Elephant Nature Park

The van pulled up to the Elephant Nature Park just outside of Chiang Mai and disgorged six sweaty strangers. Not one of us had any idea what to expect from a night spent in an elephant sanctuary, or that in just 24 hours we would leave the park forever changed – and forever friends. …

The plan was to come home in early October after my 90-day Schengen Region visa expired. BUT…then my friends decided to spend a few days in London and, well, I am easily persuaded to stay abroad. Since the UK hadn’t kicked me out yet, I could spend some time in the Scottish Highlands before …

France for the holidays is magical, romantic…and logistically challenging. The French unofficially start their holiday at least a half-day early (kudos to them for it), which can make fitting in all of your dream sights, attractions and destinations a bit of a challenge.

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