Bali is the closest thing to paradise i have ever experienced.
You see it blasted all over Instagram and probably have rolled your eyes once or twice when you scroll past yet another photo of the Gili Island beach swings for the millionth time, but it has a certain draw to it.
Personally, I was drawn in by the colors. Every single photo I saw, Bali looked like the greenest, bluest, and most tropical place i have ever seen, and of course I was hooked.
In August, I decided to book a 10-day solo backpacking trip to the tropical region of Bali, Indonesia.Read More
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TayTay Falls, also known as Majayjay Falls, is one of Laguna’s best known attractions. The two story high waterfall cascades into a large pool of clear water which serves as the perfect place for swimming with family and friends. The abundant greenery surrounding the falls also provides the ideal backdrop for photo taking. If you love nature, be sure to have your cameras ready. Mother Nature certainly performed some of her best work here.Read More
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When Marco Polo first visited Sri Lanka back in the fourteenth century he said it was “undoubtedly the finest island in the world,” and the millions of globetrotters who have followed him agree wholeheartedly.
Barely 100 miles north of the equator, this tropic paradise has a fascinating history and enthralling culture. Explore its rich history through the times of the Silk Road and World War II, watch wild elephants stroll by, or lounge on the picturesque beaches. Southern Sri Lanka has something for everyone.
Here are the highlights of Southern Sri Lanka!Read More
I didn’t think I could love any island more than Koh Phangan, but the neighboring island of Koh Tao has done it. Even during monsoon season, with grey skies, muddy roads, and rain-soaked tourists, this island is breathtaking.
I got the opportunity to dog and house-sit for the week, so I jumped on a ferry and traveled the 45 kilometers over to Koh Tao. I fully expected to be trapped inside the house for the next week, as rainy season means torrential downpours and it isn’t exactly beach weather.
When I woke up yesterday, however, I could see blue skies and sun, so I hopped on my bike and made my way to the beach. I booked a roundtrip longtail boat ticket from Lotus Bar for 250 Baht, then headed over to the popular tourist destination, Koh Nang Yuan.Read More
1. UNWIND AT THE MARINA BAY SANDS
The Marina Bay Sands is one of the most unique landmark hotels in Southeast Asia. It's made up of three towers of luxury hotel rooms joined together by a large rooftop infinity pool on level 57. The rooftop terrace offers panoramic views of the city and is the perfect place to catch the sunset after your day of exploring the city. Unfortunately, the hotel does not allow guests to use the infinity pool, but you can still get a glimpse of the innovative pool at one of the several restaurants and bars on level 57.
Fun Fact: The two, very exclusive Chairman Suites at the Marina Bay Sands are 629 square meters each. That's bigger than the size of 2 tennis courts!
Everyone has seen photos of Bali. Whether intentional or not, we’ve all been there: Scrolling endlessly through Instagram and then BAM, there it is. The 20-something-year-old model posing on an inflatable unicorn in a jungle infinity pool. I was the type to torture myself by following these girls, thinking “why can’t that be me?” Well first and foremost, i’m not a model, but I also thought there was no way I could afford a place like Bali.
Bali is the type of destination people go to honeymoon and have photoshoots in villas. But as it turns out, Bali isn’t as expensive as it appears, and I spent 10 days in 4 different locations for under $180. That included transportation within Bali, accommodation (including a luxurious Airbnb), food, and all activities.Read More
1. Elephant Nature Park - Chiang Mai
If you’re an animal lover, there’s one activity in Northern Thailand you must put on your bucket list. Chiang Mai is famously known for its elephant sanctuaries that are scattered around the city. Thailand is notorious for its use of elephants for tourism purposes through elephant trekking, but a more ethical option for the animal lovers out there is to visit a sanctuary. Asian elephants are an endangered species, so these sanctuaries primary purpose is to rescue elephants from their harsh working conditions to promote good health, safety and freedom.
One of the most popular elephant sanctuaries in Chiang Mai is called Elephant Nature Park. Located about 60km outside the city, Elephant Nature Park allows visitors to join them in half day, full day, or overnight visits to interact with and learn about the elephants.Read More