Tortoise on the Move

December 7, 2015

Gallery: Thailand


Photos from around Thailand, June 20 – July 13, 2015. For more on my trip, check out these posts about the islands (Andaman coast and Gulf coast), Chiang Mai, Elephant Nature Park, and our Thai cooking class


July 6, 2015

Thailand: Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Days 9-16 of a 3-week journey around Thailand, June 20-July 13, 2015


July 6, 2015

Chiang Mai: Elephant Nature Park


When Kate and I decided to officially add Thailand to the second half of our adventure, I already knew I wanted to visit Elephant Nature Park. I’d read about it on Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site, the same blog where I found In researching various tours, I also came across this article, a heartbreaking piece on elephant abuse by trekking companies, which led us to decide against any tours that involved trekking, or elephant riding. Elephant Nature Park offered us the opportunity to get up close and personal with elephants but acts as a sanctuary for the animals.


April 21, 2015

Gallery: All Around Noosa

Noosa National Park

“Voyage, travel, and change of place impart vigor.” – Seneca

Photos from Noosa National Park, Sunshine Beach, Eumundi Markets, and Noosa Farmers Market


March 12, 2015

TBT: Hagia Sophia, Underground Cistern, and the Prince’s Islands

Ceiling of the Hagia Sophia
Prince's Islands Ferry

Prince’s Islands Ferry

The Throwback Thursday series is a collection of posts from my collegiate adventures in Turkey (2011), Italy (2012), and Peru (2013). The entries include the original posting from the trip with a few minor edits – italicized in brackets –   in addition to a few photos. It’s fun to see how I’ve changed since and because of these particular trips, so I hope you enjoy these little slices of my travel history.


October 28, 2014

The Weekend Series: Blue Mountains

Three Sisters

Fun Fact: The Blue Mountains are not technically mountains, but rather an uplifted plateau divided up by a number of rivers.