Chiang Dao Caves in Chiang Dao Thailand

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, …

The healing power of the ocean is hard to ignore when the sun rises.

I’m just going to come clean and say the thing that elicits gasps and open-mouthed stares. Here it is: I don’t like the beach. Before you even ask, no, I do not hate children or puppies. I just hate sand and sunscreen, and especially the combination of sand and sunscreen. Also, I look stupid …

So, you’re walking into your first yoga class. You’ve summoned the courage to get this far despite your internal misgivings surrounding seriously hippy, bendy people who might even burn incense. Congratulations. At the very least, you’re going to get a kick-ass workout that opens your chest, hips and maybe even your mind. You might …