Daily Wanderlust: Bath time at Elephant Nature Park

Since I now am an expat in Thailand, spending my days helping Save Elephant Foundation (which includes a healthy mix of visiting it’s flagship project, Elephant Nature Park), I have oh-so many photos of life here. Namely, life with elephants. Let’s face it, I could take photos of tuk tuks, views from my apartment andContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Bath time at Elephant Nature Park”

Daily Wanderlust: Morning glow at Elephant Nature Park

One of the best things about my expat life in Thailand is working for Save Elephant Foundation, which supports my most favorite place in the world, Elephant Nature Park. A perk of my gig is that I get to head the 60 km north once a week or so to take photos, meet reporters andContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Morning glow at Elephant Nature Park”

Daily Wanderlust: the coolest tuk tuk in Chiang Mai

I’d seen it before — this tricked out, pimped out tuk tuk — cruising along the moat road in Chiang Mai. “I have to get a ride in that!” I said to my friend as it motored by. Three weeks later, as I walk with people out of my favorite restaurant at Thae Pae Gate,Continue reading “Daily Wanderlust: the coolest tuk tuk in Chiang Mai”

Daily Wanderlust: Exploring ghosts of war in Bosnia and Hercegovina

The stunning country of Bosnia and Hercegovina is one of my favorite places in the world. Here, a tragic past collides with a beautiful present. In Sarajevo, the scars of war are fresh. Any walking tour will clearly point to the roses which stand to remind people of the tragic deaths that took place duringContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Exploring ghosts of war in Bosnia and Hercegovina”

Daily Wanderlust: A Hut in Rwanda

 En route to finding gorillas during our trek in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, we had to hike uphill, through mountainous farmland. With clouds hanging low in the sky, and the air thick with humidity and burning, we plowed through fields, climbing ever higher to the bamboo forest and then the jungle. Along the way,Continue reading “Daily Wanderlust: A Hut in Rwanda”

Daily Wanderlust: History in Sarajevo

Despite its tragic past, today Sarajevo stands out as one of the most magnificent and beautiful places I have ever visited. The people. The land. The history. They all stand as a testament to even the worst horrors that could befall a place, a population, can bounce back and overcome. I spent a week inContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: History in Sarajevo”

Daily Wanderlust: a view of the Land of Valencia

I’ve gotten to do some pretty sweet things in my travels, including off-roading in Spain. I’m not the biggest fan of (the very British) Benidorm, but put me in a bright yellow Jeep, throw in some awesome people and tell me we are going off-roading and I am sold. We cruised up, up, up andContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: a view of the Land of Valencia”

Daily Wanderlust: The golden hour at Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

Walking down the main drag in Sunny Beach reminds me a lot of Senior Beach Week in Ocean City, Maryland: scantily clad teens and college-aged kids, families, and heaps of parties (hello, laser-foam-pink-eye-factory shenanigans). Like Benidorm in Spain, Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach is lacking a bit of the local culture. But, for what it lacks inContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: The golden hour at Sunny Beach, Bulgaria”

Daily Wanderlust: Bebelplatz in Berlin, Germany

There is a lot of history in Berlin, Germany. Without a doubt. The Wall. The old artist squats and street art. The stark Holocaust memorial. The reminders of a recent dark past can be found throughout this gorgeous an historic city. During my time in Berlin, I took two tours — one that dealt withContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Bebelplatz in Berlin, Germany”

Daily Wanderlust: The leather of Fez, Morocco

Morocco is  a whirlwind of sights, sounds, smells. From the souks to the orange juice stands, the medinas are a constant attack of the senses until you are able to escape to a riad. Honestly, it was not my favorite place in my travels. It was very hard to be a solo female throughout mostContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: The leather of Fez, Morocco”