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August 11, 2015 , 57 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, […]

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 [ ...

The House Hunters International experience

March 16, 2015 , 20 Comments

If you haven’t been following along lately, I recently filmed an episode for House Hunters International — Chiang Mai Fair Lady — wh ...

10 signs you are a local in Chiang Mai

February 5, 2015 , 18 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 ...

  • The year of living for me
    December 13, 2014 , 32 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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