Thailand has become one of the hottest tourist destinations around the world. While this can be a great thing for travelers wanting to see the beautiful country, the poor residents, and the local economies, it doesn’t come without negative impacts on the country’s people, its wildlife, and its infrastructure. Elephant “Sanctuaries” While there are a … More Five Things to Avoid for Ethical Travel in Thailand
For those who have read my previous posts about San Francisco, you know that I am no stranger to the Bay Area. My dad and aunt lived here for most of my childhood, and since they moved to Colorado, a steady stream of friends have trickled into the City, continuing my reluctant love affair with … More 10 Off-the-beaten-path Activities in San Francisco
We’re leaving Madras, Oregon, where we watched the total solar eclipse, and the traffic is unruly. I’m traveling with my girlfriend Thyme and one of my best friends and chef, Dave. The three of us drive for around 7 hours through eastern Oregon, a drive that would normally take less than three. Arriving in Portland … More 36 Hours Exploring Portland and the Columbia River Gorge
When you take the elevator in the Nines Hotel and walk through the glassed-hall on the way to Departure, restaurant of Top Chef runner-up Gregory Gourdet, you feel like you going to get on a roller coaster ride or getting ready to get on a plane, which is undoubtedly the restaurant’s intention. My girlfriend Thyme, … More Review of Departure in Downtown Portland, Oregon
We wake up bright and early to leave Portland for Olympic National Park in Washington, but on the way we stop at Coava, where a friend works, for some great coffee. I order the honey latte, which has a delicious honey that is thinned out with water so it isn’t too rugged. I drink the … More A Long, Perfect Day in Olympic National Park
We wake bright and early to the sounds of roosters crowing, dogs barking, and pigs oinking in the distance. We had camped overnight after driving to a farm in the middle of nowhere–Madras, Oregon–in the path of totality for the morning’s eclipse. Millions of people have traveled for this once-in-a-lifetime event. I make an aeropress … More The Transient Light & Collective Catharsis of the Solar Eclipse
I’ve been nominated! Proud to announce that Hanna from the Reaching Hot blog nominated me for the Liebster Award, an award of recognition passed down from travel blogger to travel blogger. Check out Hanna’s blogs from her home in the beautiful country Finland, the rest of Europe and Asia! Hanna’s Questions What is your biggest … More Our Little Blue Rock Nominated for the Liebster Award!