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January 18, 2015 , 15 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 this post. I remember when […]

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 ...

Why I’m grateful for Chiang Mai

November 27, 2014 , 18 Comments

Three years ago, if you would have asked me about a future in Chiang Mai, I may have gone all glassy-eyed and distant. Chiang Mai was a dream to me [. ...

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 i ...

  • ‘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 [...]

  • The fat girl in Thailand
    February 18, 2014 , 131 Comments

    This post is a part of the year-long Comfort Zone Project. “Oh, why you so pom pui?” People ask me. Strangers. Friends. You name it. Pom pui. You’d think one [...]

  • The Comfort Zone Project
    February 10, 2014 , 46 Comments

    “Life’s not about living happily ever after … it’s about living.” That is the tagline for my blog, and was the motivating factor in the major decision I made nearly [...]

  • 5 ways to beat the Expat Funk
    February 9, 2014 , 4 Comments

    Just like hitting the Travel Funk, as an expat, I’ve come to learn, you hit the Expat Funk, too. Know what I’m talking about? It’s that shitty feeling when you [...]

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