I had been hearing about the Phuket Vegetarian Festival for years, but was always baffled by what it actually was and why the images I continued to see from the festival were nothing close to what I would expect from its name.
Sometimes, even though history is unbearable to revisit, we must. We must to change the future, to honor those that have lost their lives, to make sure that this never happens again. One such history is the tragegy that is still unfolding in Cambodia.
Thailand is an amazing and inspiring country to visit, but recent travel alerts by the U.S. Department of State may have some travelers worried about the safety of the region. Protests and unrest present a potential travel risk. Especially if you’re not an experienced traveler or haven’t been to Thailand before, the risk may seem daunting. What to do?
We discovered a great guest house in Trang, Thailand. It’s just a few years old and hasn’t really been discovered yet. It’s perfect for families!
After nineteen years, Ashley and I finally made it back to Thailand. In 1995, we split our time between an environmental NGO and a university biology department in the southern provinces of Trang and Songkhla, but had never had the time, money, and opportunity to get back until now.
It seems that everyone’s going to Koh Samui these days, and raving about it. An island in Thailand (actually, the second largest island, after Phuket), Koh Samui has beautiful white sandy beaches, coral reefs, and Plenty of coconut trees.