By Chelsea Stuart For those living outside of Southeast Asia, the perils of palm oil production probably aren’t something you talk or read about on a daily basis. While it may not be on our radars as frequently as those in Malaysia, Indonesia or Thailand, it’s a conversation that needs to be held on a global level, […]
Photo courtesy of Longitude 131°, Voyages Hotels & Resorts Eco-resorts are popping all across the globe — some more laid-back and rustic; others embracing high-end luxury. Many notable eco-resorts have made their home around some of the most raw, undisturbed places on Earth. You may think that building a resort in a pristine setting is an […]
Since July, the media has diligently reported on the floods in Thailand, but seems to have forgotten about its poor neighbor, Cambodia, where approximately three-quarters of the country’s land area is underwater, according to a UN estimate. The situation in both countries is extremely serious, but in Cambodia it is nearing dire. Since the monsoons […]
The very essence of Thailand lies in the effortless way she flaunts her beauty, yet remains humble in spirit. She is a melange of colors, flavors and perfumes that adjoin sweetly under a cloak of balmy sky, and even when she’s restless she does not wear. She is truly magnificent. Phi Phi Leh Tubkaak […]
This photo was taken from Tubkaak Beach in Krabi, Thailand. The limestone karsts in the distance are part of the Hong Islands.
This little girl was photographed outside of a temple I visited in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She walked over to me, flexing the fingers of her tiny hand back-and-forth, and said, “mon-ey, mon-ey”. Overwhelmed by her beautiful smile, and enchanting clothing, I handed her the only coin I had in my pocket. She looked at me, […]
During a two-week journey to Thailand, I set out on a quest to prepare my soul for the preliminary stages of enlightenment. I wished to be free from the vicious cycle of human desire and rid my thoughts of impurities to ultimately find a meditative state of peace. It was a gargantuan task, but I […]