Daily Wanderlust: Rainbows in Koh Samui

Koh Samui can be described in one word: paradise. Yes, this gorgeous island located in southern Thailand offers paradise to travelers in need of a break from the crowded Bangkok, the land-locked Chiang Mai or even the backpacker loop of SE Asia. Here, you can unwind in adorable bungalows, sip exotic cocktails, party like you’reContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Rainbows in Koh Samui”

Beach Republic: a lesson in boozin’ it up

There are two things Beach Republic, located in the northern part of Lamai on Koh Samui, makes very clear: You’re on holiday (!) — drink, drink and drink some more. And, you, too, can own your own little slice of paradise on the island. There is no escaping either of these two messages. Even inContinue reading “Beach Republic: a lesson in boozin’ it up”

Rejuvenation at Breeze Spa

Joy, my massage therapist, rolls the hot rocks gently over the back of my legs, sending a jolt of electricity through my body. I’m laying, face down, staring at a bowl full of flowers, breathing the aromatic scent of lavendar and other essential oils, as she slowly works the stones into my muscles, using themContinue reading “Rejuvenation at Breeze Spa”

Party like you’re underage in Chewang

It’s a humid night on Koh Samui when I head out from Amari to meet two of my friends in the heart of Chewang. I’ve got no idea what to expect, but once I start walking, I begin to imagine the bars in Chewang will be similar to the backpacker enclave I so loathe inContinue reading “Party like you’re underage in Chewang”

Ahh, Amari

I have a checklist for what constitutes my version of paradise: 1. A gorgeous location 2. Something gorgeous to view 3. Someplace gorgeous to stay 4. The ability to tune out the real world and relish all of the gorgeous Amari Palm Reef in Koh Samui is one example of my paradise. Located in theContinue reading “Ahh, Amari”

Vacation, all I ever wanted

There’s a panic that sets in sometimes. A panic of being stationary. When this panic sets in, I normally high tail it out of the place I am to embark on an adventure. But, this time, I don’t want to do that. I just want a break.  Some “me” time that whisks me out of myContinue reading “Vacation, all I ever wanted”

Daily Wanderlust: Storms on Samui

There is a gentle breeze in the air and dark, ominous clouds hovering over our heads as Paula and I make our way from the main loop road in Lamai down to the beach on one of Thailand’s biggest islands, Koh Samui. “It definitely looks like it is going to rain,” we say to eachContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Storms on Samui”