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February 23, 2015 , 8 Comments

Oh, Cinque Terre. With its emerald green tree-topped hills, brightly colored homes crawling up to the sky, steep drops of gray cliffs and a pounding (at times) blue Ligurian Sea, […]

History and charm: Riomaggiore’s Alla Marina

February 11, 2015 , No comments

We stand outside the cafe, a gorgeous stone terrace with little tables, overlooking the tranquil blue water of the Ligurian Sea (a far cry from the tu ...

10 signs you are a local in Chiang Mai

February 5, 2015 , 14 Comments

After living in Thailand for more than two years, I like to consider myself a local. Although, let’s face it: as a westerner in Thailand, I will ...

The British panto experience

January 26, 2015 , 13 Comments

“He’s right behind you,” my friend writes via message. “No,” I type back furiously. “Don’t tell me anything ...

  • Re-entry into the western world
    January 22, 2015 , 6 Comments

    At night, I’ve taken to closing my eyes and imaging my teak bedroom. Waking up and wiping the sleep from my eyes, moving my legs slowly so Lucky and Penny [...]

  • Cinque Terre by water ferry
    January 16, 2015 , 13 Comments

    The older woman with silver cropped hair’s shoes click-clack on the concrete pier as she heads from the water towards the innards of Vernazza. She looks regal, clad in slacks [...]

  • Getting a tattoo in Thailand
    January 8, 2015 , 18 Comments

      I stand nervously in my friend, Jodi’s, jungle hut placed perfectly in the heart of Elephant Nature Park. It’s a chilly morning and the sun has just crested the [...]

  • Hiking in Cinque Terre
    December 30, 2014 , 12 Comments

    Perhaps the one thing Cinque Terre is most known for — other than the pesto, glorious wines and tiny towns — are the paths tying the five Italian villages together. [...]

  • The world of vacation rentals
    November 21, 2014 , 9 Comments

    My mom and I arrive to Cinque Terre hours after we were supposed to, thanks to the Italian train strikes taking place on the day we hike it from photogenic [...]

  • Photos of Venice, Italy
    November 12, 2014 , 16 Comments

    Venice, Italy is quite a photographers dream. With the sparkling lagoons, tiny car-free lanes, buildings in a state of beautiful erosion, colors, lights, the historic landmarks and buildings … it [...]

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