Travel in Thailand

Northern Thailand


IMG_0735Elephriends in Chiang Mai
PUBLISHED ON August 17, 2016

Chiang Mai is known for servicing as an access point for half day and full day trips to hang out with elephants. There are companies that allow you to feed them, ride them, play with them, and even shovel their poop. Yes, you have..more

DSC_0397A Brief Review of Chiang Mai Markets
PUBLISHED ON August 10, 2016

One of my favorite things about Thailand is the markets. Day markets, night markets, floating markets, walking markets, food markets, clothing markets…literally anything you…more

DSC_0398~Fly~ in Chiang Mai
PUBLISHED ON August 1, 2016

Sorry for the brief hiatus, I’ve been traveling for the past two weeks from Chiang Mai to Bangkok to the south to Bangkok and back, with little to no wifi to work with.  I finally got my first holiday off…more

Central Thailand


DSC_0856A Taste of Home – Hua Hin Hills Vineyard
PUBLISHED ON September 12, 2016

Despite the bombings and the chaos of Mother’s Day weekend, my friends and I decided to stick it out in Hua Hin. And I’m glad we did, after the initial two bombings Hua Hin fell back into being a sleepy little beach city…more

DSC_0824An Explosive Weekend in Hua Hin – When Bombs Go Off in the City You’re Visiting
PUBLISHED ON August 31, 2016

Hua Hin. Hua what? Most people outside of Thailand, or at least people in the US, haven’t really heard of picturesque little Hua Hin. It’s a small beach city about 200 kilometers…more

IMG_0491Suphan Buri City
PUBLISHED ON July 6, 2016

2 weekends ago I decided to explore my own province a little more and meet up with some Americans in Suphan Buri city, the big city in my province. It’s only about an hour by minibus, and only 80 baht, a little over $2. It’s a small city…more

DSC_0489 (1)Ayutthaya- WAT(hehe) to Do & What Not to Do
PUBLISHED ON July 4, 2016

In case the pun in the title was lost on you(as it was on my students) Wat is Thai for temple, and this post is about a bunch of Wats. Seeing as I had so much to say about Ayutthaya, I decided to do a separate post on…more

PUBLISHED ON June 27, 2016

To continue on my weekend of firsts, the weekend of June 17 also marked my first weekend trip. We can’t go too far on the weekends having only 2 days, especially with the speed at which Thai transportation…more

EditedFirstWeekBKKFirst Week – Orientation in Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON June 11, 2016

So, after a very long waiting period of 5 weeks since I finally made my decision, I FINALLY MADE IT TO THAILAND!!!!  This past week I’ve been in Bangkok for orientation with the companies I’m teaching through, CIEE…more

Southern Thailand


IMG_1007It’s Raining But Phuket – 2 Days in Phuket Town During Monsoon Season
PUBLISHED ON September 14, 2016

Ahhh the world renowned Phuket island. PS it’s pronounced Poo-ket, not Fuk-it, and definitely not Foo-ket. After popping onto Railay beach and Ton Sai to stay hello…more

13782251_10154436011123413_6151724480307731810_nMUAY THAI – IN THE RING WITH SAM & TINA

When Sam & I visited Koh Phi Phi (an island in the South) a couple weeks ago, upon recommendation we headed to Reggae Bar, a bar whose main feature is live Muay Thai boxing. There’s a ring in the middle of…more



After spending a rough few days in Koh Phi Phi, my friend Sam and I decided to head to a different island to see more of the South. Not really knowing much about any of the islands, we…more

DSC_0556Longtail Ride of Death: Snorkeling in Koh Phi Phi
PUBLISHED ON August 15, 2016

In addition to fiery jump ropes and Muay Thai bars, Koh Phi Phi also offers beautiful snorkeling, scuba diving, and other aquatic adventures. Originally, Sam and I had planned to sign up for a booze cruise…more

IMG_0989From Railay to Ton Sai, My First (Involuntary) Jungle Trek in Thailand
PUBLISHED ON August 8, 2016

The third island that Sam and I decided to hit during our week of island hopping in the South was Ton Sai. Ton Sai beach…more

DSC_0518I Lost My Keys, My Favorite Earrings, and My Dignity in Koh Phi Phi
PUBLISHED ON August 3, 2016

Shout out to my awesome school for allowing farang teachers to have time off during Thai Midterms. I finally had enough time to head south and see the real life Pinterest…more