Today’s smiling faces travel photo is of Nomadic Samuel smiling while riding an elephant that appears to also have a big grin – Chiang Mai, Thailand. This retreat I visited just outside of Chiang Mai was quite a special experience. I got to experience elephant training on a private solo tour. Normally there is a small group but on this particular day nobody else was there to attend. I gave my Thai trainer a quick tutorial on how to use my dSLR and I thought he did a fantastic job of capturing this shot.