Travel Stories

Cliff Jumping at the Chiang Mai Grand Canyon

Chiang Mai Grand Canyon

Jumping off the 10-15 meter high cliff into a water-filled quarry was one of the most adventurous activities I’ve engaged upon this year. It’s not for the faint of heart, but is something everyone should try at least once. Update: This point was written after my first visit in 2015. The information has been updated in 2017, and I’ve crossed …

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Conquering the Doi Suthep Jungle

Sunset in Second Doi Suthep Hike

I wasn’t going to let my story of getting lost in the Doi Suthep jungle end the way it did. What kind of adventurer would I be if I gave up like that? No, the only solution was to get back into that jungle and find where I went wrong. Success! My friend Gwen and I started out from Old Town Chiang …

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Why Hang Street Performers Are Best

Hang Street Performer Istanbul

The Hang, also known as a hang drum or handpan, is a new instrument in the street musician scene. Hang street performers have produced some of the most incredible shows I’ve seen, and I’m always on the lookout for more. My first introduction to the Hang was in Brussels, Belgium. I was invited to a couchsurfing event and had no idea …

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A Guide to Eating Ice Cream Internationally

Barcelona Tourist Loving Ice Cream

I might be considered obsessive when it comes to eating ice cream. As if there were such a thing. I’ve averaged eating ice cream at least once a day this year, and I was eating three gelatos a day in Italy. In my travels, I’ve learned that ice cream is not always ice cream. Certainly don’t confuse Italian gelato with it. Turkey might …

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Getting Lost in a Jungle in Thailand

Lost in a Jungle in Thailand

This is a story about how I got lost in a jungle in Thailand. It might better be called “Why You Shouldn’t Get Lost in a Jungle in Thailand!” The story begins when another blogger (Celia of TravelMarinade.com), her friend and I decided to ride a motorcycle (just one) up to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep and then hike up to …

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