Daily Wanderlust: Tio Pepe in Madrid

One of the first sights after emerging from the Madrid Metro into the heart of the city is the Tio Pepe sign in Puerta del Sol. Perched atop the city’s City Hall, the famous sign has stood since 1936. Sadly, this past summer the historic sign was taken down to make way for a newContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Tio Pepe in Madrid”

Daily Wanderlust: Elephant Love

My days at Elephant Nature Park consist of a lot of animal time. When Navann, the park’s new baby, was born on Oct. 28, it thrilled me to no end. I get to spend time with a baby elephant! And, while I don’t get to see him too often, the times I do are pureContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Elephant Love”

Escape of the week: Tokyo’s Mount Takao

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ian at BorderlessTravel.com Escaping the city for lush green forests, temples, and hiking is surprisingly easy for people living or visiting Tokyo.  Located on the outskirts of Tokyo’s bustling metropolis sits mount Takao, a natural recreation area providing an excellent escape for nature lovers. Sushi, shopping andContinue reading “Escape of the week: Tokyo’s Mount Takao”

Escape of the Week: the ghost town of Nelson, Nevada

It’s a long, mountain-framed drive to arrive at the ghost town of Nelson, Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas. This tiny, dusty town  is about a 40 minute drive from the sensory-overload of Sin City, and a gorgeous spot to simply breathe in the fresh air and spy relics from a bygone era when miningContinue reading “Escape of the Week: the ghost town of Nelson, Nevada”

Daily Wanderlust: the spectacular airplane window view

Oh, America. It’s been four months since I’ve been in this great country of mine. Two weeks ago, I made the long-haul trip from Chiang Mai back to America. It was exhausting. It was long. Damn. It. Was. Long. But, on the other side of the world, there were friends and family waiting for me.Continue reading “Daily Wanderlust: the spectacular airplane window view”

Daily Wanderlust: A market in Siem Reap

Cambodia. If you asked me a year ago, I never would have thought I would make it there. But, life changes and as an expat in Thailand, I get to do a lot of things (like heading to Bali), which I originally never thought possible. In October, I headed to Cambodia for work (Save ElephantContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: A market in Siem Reap”

Daily Wanderlust: Navann, the baby elephant

A few weeks ago, Elephant Nature Park welcomed a new baby boy to the herd — Navann. Of course, there will be a story coming, but for now, enjoy this adorable little guy! If you want more baby, be sure to check out this video of his first “bath.”

Escape of the Week: La Boqueria Mercat in Barcelona

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by travel blogger Nic Freeman. Strolling through the bustling La Boqueria Mercat in Barcelona is a bit like falling down a Spanish rabbit hole into a vibrant, food-filled wonderland: once there, your senses become saturated and you are led on a journey of delights, adventures, bizarre encounters and cultural quirks. Also known asContinue reading “Escape of the Week: La Boqueria Mercat in Barcelona”

Daily Wanderlust: a Grand Mirage Resort room with a view

I’ve dreamed of going to the exotic Indonesian island of Bali for ages. Pretty sure even before that book came out all about eating, praying and loving. In my mind, I always envisioned a paradise of sorts where reality and dreams mingle together on the soft sands of the Indian Ocean. You know what? It’s true. AContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: a Grand Mirage Resort room with a view”