In case you are not aware, I grew up in Arizona. My desert upbringing familiarized me with various shapes and sizes of cacti, the different textures of each of the mountain ranges that completely encircled my hometown, and, as I often bemoaned, the color brown. Every flight I took, primarily in those angst-filled preteen years, I would … More a conversation about color
Scott recently purchased an old Jeep and we finally had a long weekend free to test it out on the road. It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that we ran into a few issues. Did you know that old Jeeps can run on gas OR propane? And that there is a tiny switch that changes what fuel … More zen and the art of jeep maintenance
I hope you guys like horse pictures. These are all from Farm Mor Por and Mirasierra up in Khao Yai, my new favorite thing about my favorite place.
You really don’t need an excuse to escape to the beach. But, if I had to use one, my one-year Thailand anniversary was as good a reason as any. The trip consisted of the usual suspects: Ja, Michael and John. Location: Koh Samet, a short drive and ferry ride from Bangkok. We did our fair share of … More vacation life
A bit of random Bangkok action from my DSLR while I work on some new content for this site. What kinds of articles do you want to see? I’m thinking of heading into a more general lifestyle direction, while still sticking with the concept of travel and living abroad. Let me know in the comments!
When I lived in the Netherlands, my mother made the journey to Breda, met my friends and experienced my daily European life. This year, she added Thailand to the list. Only this time, we rode motorbikes instead of bicycles, sipped tropical drinks on a river instead of shots of vodka from a water bottle, and walked through jungles instead of cobbled streets. … More mothership has landed
To celebrate 2015, I headed north with two of my Bangkok besties to ride ill-equipped motorbikes around the beautiful Mae Hong Son loop…here’s a little recap. day one Ja and I arrived via bus at about 5am. Only McDonalds was open, so we camped out until we could find a proper coffee shop to await … More motorcycle diaries
I’ve had some really solid weekends in Thailand. The weekend of Wonderfruit, though, has to be one of my favorites so far. Not just a music festival, Wonderfruit also focused on food, art, and community. One of the main selling points of the event was the focus on sustainability, a fresh idea in a part of the world … More wonderfruiting my face off
Sometimes weekends sneak up on me. I hate doing the same old thing, so sometimes, on a whim, I’ll point to somewhere on a map of Thailand, throw some gear into a bag, and hit the bus station. One such weekend, I got Scott and John to join me as I ventured to a new … More petchabun problems
Our trip wrapped up with sunrise coffees, a trip to Chiang Mai’s famous temple, Doi Suthep, nighttime massages, a lot more motorbike riding, and waterfalls. The daydreams of living up in those mountains, taking my motorcycle out on weekends to explore new trails and overlooks, sipping coffee at one of the city’s many (many) cafes … More try and make me leave (pt. 3)
I was quickly falling in love with Chiang Mai, as I was sure I would. After the rest of our friends arrived the next morning, we all gathered in a caravan to head into the hills – Jovo and Ivana on their bike, Ja and I on ours, the rest of the gang in Golf’s … More i’m a verb (pt. 2)
Open to: On Nut Market on a rainy evening. A table full of friends, most of them new to me. This is where the seed was planted regarding a train trip to Chiang Mai for the Thai holiday of Loy Krathong. I almost didn’t go out that night – but I am sure glad I … More loy, loy krathong (pt. 1)