This is a collaborative post written by select content publishing partners. When traveling you often can find yourself in that familiar conundrum of wondering where to go. Of course, many of us have our own little bucket lists to refer to but often, that can leave us uninspired if we haven’t really updated it with […]
This is the editor’s note from my latest project: “Elephants in Asia, Ethically”, a guidebook published by Horizon Travel Press and available for free download. It’s the product of my four months in Northern Thailand, where I’ve gotten mildly obsessed with elephants in tourism. I decided to do the homework for all Asia travelers and research the situation. You’re welcome.
May through October is rainy season in Myanmar and much of Southeast Asia, but that doesn’t translate to “don’t go”. Go! Like any time of year, low season travel has its ups and downs. On the downside, I didn’t get to do all the trekking and cycling I would have liked. On the bright side, tourists are fewer and prices are lower, and my photos took on a unique tone.
One year ago today, I boarded a plane to East Africa on a one-way ticket. I had stowed my stuff away in four storage bins, said my goodbyes to Colorado, and packed my bags for a drastically different and unknown part of the world.
While I’m living here in the Eastern Hemisphere, one goal is to do some exploring. For two months this spring, I’ll be taking a break from expat life in Addis Ababa and doing the digital nomad thing in Southeast Asia. What, exactly, is a digital nomad? It’s someone who has mobilized her income and chooses to work remotely from anywhere in the world.
In a world this big, it’s impossible to see it all. Even country counters — try as they might — cannot reach everything in one lifetime. And unless you’re offsetting your flights, “seeing it all” would involve a major carbon footprint.
Luckily, for travelers who are interested in the deep nature and local culture of afar (but can’t spend the time, money, or fuel to visit them all), the internet keeps enchanting us with little windows in the form of short film. Here are eight of my favorites: