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What $600 in Rent Buys You on Koh Tao thumbnail

A perpetual nomad allergic to leases but obsessed with real estate — it’s not an oxymoron; it’s me. Growing up my parents made a hobby out of attending open houses when we had no intention to move, and these days, from the moment I enter a new apartment I start plotting how to politely ask its…

Photo of the Week

Today’s Photo of the Week post is a very special edition — it’s combining two weeks into one! Yes, yes — let’s spin it that way. A special edition sounds a lot better than I didn’t get my act together last weekend, don’t you think? In my defense, the last two weeks kind of blurred together…

Hike Your Heart Out Koh Tao: Fraggle Rock and Laem Tien thumbnail

Koh Tao has a reputation for being a dive and party island. And while both those things are true — and Koh Tao does them proud — there is so much more to this little baby island than that. We’ve got plenty to landlubbers busy during the day: a trapeze school, Muay Thai gyms, a Thai…

Koh Tao Dive Site Spotlight: Sail Rock thumbnail

I had high ambitions of getting my dive on on a regular basis throughout my three months back in Thailand. Unfortunately, bad conditions and a very low low season resulted in less boats going out, and lots of distractions meant I wasn’t always on them when they did. But when I saw my friends at Roctopus…

It’s a Dog’s Life on Koh Tao thumbnail

The following post is written by me and brought to you in collaboration with DogVacay — and there’s a special treat for my canine-loving readers at the end of it! Thanks for helping support Meihoukai in Wanderland. One of my favorite things about being home for the holidays? Getting to spend time with Tucker, my family’s…

Thailand

I had big plans for my three months in Thailand. Writing a Koh Tao guide. Overhauling my archives. Pitching freelance outlets I’ve been itching to write for. Tackling items on my to do list that have been stagnating there for, oh, I don’t know, years. I had mighty ambitions for doing all those things in my…

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