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

The Canadian Rockies are Calling, the Wolves Howling at the Moon

Since we know we’re headed the furthest north either of us have ever been, my girlfriend and I begin our road trip by driving the full expanse of California, starting south of Los Angeles, stopping for the delicious Temple Coffee in Sacramento, and staying overnight in the undesirable town of Redding, the only benefit being the … More The Canadian Rockies are Calling, the Wolves Howling at the Moon

After 5 Years of Drought, Southern California Comes Back to Life

About a year ago I went to Laguna Beach Wilderness Park and took the short hike to Barbara’s Lake. Except it wasn’t a lake any longer. Instead, a dry and cracked crater sat dying in the hot sun due to the unrelenting and uncompromising California drought, which lasted five years. Now as I walk over the … More After 5 Years of Drought, Southern California Comes Back to Life

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