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December 13, 2014 , 26 Comments

Big droplets of rain pummel the tar as we sit under the cover of a metal roof, watching the late-season storm cleanse Chiang Mai. Over icy glasses of Sangsom and […]

Why I’m grateful for Chiang Mai

November 27, 2014 , 15 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 ...

20 things I love about Chiang Mai

July 13, 2014 , 44 Comments

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 ...

  • The sexy Sofitel So Bangkok
    June 11, 2014 , 10 Comments

    Throughout the years, I’ve amassed quite a list of hotels where I’ve rested my head during travels. Some have been good, some have been fabulous and one … one … has earned [...]

  • ‘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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 10 tips for visiting Chiang Mai
    March 5, 2014 , 27 Comments

      Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Thailand, is a far cry from the hustle, bustle and general chaos that is Bangkok. I’ve found that there are two types [...]

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