San Pancho / San Francisco
San Pancho, as the locals call it, is a tiny fishing village located an hour north of Puerto Vallarta on the west coast of Mexico. Similar to the neighboring town of Sayulita, it's much less trafficked. It's a warm, tight-knit community where everyone knows everyone, which explains why I get quizzical and curious, though friendly, glances when I walk around.
Going on a stroll through the Thai jungle with a buddy.
As part of a day taking care of the Elephant Nature Reserve's elephants, you bathe the elephants with a pail in the river.
Seconds before this elephant clobbered me in the face with his trunk. (Joking.)
The Elephant Nature Reserve looks straight out of a Jurassic Park movie.
Taking a ferry ride for less than $1 along the main river in Bangkok. Not pictured: all the trash floating in the river.
A self-sustaining mountain village to the northwest of Chiang Mai, which I visited during a moped ride.
The best coffee concoction I've ever had: a 6-oz cup of espresso and cream, complete with a personal tray and a glass of warm water.
Sunset over the Thailand Sea. (I think that's what it's called.) En route to the tiny island of Koh Phangan.
Just me, this private beach, and a random kayak that wasn't mine. These hidden beaches dotted the islands, and were easily accessible with a moped.
Sunset at The Fisherman, one of the best restaurants in Koh Phangan. Highly recommended!