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Adventures at Home: Think Escape Games, Fort Lauderdale

Last week, I shared with you some ways to overcome reverse culture shock and one of my tips was to try to keep your sense of adventure at home. So when Think Escape Games, here in Fort Lauderdale, invited me and some blogger friends to try it out, I jumped at the chance. I love getting to know my new home and I love puzzles & strategy games, so this was a no-brainer!Continue reading

Travel isn't always pretty. Here is the story of how my travel partner picked up a parasite on a tropical island and had to rush to the hospital.
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Paradise With A Side of Parasite

Sometimes as a travel blogger, I feel like I spend so much time showing you the beautiful side of travel. I set up my Instagram shots of stunning waterfalls and I tell you about amazing resorts on exotic islands, only showing the best of the best, so it all looks perfect. But the reality is that travel is messy and sometimes things go wrong.

So grab your beverage of choice, and hunker down because it’s story time, kids. Let me tell you the tale of how Joe & I encountered a parasite in Cambodia that would follow us around the rest of Asia.Continue reading

Malaysia is full of culture and exciting adventures! Here are 20 photos to inspire you to visit on your next trip!
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Exploring Street Art in Penang

I had no idea what to expect when arriving in Georgetown, Penang. I had read a few blog posts and my trusty lonely planet guidebook but hadn’t planned out any activities. Within a few hours, I was in love with the city! With its colorful facades, hip cafes and beautiful architecture, I was simply blown away. One of my favorite parts was the amazing street art in Penang!Continue reading

The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is a must-do in Thailand! Getting to interact with these gentle giants is an amazing experience. Check the post for more info!
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Making Friends at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

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

Celebrating Loy Krathong & Yi Peng in Chiang Mai is an unforgettable experience! This post gives you an overview of the lantern festival and tells you how you can experience it for yourself in 2016!
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Celebrating Loy Krathong & Yi Peng in Chiang Mai

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