Posts Tagged: explore

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10 Truths About Love & Wine ❤️ 🍷

Wine is liquid love in a fancy glass.  There is something lovely about curling up with a glass of red on a chilly evening and taking in the flavors of my favorite wine regions, a couple of which I’m about to move to over coming months.  I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited…

Elephant Sanctuary Chiang Mai Thialand

Thailand’s Top 10 Thrills & Things to Do

Pairs Well With…”Cheap Thrills” by Sia Thailand came in as the front-runner of my four months in Asia.  I loved everything about it.  From food to adventures to the people, it was an amazing, eye-opening and an unforgettable part of my travels.  When you’re standing with an elephant who wants to play with you or…

Bangkok Thailand Skyline

Awww, Phuket. I’m Ready for Bangkok (The Final Asia Stop)

Pairs Well With… “One Night in Bangkok” by Murray Head AND….my 100th post!!!!! Bangkok. The city of smiles, pad thai, fried scorpions (that apparently taste better than french fries, or so I hear)…and lady boys.  Bangkok is fantastic and offers a bit of relief from some of the hardships we experienced in Cambodia.  Bangkok, I love…

Angkor Wat Cambodia Siem Reap

Cambodia’s 15 Most Cultural & Captivating Activities

Pairs Well With…Cambodia + Culture + Learning + Understanding Cambodia is nothing less than a cultural mecca and, like it or not, you’re going to get a big dose of culture (and reality) here whether you want one or not. Coming into this month, I was longing for a culture that consumed me – and…

Phnom Penh Cambodia Skyline

Toto, We’re Not In Kansas Anymore (Phnom Penh Is Where Sh*t Gets Real)

Pairs Well With…Poverty + Change + Rebuilding  Let’s talk month three: Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  The first 24 hours were a shit show, and I had my first mini meltdown.  Lack of sleep coming back from Australia certainly played a part, but there’s something about reacclimating to a new country month after month that is both…

At 35, I Still Eat Cake For Breakfast

Pairs Well With…”Act as young as you feel.  You’re not getting older, you’re getting more entitled to be your fabulous self.” – Gwen Stefani I love birthdays. If I have to get specific, my birthday. Growing up, we had a tradition in my house that you got to eat cake for breakfast on your birthday….

Motorbikes & Dongs: Vietnam’s Sensory Overload

Pairs Well With…Motorbikes + Dongs + Sensory Overload Motorbikes.  Dongs.  Pho.  Those three things, all plentiful throughout the city, are what I first noticed upon my arrival to Vietnam.  (Imagine, if you will, the number of dong jokes that are exchanged within our group each day.) Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), month 2…

A Girl’s Gotta Eat: All The Things I Ate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pairs Well With…Malaysia + Sipping + Sampling + Pushing Food Boundaries Riddle me this: how do you go to another country and not eat everything?  If anyone has the answer, please let me know.  Eating, like life, is a balancing act.  The way I figured, all the walking and workouts would balance out the u-turns…

20 Must-Have Experiences in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Pairs Well With…Traveling + Adventure + Discovery When moving to a new city, it’s easy to start exploring, beginning with the sights you should see.  Petronas Towers, check!  Batu Caves, check!  It was in Kuala Lumpur, the city of skyscrapers and lookout points and the first one-month stop within my Remote Year journey, where I…

Pieces of Home: The Challenge of Seeking Familiarity in Unfamiliar Places

Pairs Well With… “Home is where you leave everything you love and never question that it will be there when you return.” – Leo Christopher Today has been the first day in Malaysia where I wanted to punch my day in the face.  One thing after another had gone wrong, and I’m surprised I didn’t…