All posts tagged "travel"

  • Bustling Bangkok: Insects, night-clubs and floating markets create welcome chaos on the last stop in Thailand

    We were warned about Bangkok: “It’s crowded,” “It’s loud,” “It’s soooo touristy.”  Those warnings weren’t wrong, but they also weren’t totally fair. Yes, Bangkok is certainly the largest, busiest and perhaps most tourist-centric city we’ve been to...

    • Posted November 27, 2017
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  • Ko Tao, the Island of Turtles, Divers or Food Lovers?

      After twenty-four hours of buses, planes, tuk-tuks and ferry boats, we finally made it to Ko Tao, the second stop on our tour of Thailand.   Recognized as one of the cheapest places in the world...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • Street Food and Smiles: Northern Thailand is an absolute must for travelers

    Everywhere you look in Chiang Mai, Thailand, you’ll find smiles: Smiles Books, Smiles Hotel, Smiles Hostel. It’s the land of smiles, smiles, smiles. Not as odd as it sounds considering how kind and, well, smiley the Thai...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • THE BUZZ 2: Defeated Drivers

    At least two lodged semis have closed Teton Pass in the last two weeks and irked commuters want change. JACKSON HOLE, WY – It has been a frustrating winter for those who travel Teton Pass often. Commuters...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: From the Gobi to Greater Yellowstone

    What endangered grizzlies in Mongolia can teach us about bruins in the West. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Douglas Chadwick was trekking through the Himalayas in search of snow leopards when he unexpectedly spied a grizzly grazing on...

    • Posted February 7, 2017
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  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: The End and the Beginning

    When the darkest times bring people to the light. JACKSON HOLE, WY – My visa expired and I have officially been kicked out of Greece. I cannot return for 82 days. Now I find myself in Turkey...

    • Posted January 31, 2017
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  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: Water Landing

    It’s 3 a.m. and a dinghy teeming with shivering people has arrived to the shore. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I awoke to my phone buzzing. It was the Chios Eastern Shore Rescue Team’s “Alpha” number calling (the...

    • Posted January 17, 2017
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    For the people living at the Souda refugee camp, life has become a game of concessions. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I didn’t know that color grey before I came here: snow melt mixed with raw ash, as...

    • Posted January 10, 2017
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  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: Backed Against a Wall

    Desperation has set in at the Souda refugee camp. JACKSON HOLE, WY – We arrived at Souda camp this morning to distribute women’s coats. The temperatures have plummeted, and it seems like no matter what we do,...

    • Posted January 3, 2017
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  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: No Home for the Holidays

    A story of darkness, light and perspective. JACKSON HOLE, WY – It doesn’t feel like Christmas in Souda Camp as I cozy into my favorite corner of Muhammed’s Ikea container, where I’ve spent so many afternoons sipping...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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