Known for sprawling landscapes filled with fairy chimneys, an abundance of cave hotels, underground cities and sunrise hot air balloon rides, Cappadocia, Turkey is a fascinating draw for travelers from all over the world. Here are 10 of my favorite photos to prove winter truly is the best time to visit.
CouchSurfing is an app that connects travelers with locals who have a spare couch or bed available in a given destination. Here’s why you should consider giving it a try in Turkey, and experience the generosity and hospitality of the Turkish people for yourself!
Planning a trip to the Philippines? After my own experience, I feel confident enough to offer some very simple advice. Step 1: Beeline it straight for El Nido, and Step 2: Book a bed (or room!) at Spin Designer Hostel. I promise you won’t regret it, and I'll tell you why.
Georgetown. It's the eclectic and artsy capital of Penang Island, located in the northwestern state of Penang, Malaysia. Often overlooked for the country's bustling capital, Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown is quickly gaining attention as a cultural hub full of colorful street art, cafes, and cheap accommodation. Read on on for 10 photos that prove why Georgetown's undeniable charm is worth the trip.
Interested in getting tatted in Thailand? Having experienced the popular bamboo method and traditional machine methods while living in the country, I’m here to compare both experiences and let you know what to expect!
Phuket, Thailand- where my ambitions to do anything but sunbathe and frolic around with a giant pineapple go to die. I was lucky enough to spend two nights in an incredible villa on the southern island- which by the way, is best pronounced without the 'h'. Check out the video I made!
If you live in or are visiting Bangkok, I think you too should clamber around the heaps of metal that used to fly through the sky and are now looked after by a Thai family living in a shack (smart little business venture, if you ask me.) Bangkok, I’ve learned, is home to some of the most unique exploration opportunities. The Airplane Graveyard is one such opportunity.
Usually I'm the one doing the writing- so it was quite a novel experience when I was approached to interview for an article about expats in Thailand. The writer, penning the piece for BBC Capital, had a string of questions intended to elicit responses about life in Thailand. I spoke about my own story and the pros and cons of living in Bangkok, and also shed some light on why other expats decide to make the country their long-term home.
I’m here to tell you that Siem Reap, Cambodia deserves a spot on your “must see” list. You will fall in love with the people. The coldest of hearts will find themselves completely wrapped up in their history. You will cherish every morsel of food that you discover. Lastly, you will feel like Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. Every single day.
When you unknowingly plan your trip to Bali during a very strict Balinese “Day of Silence” called Nyepi, you reflect on your past, present and future. What else can you do? You’re not allowed to leave your house!
Ever wondered what celebrating Christmas in a Southeast Asian country looks like? Well, a Thai Santa throwing money out into a crowd of children, turns out. I also detail my adventures in the south of Thailand for New Years. Think booze cruises, cliff jumping, and really awkward massages.
The destination was Koh Chang, also known as Elephant Island, a beautiful getaway off of Trat. The trip was approximately 5 hours south of Bangkok, made easier by an overnight pit stop in Pattaya, sometimes referred to as Thailand's own Sin City. Here’s how it went.
Here’s what happens when Loy Krathong is celebrated in Thailand, and the Director of the school you teach at invites you and your two friends to be on your very own parade car dressed head to toe in traditional Thai dress.
Having only a few days in Bangkok, we decided to get the sightseeing started the morning after arriving and ventured out towards the famous Grand Palace and nearby temples. By ‘we’ I mean 16 individuals from various programs herding down the streets in a mob. Here’s what we got into.
You want to go WHERE? This is the question I’ve been getting a lot lately. Believe it or not, I do in fact want to go to Thailand. Voluntarily. What 27 year old girl in their right mind quits a perfectly good, well-paying job and books a one way ticket across the globe to a foreign country in which she’s never been? This girl, apparently. And so, I’m starting a blog!