This Thailand trip has been a working trip. I’m learning scuba and exploring my surroundings a little, but mostly I’m working like I might if I lived here, wake up and check in, my mind on the work most of every day. I like travel that consumes you fully and pulls you into a separate world — trekking, farm stays — but I like this kind of travel too.

It’s a no-pressure travel; you don’t feel like you have to see the sights. You find a…