Welcome to a new series here at The Fly Away Life called Weekend Wanderers! Once or twice a month, I will feature an interview with a traveler who is doing something unique or exciting in their adventures across the globe. Have an exciting adventure you’d like to share? Shoot me an email at email@example.com! Continue reading
I absolutely fell in love with Ireland! The people, the music and the culture won over my heart as soon as I arrived. In my 10 days in the country I had some amazing adventures, including sampling some Guinness at the Guinness Storehouse, hiking the Cliffs of Moher, exploring the Aran Islands and falling in love with Dublin.
The hardest part about preparing for my trip to Ireland was deciding what to pack. The weather can be completely unpredictable, especially in the off-season. I definitely forgot a few essentials and brought a few things I didn’t need.Continue reading
Elephants and Thailand just sort of go together. Many tourist dream of having the perfect encounter with these beautiful animals, myself included! The Thai tourism industry is filled with experiences that allow you ride an elephant or see it perform circus tricks, but these activities aren’t the best for the animals’ welfare. Thankfully there are places like the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, which promote the ethical treatment of these gentle giants and provide a home for those hurt by the harmful practice of elephant riding.Continue reading
Southeast Asia is a beautiful destination packed with stunning beaches and amazing wildlife, but the is region not known for it’s stellar transportation. If you’re backpacking Southeast Asia on a budget, you are going to be spending a lot of time on buses. It’s a necessary evil, but by the end of your trip you will be a pro! Here are a few tips on surviving bus travel in Southeast Asia:
Everyone has that one bucket list item that really excites them. The one that makes them bounce a little in their seat when they think about finally getting there or achieving that goal. After seeing a YouTube video of thousands of lanterns filling the night sky, Loy Krathong became mine. The images of the festival and the meaning behind it absolutely captivated me. I knew I needed to experience the festival for myself, so I purposefully planned to start my Southeast Asia adventure right before the celebrations.Continue reading