Biking Phuket’s Surprising Back Roads in Mai Khao

Oh give me a zone…where the buffalo roam…where the beer and the nightlife don’t play… I like lazing on the beach as much as the next person, especially when there’s a waiter with crisp chilled pineapple near by,  but sometimes one feels the need to get out and poke around a bit.   Biking always brings me back to my carefree childhood, and…

Kidding Around in Bali – family travel play book

Eliza says she’s not good at stalking. But happily, she found me on the internet and sent me this wonderful activity book that she and her husband wrote about things for kids to do in Bali.   I’m a doting aunt and my maternal instinct goes all soft and gooey when I see adorable kiddie toys, clothes, shoes,…

Pune’s Soul Sight – The Ashram Tour

I’ve been to India many times but only once to an Indian ashram.  In fact, I’m not even sure it was a real Indian ashram as I didn’t actually do anything there other than be led by the nose on a controlled guided tour, which is probably not the way one is supposed to experience an ashram. I’d never heard of…