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The Blonde, The Rockstar, and the Vagabond – Or The Traveling Sadist

What brings men the desire to travel?  What is this primal instinct that pushes people to explore and seek adventure in the far corners of the planet?  That dear reader is wanderlust in a nut shell. After kissing my girlfriend goodbye I set out to embark on an epic journey across Southeast Asia, an adventure for the ages, if you …

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Thailand: Elephant Play in a Responsible Way

“Whenever elephants met men, elephants fared badly…in India and southern Asia, elephants became the mounts of kings; tanks against forts, prisoners’ executioners, and pincushions of arrows, driven mad in battle; elephants became logging trucks and bulldozers, and, as with other slaves, their forced labor requires beatings and abuse.” ― Carl Safina, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel For as …