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March 16, 2015 , 17 Comments

If you haven’t been following along lately, I recently filmed an episode for House Hunters International — Chiang Mai Fair Lady — which airs tonight. If you’re new to d travels […]

Five years later

March 7, 2015 , 15 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, [ ...

10 signs you are a local in Chiang Mai

February 5, 2015 , 16 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 ...

Questions to ask about volunteer vacations

January 18, 2015 , 17 Comments

Editor’s Note: I recently contributed to a book about volunteer vacations and how to be responsible when choosing one. Details are at the end of ...

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • ‘Twas the night before Europe
    May 11, 2014 , 12 Comments

    “You won’t make it a month …” Those ominous words echo in my mind, 12 years after I took my first longer-than-a-vacation jaunt to Europe. People were actually rooting for [...]

  • The most horrifying Thailand moment
    April 23, 2014 , 7 Comments

    Today started like normal. 6 a.m.: Mr. Lucky starts digging between my pillows and pulls out The Bloggess‘ new book, “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” (which, BTW, is super hilarious). [...]

  • The Europe seduction
    April 21, 2014 , 16 Comments

    There are times I find myself staring at a map, just lost in the possibilities of the world and all of its wonders. Then, the wanderlust begins to bubble up [...]

  • Celebrating Passover in Chiang Mai
    April 17, 2014 , 2 Comments

    Rabbis clad in the Orthodox suits stand upon chairs, clapping their hands with smiles on their faces as our makeshift congregation of travelers and expats clap along.   “Day-day-enu, day-day-enu, [...]

  • The blessing of Chiang Mai
    April 8, 2014 , 7 Comments

    Living in Chiang Mai, I am constantly treated to spectacular visual beauty, thanks to the hundreds of temples and religious activities which regularly occur here. Any given morning, en route [...]

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