About Lori Zaino

Madrid

Madrid: 5 Reasons Why Now is The Time To Go

If you’re considering a visit to Europe—or even a move—Madrid needs to be on your radar. A sunshine-filled cultural haven, this friendly city will capture your heart without breaking your budget. The underlying authentic charm and laidback, understated vibe of Spain’s capital proved irresistible to me when I first arrived. It’s been home for nine years now and I’m still head over heels. Here’s just five reasons why…
Easy Living

Easy Living in Spain’s Lively Capital

Life is easy in Madrid. Each day begins with a stop at the local coffee shop for a steaming cup of espresso with a dash of milk. The owner knows just how much milk to add…and always does so with a smile. My coffee costs just $1.70—a small price to pay for getting my morning off to the best start.
Beaches in Thailand

My Top Five Favourite Beaches in Thailand

With hundreds of tiny islands scattered around Thailand, it’s not surprising the country has some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Think delicate white sands and palm trees lining turquoise, clear waters. Because there are so many islands, there are million beaches to choose from and it can be difficult to know where to start...
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai: 5 Reasons to Love this Thai Town

Chiang Rai is the real Thailand. Authentic and quaint, this small town in the north of the country is known for the glorious Wat Rong Khun, a looming white temple complex covered in unconventional décor (think skulls, monsters and more). Though many tourists only pop over to Chiang Rai for a day trip to see the famous Buddhist structure, spending a few nights, a few weeks or even a lifetime in Chiang Rai is the way to go, and here are five reasons why…