Pieces of Pai – Favorite Spots

If you’re looking to experience authentic Thai culture, Pai probably isn’t the place to do it. Pai is 100% a backpacker town. Yet, it is a truly beautiful area with endless spots to explore. After going to Pai for a weekend trip while teaching (a long haul), I found it just wasn’t enough time. So I…

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Siem Reap: Exploring the Ancient City of Angkor

If you know something about Southeast Asia, you’ve probably heard about Angkor Wat – the world’s largest religious monument, one of the wonders of the world… It’s truly a surreal experience taking a walk through the ancient city of Angkor, where hundreds of ancient temple ruins remain incredibly well-preserved.  During my time in Siem Reap over a 4…

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Chiang Mai: Experience Northern Thailand

When most people think of Thailand, they picture the post-card image of long tail boats along gorgeous blue waters with limestone formations. However, this city located in the northern part of Thailand is quite a popular tourist spot as well with some spectacular landscapes and sightseeing destinations. Set amidst mountains, waterfalls and countless beautiful landscapes,…

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Shore Thoughts

There’s something about the ocean, something that seems to remind us that we are alive again.  Well, at least for me.  Something about its vastness, the power of the crashing waves, the peacefulness.  Everyone loves the beach, but I love the ocean.  It’s not about the restaurants, the boardwalk, the rides, not even the ice…

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