August 11, 2015 , 71 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 placing her hind legs, […]

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

July 9, 2015 , 14 Comments

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

The Story of My Thai Street Cats

June 19, 2015 , 12 Comments

If you would have seen me the day I dropped of my two cats, Keeley and Jezebel, at their new home, you would have thought someone I loved had passed [ ...

Chiang Mai health and beauty guide

April 28, 2015 , 15 Comments

When I first arrived in Chiang Mai, I had no idea where to start in terms of becoming a healthier person (and a well-coiffed one, too). It isn’t ...

  • 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 [...]

  • ‘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). [...]

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