Five Things to Avoid for Ethical Travel in Thailand

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

Incessant Adventure Despite the Turbulence of 2016 (Here’s to 2017)

Many people  around the world have experienced a tumultuous year in 2016. One of the most brutal years of the Syrian Civil War were met with scores of refugees overwhelming Europe and facilitating a climate of anti-immigrant rhetoric and political instability with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. Politics aside, Westerners mourned the loss … More Incessant Adventure Despite the Turbulence of 2016 (Here’s to 2017)

Chiang Mai: Food and Culture in a Green Mountain Wonderland

Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second most populous city, wouldn’t be described as sprawling. The pace is slow and the buildings are dwarfed by Bangkok’s financial districts. As we fly in, the mountains roll above the city, covered in a lush green. The languid streets come alive at night as the former capital of the Lanna empire turns … More Chiang Mai: Food and Culture in a Green Mountain Wonderland

A Vacation within a Vacation: Southern Thailand Beyond Phuket

After the sensory assault of Bangkok, it is time for some relaxation, dramatically immersive beach jungles, and some fresh seafood. We take our travels to Krabi, and to the totally secluded Railay Beach in particular. The airport is almost entirely open-air and probably has less than five gates. We haggle with an independent cabbie because we think … More A Vacation within a Vacation: Southern Thailand Beyond Phuket