There’s a cacophony of crickets, frogs and dogs barking that wake me before my friend, Jodi, does. Laying on the bamboo floor in her hut constructed of the same at […]
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 ...
Today is Sunday, July 13, 2014. Two years ago today, I changed my life. I hopped on a Trans-Pacific flight to Chiang Mai, the second largest city in T ...
What’s in a bucket list? Or, on a bucket list? I mean … I’ve never really had a bucket list. I’ve tried to have one, but the a ...
Today marks seven months of being anÂ expat in Thailand. To say my life has been a blessing these past seven months is not an understatement. From exploring Sri Lanka to [...]
“Diana! Mindy! Get off of the truck!” We hear Lek yell from the ground below at us, as we sit huddled under a wooden bench in the bed of a [...]
It is pitch black when Lek knocks on the door of my room at the guest house. “Ok, we go,” she says softly through the wood. “The elephants are ready.” [...]
My days at Elephant Nature Park consist of a lot of animal time. When Navann, the park’s new baby, was born on Oct. 28, it thrilled me to no end. [...]
I’m sitting in the kitchen of the house where I grew up. Around me, I can hear the happy chatter of my mom, dad and brother. I hear the jingle [...]
A few weeks ago, Elephant Nature Park welcomed a new baby boy to the herd — Navann. Of course, there will be a story coming, but for now, enjoy this [...]
One of the best things about my expat life in Thailand is working for Save Elephant Foundation, which supports my most favorite place in the world, Elephant Nature Park. A [...]
The day I arrive to Chiang Mai, I am greeted with beautiful news: Elephant Nature Park has a newborn baby boy. Instantly, I feel my heart flutter at the idea [...]
I can hardly sleep, even in my new apartment in Chiang Mai. My heart races and when I close my eyes, images of elephants dance under my lids. I am [...]
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