“The world is big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark,” – Mark Twain


Wat Phra That Doi Suthep: Temple on the Hill.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep: Temple on the Hill.

If there is one temple everyone tells you to go to in Chiang Mai it is the one located on Doi Suthep, the mountain just on the edge of the city. After a winding, uphill ride to the base of the temple, you’re still not quite there yet. Pass the many stalls...
How To Spend 24 Hours in Chiang Mai

How To Spend 24 Hours in Chiang Mai

So you’ve found yourself in Chiang Mai, a large city in Northern Thailand. Maybe you were told by friends how great it is or maybe it’s just a random stopover before moving on. Whatever your reason for being here, you might be wondering how best to spend your day. If...
Celebrating Birthdays Abroad

Celebrating Birthdays Abroad

Birthdays. For a lot of people this is the most special day of the year, filled with elaborate plans and huge celebration. Personally, I get a bit overwhelmed by it all. All of the planning, RSVP’s, trying to decide what to do, being expected to do something. It all...
Photo Journey, Driving from Hoi An to Hue.

Photo Journey, Driving from Hoi An to Hue.

I am fascinated by the countryside. It doesn’t matter what country I’m in, I always feel a pull to be in the country. Open space, fresh air, sky that isn’t blocked by tall buildings. So when my friend and I got to Hue, Vietnam, we quickly jumped on...
Taking a Lesson from the Lives of Elephants

Taking a Lesson from the Lives of Elephants

I think that people are subtly trying to let me know that they’ve had enough of my elephant talk. A few weeks ago my cousin, not so subtly, told me that he was getting tired of seeing so much elephant stuff coming from my Facebook. Just a few days ago I was trying to...