November 12, 2015 , 6 Comments

My heart races as the cab driver pulls up to the International Terminal at Madrid. I’ve been here before, but this time, it’s different. This time, I’m not hopping on […]

Thailand: That Old, Familiar Smell

October 7, 2015 , 14 Comments

“There’s a smell,” the man seated next to me explains as we circle the airspace above Bangkok. “I can’t describe it R ...

The Truth About Riding Elephants

August 11, 2015 , 89 Comments

I watch, happy tears swelling in my eyes, as the first of two rescued ex-trekking elephants walks off of the truck, backing out slowly and cautiously ...

5 Things to Do in Chiang Mai: a Mini Guide to Chiang Mai

July 9, 2015 , 17 Comments

Sweet, gorgeous Chiang Mai. Located in northern Thailand, this city is everything Bangkok is not: it is peaceful, relaxing and blessedly less crowded. ...

  • Five years later
    March 7, 2015 , 22 Comments

    March 7, 2010 I boarded a flight to London. It wasn’t a city I loved, but it was where I was going to start my career break. Five years later, [...]

  • Getting a tattoo in Thailand
    January 8, 2015 , 20 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 lush [...]

  • Chiang Mai Moments: The moto ride
    October 15, 2014 , 10 Comments

    Welcome to a new series on d travels ’round, Chiang Mai Moments. This series will profile small moments in time during my life  as an expat in Chiang Mai. The moments which normally [...]

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