Paige Conner Totaro

Paige Conner Totaro has written 380 posts for All Over the Map

Thailand by Campervan: A new way to experience Thai culture

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When you think of Thailand, what comes to mind? Maybe gleaming golden Buddha statues in chalk white temples. Or idyllic beaches with karst cliffs edging bays full of clear blue water with a white sand rim. Or spicy street food on a steamy Bangkok soi… How about campervans? No? I have rented campervans for family vacations more »

A Walk Above the Water – Via Ferrada de la Cala del Moli in Sant Feliu de Guixols

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Our guide helped all the other women get into their climbing gear to prepare for the via ferrata in Sant Feliu de Guixols “I understand you are the spare,” he said in heavily accented English as he pulled the climbing harness straps tight around my legs. I offered an uneasy chuckle at his joke. I mean, I more »

Review: 1Above – Cure for Jet Lag?

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Jet Lag This was going to be a real test. I was exhausted from sleeping no more than 5 hours for the previous 6 nights at a travel blogging conference in Costa Brava, Spain. My muscles were sore from a physically demanding activity hiking a via ferrata in Sant Feliu de Guixoles the day before. I had been more »

This is why I do this: TBEX 2015 Costa Brava

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I’ve been home for a week and I am still buzzing with excitement. Almost from the moment I arrived in Costa Brava for the TBEX travel blogger conference I felt an energy in the air that I couldn’t quite define. I have been to travel conferences where people are cynical and snooty and seem to more »

A Family North Pole Adventure Raises Awareness of Nigeria’s Lost Girls

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We are very much in favor of family adventures here at All Over the Map. And we are very much in favor of social activism as a family activity. So we were interested to hear about how one family from Nigeria took their activism to the ends of the earth. To the North Pole, in more »

Welcome to Buddha Land

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Oh please don’t tell me there’s a Buddha theme park in the works, I thought. I spotted a brochure with this title at the Thailand booth at the DC Travel and Adventure Show not long ago. I feared it just might be something dreamed up by an enterprising Thai or expat to suck up a more »

Best Apps for Fitness on the Road

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Often when I travel I find that I get much more exercise than when I am working for hours at my computer at home. But I also often consume many more unhealthy calories while on the road. And any exercise routine I have developed is completely forgotten. But there must be a way to keep more »

Thailand Photo Essay: Koh Jum

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Koh Jum is a small quiet island in the Andaman Sea, located between Krabi and Koh Lanta, and accessible only by boat. There is no ferry dock, however. The ferry from Krabi stops just off the island and is met by longtail boats. The luggage is tossed from the ferry to the longtail boats, followed more »

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