Where did I go?

  Several people have asked me if I am ever going to blog again, and the short answer is: Yes!   So where did I go?   The long answer: Despite many threats to remain in Thailand given the disturbing election results, I begrudgingly returned to the U.S in December, spent a few weeks busting … More Where did I go?

The Mae Hong Son Loop Part 2: The Sounds of Thailand

Jimmy and I rented two motorbikes and embarked on a 7 night motorbike journey along the Mae Hong Son Loop, a 600km loop connecting Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son in northern Thailand. The roads wind through farming villages and traverse mountainous, rollercoaster terrain with spellbinding curves and lush forest and valley scenery. (The Mae … More The Mae Hong Son Loop Part 2: The Sounds of Thailand

The Mae Hong Son Loop Part 1: Roosters & Rum in Doi Inthanon

During a family trip to Michigan many years ago, my grandmother took myself, my brothers and my cousins go-karting. There was only one condition that we had to agree to:   Don’t crash.   “But what if I do?” I kept asking my Grandmother, unable to wrap my head around such a concrete, black-and-white rule. … More The Mae Hong Son Loop Part 1: Roosters & Rum in Doi Inthanon

The Trump Slump and Loi Krathong: A Resolve to Love and Defend

This is not an invitation to argue or debate. This is just a story about my emotional process post-election in the context of traveling in Thailand. [Wat Chong Klang lights up Jong Kham Lake in Mae Hong Son:]   When I found out who won the election, I crawled into bed and stayed there for … More The Trump Slump and Loi Krathong: A Resolve to Love and Defend

International Travel: Packing for Planned Spontaneity

I’m a big believer in destiny. Paulo Cuelo’s The Alchemist is like my Bible: “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” I believe that fate has in store for us what it will, and that our actions of free will are actually just manifestations of this. This doesn’t … More International Travel: Packing for Planned Spontaneity

GoFundMe: “Travel Blog Success”

Traditionally my blog has been a personal outlet and portfolio of writing on various topics, adventures, and concerns, with dabblings in photography and videoblogging. Writing in conjunction with multi-media projects has been a passion of mine since I was very, very young—my child’s resume would have boasted a regularly “published” snail-mail newsletter called “Quinn’s World,” … More GoFundMe: “Travel Blog Success”