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The Great Escape: Month 22 Roundup (and where 21 went!) 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

A Leap of Faith: Deep Water Soloing in Thailand thumbnail

One might think learning to rock climb would be enough accomplishment for a week in Railay. But if you know me you know that if there is an adventure to be had, I’m going to have it. Unless said adventure involved eating bugs. In that case, I’ll meet you at the after party. But deep water… Read more

Rock Climbing in Railay thumbnail

By now I hope I’ve convinced you that the beauty of Railay alone is reason enough to visit. But in reality, most travelers come here for something a little more adrenaline-pumping. Railay is the undisputed Southeast Asian mecca for rock climbing. With routes ranging from beginner to advanced and plenty of climbing schools and experienced climbing… Read more

The Beauty of Railay thumbnail

When I made the decision to cut my Philippines trip in half to spent more time in Thailand, I vowed that I would use at least some of my new-found days in my most beloved country to go to a new destination. And I knew exactly where I was headed. Top rope climbers, deep water soloers… Read more

Photo of the Week 90 thumbnail

Can you believe that I used to post just ONE photo each week for this feature? My indecisiveness clearly knows no bounds, because this week we’re up to eight. This week I’m posting from Ton Sai beach in Krabi, Thailand. This is a totally new destination for me, and one I’m actually glad I didn’t research… Read more