My time at the farm has come to end. Normally when I write about an experience I have just had, I try to cultivate a reaction, a result, an emotional product that has been created from experiencing the experience. As much as I like things to be compartmentalized neatly into separate little boxes where I … More the blog post without a story
I spent a semester in NYC this Spring, finishing up a degree in Food Studies. A concrete jungle they say—and now I believe it. It was an odd transition going from caretaking to Thailand to the Big Apple. I’ve traveled around the world. I’ve been to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia. I’ve visited … More A little dose of farm therapy in New Hampshire
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?
Dear Readers, Back in October, you miraculously helped me raise the funds I needed to pursue a course in travel blogging. I was able to get started on the course right away, even completing some of the modules in time for my trip to Thailand. Thailand, I’d decided, would be my first “official” trip on … More Travel Blogging Lessons & Woes
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
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
Quinn the Girl began as a personal travel blog. Since my time in India, I’ve dabbled in other “genres” over the past couple of years, relaying stories of my miscellaneous goings-on and interests in the form of experimentation and exploration. And although I’ve taught myself to seek adventure and meaning, subtly evasive in the fibers … More Thailand Trip Announcement