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Koh Samui

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 coming along on this roller coaster ride! At first glance, the three islands occupying the Gulf of Thailand…

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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…

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…

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 —…

Koh Samui Weekend

Oh hey! Remember me? That blonde blogger who used to post so much you were basically like, shut up already? Ahem. I didn’t really plan to go so radio silent this week, so sorry about that. As usual, I forgot how all consuming it is to travel in a group, and so between that and a…

Since I left home last June on my Great Escape, I’ve been doing (very delayed!) monthly roundups. As this blog is not just a resource for other travelers but also my own personal travel diary, I like to take some time to reflect on not just what I did, but how I felt. I also like…

I’ve never managed to sit down and write out a bucket list. But when I get around to it, attend Loi Krathong will be right up there near the top. This festival, which takes place most famously in Northern Thailand, captures the hearts of travelers around the world thanks to this stunning imagery: Just watching a…

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