Ruminations from the Road

Thoughts and whims from the stars of
Tan Your Mind

It’s an Elephant’s World: Where to Find These Fantastic Beasts

Buddhist-inspired Places of Peace and Beauty

From Opium to Oolong: Chiang Rai and the Infamous Golden Triangle

Time to Say Goodbye

So Long, and Thanks for All the Pad Thai

Travelling vs. Travel Writing: A Deeper Connection

When it Comes to Travel, Love Trumps Fear

Welcome to the Real Lampang: A Dreamer’s Cafe and Artist’s Workshop

Meet Chalermchai Kositipipat, the White House’s Brilliant Architect

The Man With The Tinny Guitar

Mastering the Art of Thai Street Meat

Behind the Scenes: Travelling for Work vs. Travelling for Fun

Different, Different but Same: Finding a New Experience at the Lampang Market

The Thai Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

How to Enjoy the Journey in all its Forms

Don’t Buy the Buddha: Your Thai Souvenir Could Be Sacrilegious

When Talking Politics Abroad… Maybe Don’t

What it’s Like to Travel with a Literary Mind

The Adventure that is Eating an Insect

Bangkok’s Backpacker Fashion Report

Getting Tattooed on Khao San Road

Life After Thailand: Where You Should Jet Off To Next

Too Neurotic for a Massage

Never Question the Chunks: Why You Should Eat Street Meat in Thailand

A Sisterhood Born Abroad

6 Ways to Pass the Time on a 15-Hour Flight

The One Thing I’ll Never Travel Without

Why I Could Be an Expat in Thailand

Chiang Mai’s Cabaret is Second Only to Vegas

In the Jungle, the Spiders Sleep Tonight

Setting Fire to a Thai Kitchen… in a Good Way

Tea-Leaf Memories at the Choui Fong Tea Plantation

Chiang Rai’s Opium Museum Makes You Never Want to Try Opium

Chiang Rai’s Black Temple: If Buddha Walked into a Bar…

The Little Truk-Truk That Couldn’t

Chiang Rai’s White Temple is a Modern Architectural Marvel

Chalermprakiat: The Temple (Almost) in the Sky

In This One Man, You Can See the Future of Thailand

Sleeper Trains: The Best Way to Travel When All You Need is Sleep

The Worst Way to End a Thai Lantern Festival

Flight of the Sky Lanterns

Here’s to You, Grandma Poon

I Love the Open Road and All That It Suggests

That Time We Missed Our Train to Kanchanburi

The Ethics of Elephant Tourism in Thailand

Spending Remembrance Day on the Real-Life Bridge on the River Kwai

Reflections on Seeing My Grave in a Thai War Cemetery

What it Means to Make a Country Great

Investigation or Intrusion? Toeing the Travel Journalist’s Line

A Banana’s Worth: Haggling on the Chao Phraya River

Returning to Bangkok: Same-Same, But Different

6 Luxuries I Had No Idea People Actually Enjoyed in Airports

Jibbing From Jabs: Getting Travel-Vaccinated When It’s the Last Thing You Want to Do

The Push Factor: Less-Awesome Reasons Why We Travel

Forget “Finding Yourself” (Or: How Travel Transformed My Brain)

Thailand’s Four Most Stunning Unique Natural Wonders

Always With the Trekking: Ruminations on Keeping Up With Lena

Pretend Your Left Hand Doesn’t Exist, and Other Etiquette Tips to Follow in Thailand

I’ve Chosen My Shit Sandwich and It Tastes Damn Good

From Full Moon to Full Circle

Venturing Beyond the Bucket