Lonely Planet Thai Phrasebook Will Save Your Life

Let’s face it – when you travel, it’s usually not the mundane, practical phrases you want to know. “How much is that?” “Where is the bathroom?” “Please take me here”. Boooooring. We often run into situations that guidebooks and phrasebooks do not prepare us for. Life isn’t all about asking people for directions and bathroom locations in nuanced … Continue reading

Mantra Samui Resort Review

My flight into Koh Samui was heralded by a tiny 50-or-so-person plane, painted with tropical fish and palm trees. I immediately anticipated that adventures were in my future and they involved nature on a grand scale. Mantra Samui, a mountain-etched resort appeared in the darkness as we took sharp turns up a steep mountain – … Continue reading

A Krabi Love Story

By the time I got to Krabi, the 10 days I spent in Thailand were coming to a close. I had been to the markets and the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, I had lain on the beaches of Koh Samui, sipped fruity cocktails under a blazing sun and kayaked in  42-island national park. What … Continue reading

Tablet Talk + Worldly Obsession = Hotel Bathtub <3

“The bathroom, dare I say it, was the best part. It held a two-foot-tall standalone stone tub, a marbled ivory color, with a carved icon statue overhead. A rainforest shower washed down onto a foot stand made of several polished wooden boards, directly across from a wide mirror and his and her’s sinks. An adequately … Continue reading

3 Things I Never Want to Forget About Bangkok

When you travel a lot, the memories can blend together. Afterward, the things that tend to stick out in your mind are an inextricable mélange of experiences, excursions, tastes and emotions; random triggers and jerks of deja vous. I recently journeyed to Thailand for two weeks, and my first stop was in Bangkok – a … Continue reading

5 Cool Destinations for the Restless at Heart

If you’re a travel addict, like me, then you too are always looking for your next fix. Example: I planned my Thanksgiving ’12 trip to Iceland before I left for my December ’11 trip to Thailand (correction: before I even did any itinerary-planning for Thailand). It’s sort of an unhealthy obsession that is sustained by … Continue reading