Greetings from Bangkok! Those following along on know I just spent the most amazing few days exploring Thailand’s wine region with a group of twelve of my nearest and dearest from Koh Tao. Yup, Thailand has a wine region and yup, I survived planning a trip there for twelve! The Khao Yai countryside is an extremely popular vacation destination for Thais but very rarely visited by Westerners — part of the draw to the area for me was knowing I’d get to write all kinds of juicy (grape pun? anyone?) content to help other travelers get there too. Stay tuned!
This was my favorite trip I’ve taken in a long time — a challenge and adventure to plan, and unbelievably rewarding to execute. I’m blessed with the most amazing group of friends and getting to explore a totally new destination together in a country we call home (at least part time, in my case!) is a memory I’ll treasure. Especially a destination as beautiful and peaceful as this one.
Now we’re all back in Bangkok, spending a few days soaking up the joys of the big city before returning, eventually, to our little island. And in Wanderland this week, I’m looking forward to kicking off coverage of my mini-roadtrip through the American Southwest — I’m so excited! Can’t wait to see you all in the comments.
Päivi and Chris hitting the harvest
From bottle back to vine
Happy girls with grapes
Vineyard inspired desserts
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