China, Food, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand

My Favorite Markets in Asia

A marketplace is where a community comes together. People gather to buy, sell, eat, drink, laugh, gossip and connect. Around the world, so many family’s livelihoods depend on a thriving market. In America, we don’t really have an equivalent. Farmer’s markets are fun & quirky, but rarely does an entire community do their shopping at… Continue reading My Favorite Markets in Asia

Life in Asia, Thailand

48 Hours in Chiang Mai – The Exploress Guest Blog Post

I recently got to step back into one of my favorite cities in Asia, not physically unfortunately, but in writing and in memory. The Exploress, an awesome group of female travelers, photographers & bloggers, asked me to capture 48 hours in a city, and I just had to write about Chiang Mai, Thailand. This was… Continue reading 48 Hours in Chiang Mai – The Exploress Guest Blog Post

Food, Funny & Weird, Holidays, Life in Asia, Thailand

8 Things I Loved in Thailand

Memories, moments, photos and souvenirs. I can make lists of the things I loved in Thailand, but I know I won't forget, because they are part of me now. 8. Mekong River Boat Ride to Laos Up at the Golden Triangle in Northern Thailand, as you gaze across into Myanmar & Laos, you can rent… Continue reading 8 Things I Loved in Thailand

Funny & Weird, Life in Asia, Thailand

How Many Showers Have You Taken Today?

I’m from Florida. I get hot weather. I’m used to walking outside and sweating in the heat and the humidity. But typically I’m going outside from my air conditioned home to my air conditioned car and driving to my air conditioned office/store/establishment. But let me tell you what Thailand doesn’t have a lot of…air conditioning.… Continue reading How Many Showers Have You Taken Today?

Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Thailand

Photographing Chiang Mai’s Landmarks

I love photography, and I love photographing well-known landmarks in a city. Capturing something familiar and making it your own is such a rush. In Chiang Mai, most of the well-known landmarks are actually Buddhist temples. Today I took the time to photograph the prominent Wat Chedi Luang right in the center of town. Construction… Continue reading Photographing Chiang Mai’s Landmarks

Funny & Weird, Holidays, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Thailand

Wet & Wild Songkran

It’s April in Southeast Asia, and the time to celebrate the New Year is upon us. It’s Songkran time! This is my first time celebrating Songkran, and it’s been an experience that I’ll never forget. While Songkran has been known for it’s water fights, foam parties, and a drunken excuse to not work for a… Continue reading Wet & Wild Songkran

Life in Asia, Thailand

Trendy Coffee Shops in Chiang Mai

You know those people who live at coffee shops & cafes? Not literally, of course, but they arrive just after lunch, order a bottomless cup of brew, and sit there until dinner time? Well, I’m one of those. I love a good coffee shop. It’s not even just about the coffee, but the whole environment.… Continue reading Trendy Coffee Shops in Chiang Mai

Life in Asia, Thailand

Makeshift Makeup Corner

A girl on the road sacrifices many “vanities” or comforts of home. A boundless wardrobe is replaced by whatever fits in your suitcase. Shoes are chosen not by fashion, but practicality. And of course, when traveling on a budget, sometimes your accommodations aren’t as convenient as home. At home, I have a bathroom sink &… Continue reading Makeshift Makeup Corner

Life in Asia, Thailand

Street Shopping

Is anything as thrilling as shopping at street market while traveling? It’s the chance to discover treasures or trash, a great deal or a terrible rip-off, a keepsake, a memory, or an unforgettable experience. It’s something we rarely embrace or experience in America. Sure we have flea markets [still not sure why that’s what we… Continue reading Street Shopping