Three kinds of memorable experiences in Nan, Thailand

Visiting Nan in northern Thailand (a confusing name for a town, since my son calls his grandmother Nan - just pronounced slightly differently!) was another wonderful Thai experience, following on from my trip to Phrae as part of the Australian Society of Travel Writers convention. For me, … [Read more...]

Secret Thailand: Phrae and Nan – Episode 111 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I've had such a wonderful travelling year and I'm excited to bring you this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast about my recent experiences in Thailand. But it's not just about Thailand, but secret Thailand! - the parts that western tourists haven't really discovered in any numbers … [Read more...]

My Phrae, Thailand trip: Three temples, one indigo scarf and so much food!

Heading to Thailand and want to visit somewhere a little different? This was only my second trip to Thailand but I was so excited to have the chance to go off the beaten path a bit, so I've got two recommendations for you in northern Thailand. First up: the town of Phrae (and it was followed up by … [Read more...]

Thailand, elephants and combining them right

I've been meaning to write about Thailand, and elephants, for the longest time, but this week I got to interview my lovely friend Diana of DTravelsRound for the podcast and of course I asked her to talk about some of her experiences with elephants in Thailand. She's the whole reason I got interested … [Read more...]

5 things I didn’t expect in Bangkok (and 3 I did)

Apparently, it's the year of surprises. Having travelled to a few Asian cities before, I had some fairly set expectations for Bangkok. Crazy busy chaos was basically what I thought awaited me - along with some delicious food and fun people. But just like Iceland did, Bangkok decided to serve … [Read more...]

Solo travel as a mother: An alternate reality trip to Bangkok

Everything changes when you have children. If you've been living and travelling across the world for years before you have children, then things change even more. And I've been thinking about that a lot this week. Heading to Bangkok on my own (kind of) Last week I spent five nights in Bangkok … [Read more...]