Travel Safety: How Dangerous is Thailand?

Thailand can be one of the most beautiful tourist destinations on the planet, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. To those who travel extensively this warning may sound all too familiar, but don’t take it lightly. It is not uncommon to have certain dangers associated with popular tourist destinations. This is […]

Elephant Nature Park: In a Far and Distant Land Lives HOPE

There’s a lot to be said for living vicariously through the travels of your friends. With on-line blogs, social media sites and super duper travel literary portals such as ours, the possibilities are endless. My dear friend Lydia Terry has spent the last several months traveling through Thailand. Along the way she shares her adventures via […]

Tips for Trekking Northern Thailand

Guidebooks and travel agencies advertise similar things in their hill trek tours: staying in a far removed hill tribe, cooking and eating native cuisine, elephant rides, visiting tea plantations, and so on.  In my experience we got all that we paid for in our trek, but the isolated hill tribe we stayed in did not […]

Bangkok, Thailand: P is for Ping Pong

My single plain white walled room housed a tiny window opposite the door which allowed little light to come through even on the brightest of days. However, a sheet of corrugated iron that had come loose from the roof outside blocked the rest of any sun that could penetrate, which made the place feel a […]

Phi Phi Don Island, Thailand: Life After Tsunami

Phi Phi Don Island has experienced a rebirth. Located in Southern Thailand between Phuket and the mainland, Phi Phi suffered a significant hit during the 2004 Asian Tsunami. Despite losing nearly all its infrastructure, six years later Phi Phi has nearly completed its rebuilding and is once again a prime spot for travelers looking to […]