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. …

This post describes exactly how to visit elephants in Thailand ethically. Because if you are anything like me, when you think about your dream trip to Thailand, you are thinking about splashing in a river while you frolic and bathe a grateful elephant. But please… Don’t. Do That. And please, for the love of all …

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 …

Your survival guide for the Full Moon Party in Thailand is right here! “Have you even been to Thailand if you haven’t been to a Full Moon Party?” This was the question posed to me sometime around dawn, as the sun threatened to break the horizon, ushering away the moon and the last of the …

Scams in Bangkok are easy to find…but they are also easy to avoid when you see them coming. I should know because I think I feel for every common scam in Bangkok! Here’s my story and how you can avoid these common Bangkok scams and see the sights without the drama: Before the Scams in …