnail

“Heather. Don’t move. Your leg is covered… in leeches.” Heather let out a guttural cry as I looked down and saw that I, too, was covered in bloodsucking parasites. We frantically picked them off our limbs as our companions, a Thai guide and his Hmong sidekick, just laughed in reply. We were deep in a remote… Read more

Chiang Mai

Oh Chiang Mai. I always claim not to be a fan yet I seem to find myself here once a year or so, and do enjoy myself every time. I can’t seem to shake my “meh”-ness about the city itself, but I can’t deny that every time I pass through I hang with some fantastic friends… Read more

Photo of the Week 177: Thailand thumbnail

Greetings from Koh Tao! I’m basking in the glow of post-Halloween happiness, and well as the joy of being back on my favorite rock. Heather and I wound down our trip with a few final days in Chiang Mai temple hopping, getting creative at a leather making workshop, hiking through Doi Suthep National Park, and making… Read more

Pai Thumbnail

This week, my mini (millionth) tour of Thailand continued as Heather and I ditched the Bangkok boys and made our way up to Pai and Chiang Mai. Our four days in Pai mostly consisted of lazing around our cute A-frame bungalow, getting massages, reading by the river, and one ambitious excursion to a nearby cave. Since… Read more

The Great Escape: Month 20 Roundup thumbnail

Since I left home for my Great Escape, I’ve been doing monthly roundups of my adventures filled with anecdotes, private little moments, and thoughts that are found nowhere else on this blog. As this site is not just a resource for other travelers but also my own personal travel diary, I like to take some time… Read more