Thailand - Mindful Wanderlust

Losing A Loved One: The Story of Owl

I don’t recall whether Cody and I noticed Owl when we first arrived at PAWS, but we certainly fell in love with her quickly after. PAWS cares for sick, injured, and abused stray animals

Our Tips for Responsible Travel

  My mother was the first person who introduced me to the incredibly exciting world of travel. When she took me on my first trip, I had never before heard of responsible travel; nor had I

Our Day at Pata Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand

  During our many months in Thailand, Cody and I have seen heartbreakingly miserable orangutans, tigers chained so close to the ground that they couldn’t stand; crocodile meat, crocodile hand bags, and a crocodile show

2014 Year in Review

    It is incredible how quickly the time flies. Last year at this time we were in the Kingdom of Bhutan exploring the amazing country and volunteering with Humane Society Asia, and today we are

After 28 Months On the Road, We’re Heading Home

  28 months…..843 days……20,232 hours There are times that I think about what I would be doing had Cody and I not embarked on 28 months of travel around the world. …..actually, I have not thought once

The Truth About Elephant Tourism

Posted by • February 27, 2014 • Featured ,Responsible Travel ,Stories ,Thailand ,Vegan 88 Comments

  Only a few days into our week at Elephant Nature Park, Cody and I were chosen amongst a few other volunteers to care for a newborn baby elephant that had been abandoned by his mother. Because

Year in Review 2013

Posted by • January 12, 2014 • Bhutan ,Canada ,Featured ,Laos ,Myanmar ,Stories ,Thailand 36 Comments

  Cody and I are mindful of our past year. We have seen, and done so many amazing things, and have experienced some incredible moments; but to have it documented on video and to be

Vegetarian Festival in Thailand

Posted by • November 27, 2013 • Featured ,Thailand ,Vegan 28 Comments

  For some strange reason Cody and I had decided not to attend Thailand’s Vegetarian Festival. And then we came to our senses. Now this is our kind of festival (not so much the stabbing anything

Thailand Changed My Life…Why I Went Vegan

Posted by • August 21, 2013 • Featured ,Responsible Travel ,Thailand ,Vegan 50 Comments

  To be fair, it could have been any country.   But it was Thailand. And I could have been volunteering with orangutans, or sloth bears. But elephants are one of my favorite animals, so I chose

Our time at Elephant Nature Park

Posted by • February 6, 2013 • Featured ,Stories ,Thailand 41 Comments

  Here at Elephant Nature Park we have had the pleasure to interact and spend time with some of the most incredible animals on the planet. We’ve helped to care for a new born baby elephant

This is Rocky

Posted by • November 23, 2012 • Featured ,Stories ,Thailand 19 Comments

This is Rocky. Rocky was found by an employee of Elephant Nature Park, who brought him to the clinic. He likely suffered a blow to the face with a machete or something similar. Rocky is very lucky

Elephant Nature Park (Learning About The Asian Elephant)

Posted by • October 19, 2012 • Stories ,Thailand 26 Comments

Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai province, Thailand is founded by Sangduen  Chailert (Lek) “Lek” means small in Thai, but she is a force. She came from humble beginnings, born in a small hill tribe village in