Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai Thailand

Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai Thailand

Traditionally, elephants have been used for manual labor and logging. Once logging became illegal, many tribes, like the Karen people in the hills of Chiang Mai, began renting their elephants to Elephant Camps where they perform and carry over half a ton on their back to allow people to ride them. In order to get…Read more Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai Thailand

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One Night in Shanghai

My younger sister is an actor and was coming up to the end of her contract on a touring show that had taken her all over the US for about 9 months – such a fun job! Of course, constantly being with other people had taken its toll on her introvert heart, and she desperately…Read more One Night in Shanghai

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A Week in the Twin Cities – a Guide on What to Do and Where to Eat in Minneapolis St. Paul

Minnesota will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s where my family lived until I was seven, so I have tons of wonderful memories from my childhood, and we’d visit family in the southern part of the state, but I hadn’t spent much time in the cities in years! So naturally, since my…Read more A Week in the Twin Cities – a Guide on What to Do and Where to Eat in Minneapolis St. Paul

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Hiking Mt. Ida in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park

Despite the trail signs that suggest Mt. Ida is 4 miles to the summit, it's a 9.6-mile round trip hike through Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park near Grand Lake. The trail starts at the Poudre Lake Trailhead at Milner Pass with a very well-defined, shaded trail with a few initial steep inclines – don't get used…Read more Hiking Mt. Ida in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park

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Traveling Vegan: Airport Hacks

When I first went veg, traveling was the hardest part. I mean, it's hard enough to find healthy-ish food in an airport, but now let's find some healthy-ish food that doesn't have any meat, eggs or dairy... and I'd prefer that it be lightly processed. GOOD LUCK! As a person who occasionally experiences a mean…Read more Traveling Vegan: Airport Hacks