Interview by LaToya Allen || Images by Amanda Brimmage
What is your name, and what do you do?
What made you fall in love with Thailand?
What are some things we should think about when planning a trip to Thailand?
When we get there, what should we do?
Elephant Nature Park. We specifically chose to volunteer at ENP because they take in previously abused elephants and do not support elephant riding. We had the opportunity to feed the elephants, learn some of their personal stories, and watch them bathe in the river. They even fed us a yummy vegetarian lunch, because elephants are vegetarians. This was one of the best experiences of my life!
What’s the best way to get around when you’re in the city?
While in the city, you can use the Grab app, Uber, or the red trucks (Songthaews). The Grab app is Southeast Asia’s version of Uber and it is much cheaper. There are also Tuk Tuks and taxis, but they’ll try to overcharge you so be careful. Another option is renting a moped. We paid about 250 baht ($7.50 USD) to rent one for one day. Make sure you’ve practiced enough before taking off and don’t forget they drive on the left side of the road!
What is the one piece of travel advice you wish you had 5 years ago?
How do you keep your skin glowing after so many flights?
Where can people connect with you online?
You can find me on Instagram , , and on my blog .