This morning, I woke up to find myself quoted on Communicating Across Boundaries. Marilyn created a terrific little graphic with a travel quote I left on her blog several days ago. Please drop by her site and leave your own quote about travel. Check out the posts on her site while you’re at it. She is full of wisdom and insights.
By Jenni Gate I apologize for my recent absence. There is a lot going on with my day job and with our personal lives. We have decided to put our house up for sale, probably in January/February. That means every weekend has … Continue reading →
By Jenni Gate When we booked our tour to Baanchang Elephant Park, we were unaware that there is any controversy in the eco-tourism world about the morality of elephant parks. We learned that there are approximately 14 elephant camps in the … Continue reading →
By Jenni Gate My friend Marilyn Gardner, launched her book into the world last night. Between Worlds is a book of essays detailing her experience growing up as a Third Culture Kid (TCK), mostly in Pakistan as the child of missionary … Continue reading →
Cooking school ranks high on the list of things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We booked our class through Thai Kitchen Cookery Centre, but there are several schools to choose from. Thai Kitchen Cookery Centre is the original cooking school in Chiang Mai. Most offer half-day and full-day options, and some even offer trips to a local farm. We chose a half-day course with pick-up from our hotel. The school has vegetarian options. The price was 800 Baht each, or about $24 each. After gathering us at the cooking school, we selected the recipes we wanted to cook.
I am pleased to feature Tayo Rockson in a guest post today. Tayo featured me on his blog last week. Tayo Rockson is an author, podcaster, and digital marketer. Born in Nigeria and raised throughout Africa, Europe, North America and Asia, Tayo’s … Continue reading →
By Jenni Gate I am a guest today on Tayo Rockson’s Blog. Tayo is an Adult Third Culture Kid (ATCK), like me, who grew up on several different continents. He is passionate about helping others, especially other global nomads. Ever since … Continue reading →
By Jenni Gate We fell in love with Chiang Mai. This was the place we most wanted to explore in Thailand, and it did not disappoint. While in the city, we did the typical tourist activities, shopping in the night market, … Continue reading →
By Jenni Gate I am thrilled to have been asked to write a guest post for Sleuthsayers.org about writing settings in exotic locations. It is such an honor. The post is up now. I would love comments! Here’s an excerpt: “To … Continue reading →
By Jenni Gate Normally when I read memoirs, I take my time getting through them to absorb the entire experience and think through the challenges and observations of the author. Reading Trailing: A Memoir, by Kristin Louise Duncombe, was like reading a … Continue reading →
By Jenni Gate Wishing to see more of the city of Chiang Mai than the Old City where we were staying, we took a Red Truck or Songthaew to Wat Chaimongkhon where we hired a long-tail boat to take us down … Continue reading →
By Jenni Gate We are back from Thailand and settling back into our routines. The trip was a whirlwind, and although the time went fast, we had the opportunity to speak with many expats and Thais about Thailand, life there, … Continue reading →
By Jenni Gate Our trip to Thailand was long, with an hour flight to Vancouver, a 12-hour flight from Vancouver to Guangzhou, China and another 2-hour flight on to Bangkok. We overnighted in a cheap, mediocre hotel, then flew to Krabi the following … Continue reading →
By Jenni Gate Once you’ve booked your ticket, started researching what you want to see and do, and roughed out an itinerary for exploring your destination, you need a checklist for international travel. Ours includes purchasing maps and guidebooks, booking hotels … Continue reading →