Category: Chiang Mai

  • Best DIY writing retreat destinations

    Best DIY writing retreat destinations

    Despite the fact that writing is a solitary act, most writing retreats charge hundreds of dollars to bring you together with a bunch of other writers and inundate you with workshops and talks about the writing and publishing industry. If you’re just looking for a quiet place to sit and write, you’re largely on your…

  • Flying domestically in Thailand

    Flying domestically in Thailand

    I had always been told that getting around Thailand was really simple because they have a great system of trains in place. Train travel is safe, efficient, and comfortable. Based on the city trains in Bangkok, I’m sure that’s true. But what I didn’t imagine was that train travel would take so long. Flying domestically…

  • Shopping in Thailand

    Shopping in Thailand

    I wouldn’t have pegged Thailand as a great shopping destination, but it is. Going to the markets was a fun and unique experience in every city. And I ended up coming home with more than a few things I never expected to buy. So Thailand may be a good place to bring an empty bag.…

  • Visiting Thailand’s Doi Inthanon National Park

    Visiting Thailand’s Doi Inthanon National Park

    Just two hours out of Chiang Mai sits the highest point in Thailand. The peak is part of the Shan Hills, which connects farther north to the Himalayas. The summit sits at 2565 meters above sea level, which is just under 8500 feet. For an altitude that high, Doi Inthanon hardly feels like a mountain…

  • A night with the ladyboys of the Chiang Mai Cabaret

    A night with the ladyboys of the Chiang Mai Cabaret

    Thailand has no shortage of nightlife. Even in a time of mourning, the bars and clubs in Bangkok and Phuket are still packed every night. But if you’re not in the mood for a ping show or watching a local band cover Maroon 5 songs, then head over to the Chiang Mai Cabaret for a…

  • A complete guide to getting around cities in Thailand

    A complete guide to getting around cities in Thailand

    As much as I love Thailand, I have to admit, getting around is not the easiest thing in the world and it’s where you’re most likely to be swindled. But it’s helpful to know what you’re getting into so you’re not blindsided when you get there. Accept that you’re going to be price-gouged Before I…