Giving this blog a face-lift has been on my To Do list for several months—and it’s something I’m still working on, but at least I’ve begun the process. The impetus was TBEX’10—the excellent travel blogger exchange that took place in New York City last weekend. If you’re a travel blogger and you aren’t sure what TBEX is, check out the site and consider attending next year, in the fabulous city of Vancouver.
The conference reinforced what I already knew—that I need to dedicate more time to this blog, especially since after a year of looking for a full-time editorial position I’m still freelancing, so I had better take this endeavor more seriously.
The new header photo is that of a fishing village on the island of Phuket in Thailand, taken during my last visit five years ago. The shot above was taken during that same trip, and it reminds me of what I love about the southern region of Thailand—the ability to still find a little piece of solitary paradise without leaving civilization too far behind.
I have been thinking a lot about “my second home” lately, especially because of the protests in April, which means I’m overdue for a return visit. Lucky for me I was invited on a blogger trip to Thailand the other day and will be back in Southeast Asia—one of my favorite parts of the world—next week. Look for new posts here on Bangkok and other destinations in Thailand soon.
I’ve also added a list of selected clips, to show that one of the reasons I haven’t been posting here too regularly is that I’ve been keeping busy with paying assignments—an ideal reason if you ask me.
So I hope you enjoy the new look, which I’ll continue to tweak, and most importantly the new content that I’ll be uploading on a more regular basis.