The hidden camas lily fields are at Lacamas Park in a little town called – you guessed it – Camas. The town is just over the border between Washington and Oregon on the Washington side and 14 miles from the Portland airport. I am calling these wildflower fields hidden because I grew up visiting Lacamas …

Why are you still single? It’s the dreaded question served by the well-meaning aunt over the Thanksgiving turkey, leveled by the aisle-seat passenger over the honey-roasted peanuts, and casually dropped by the cute stranger over the first-date glass of wine. And it makes single people universally want to scream through the tightly clenched teeth behind …

When my bus arrived in the “city center” of Chiang Dao, a small community on the side of Doi Chiang Dao Mountain in a sleepy part of northern Thailand, I thought I had missed my stop. The word tiny is too large for that town. But there was a driver waiting with a songthaew, and …

We solo travelers like to say that you will learn a lot about yourself when you travel alone. Though I completely agree, I think it’s more accurate to say that traveling alone will teach you to unlearn yourself. Here’s what I mean: I couldn’t wait to learn to scuba dive while traveling solo in Thailand. …

I spent 45 days traveling solo in Thailand. From getting lost in Bangkok to rafting through a bat-filled cave to meditating with monks in Chiang Dao, I learned the hard way so that you don’t have to! Here are the top 10 things I learned while traveling solo in Thailand: 1. No matter how hot …

It’s hard to know what to do on a death anniversary. One never really knows when grief will claw its way out of its carefully contained space in the heart and squeeze, but there is a strong likelihood that a “first” will bring with it an increased dose of that familiar feeling of loss. For …