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An Elephant Never Forgets

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Thailand, Travel | 0 comments

An Elephant Never Forgets

  Girl Meets Elephant I’ll never forget the moment I first met an elephant. A good friend and fellow blogger, Diana Edelman, had invited me to her job in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We got on a bus and made the windy drive to a lush camp in the Mae Taeng area. As we drove past the river, I looked to my left and saw a procession of elephants, making their way back to camp. Their proximity turned the beats of my heart up, and as we arrived at the park I struggled to contain my sheer childlike giddiness. Feeling like a kid in a candy store,...

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Date A Girl Who Doesn’t Travel

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Beauty & Hygiene, Brave, Challenges, Life, Love | 17 comments

Date A Girl Who Doesn’t Travel

Everyone in the cafe was turned to look at me. “MHMMMM” I said, with more oomph and soul than a Holy-Roller preacher woman. I licked my finger and flipped the page, devouring the words. The article, “Date A Girl Who Doesn’t Travel” by Debra Ly, was the perfect mixture of honesty and boldness. While we all have ideals of what makes a perfect mate, there’s no denying that the “traveling” breed are one of their own. What do you think : does being a traveler / nomad make you an impossible...

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Stepping Away From the Sugar Coating

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Brave, Challenges, Indonesia, Life | 8 comments

Stepping Away From the Sugar Coating

It’s frighteningly easy to hide yourself behind a blog. Sure, we’re public people who write and photograph our hearts out, but there’s no honesty breathalyzer that we have to blow into before being allowed to hit “publish”. Sometimes, this leads to certain people filtering out parts of their personality that they imagine are less desirable or relevant to their audience. (yup, I mean me)   For some reason, I got it into my head that having a female travel blog meant every post needed to be enthusiastic like a cheer, and...

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Enjoying Holidays On A Tight Budget

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Budget, Travel | 2 comments

Enjoying Holidays On A Tight Budget

A fair number of people have chosen to forego their yearly holidays since the onset of the recession. I can happily say that I am not one of them. This isn’t to say that I have completely avoided the effects of the financial pinch. However, I have found ways of enjoying holidays to such wonderful destinations as Spain, Portugal and Egypt on a shoestring budget. And I’ve decided to share some of my best money saving tips in this article.   Assessing Your Finances The first step that I’d recommend is to conduct a thorough...

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Beautiful Remote Parts of the World

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Guide, Travel | 0 comments

Beautiful Remote Parts of the World

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City Guide – Melbourne

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

City Guide – Melbourne

Have you always wanted to visit the Land Down Under? One excellent place to start is Melbourne. As the second largest city in Australia, it is also one of the country’s culture capitals, and holds many sites if historic and artistic significance. Plus, it has a lively yet laid back way of life, as well as being home to many different cultures. Certainly, there is no shortage of things to do in Melbourne and it is well worth a visit.   Here are just a few of the things Melbourne has to offer.     Plenty of Sites and...

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Thailand : Don’t Get Farang Poisoning

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Challenges, Thailand, Travel | 1 comment

Thailand : Don’t Get Farang Poisoning

Sure, we all know how to avoid Food poisoning in Thailand, but there’s another condition that’s not given enough attention : Farang Poisoning! Farang is the Thai word for “alien” and you will hear it used while walking the streets, in the night markets, or when streams of children pass by, fingers pointed “farang! farang!” Some farang flock together, magnetically attracted to each other’s Chang tshirts and dreadlocks, and other farang flee from each other, never making eye contact and hustling past...

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What Are You Willing to Do for Free Accommodation?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Accommodation, Budget, Travel | 2 comments

What Are You Willing to Do for Free Accommodation?

  Brandy says: Do you know what some free accommodation can cost you? James of The House Sitting Couple is here to let us know the price you can wind up paying for a free night’s sleep. I won’t ruin the story, but I will tell you that I won’t be shaking his hands any time soon!   I was going to tell the story about when I couchsurfed with a nudist because it meant free accommodation. It was a very cold January in New York and it made me question firstly whether nudists should be so dedicated...

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Bent Over in Bangkok : The Bikini Wax (TMI)

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Beauty & Hygiene, Challenges, Thailand, Travel | 9 comments

Bent Over in Bangkok : The Bikini Wax (TMI)

After surviving a night of food poisoning in Bangkok, a day of Spa horror that left me Ronald McD, it was high time to kick things in gear and get ready for a visit from my special man friend. Boys, you might not know the lengths we go through to get things in line for you, but it involves a great deal of planning and preparation. In fact, I do a bodily inventory to make sure everything’s in it’s proper place: mani, pedi, massage, hair did, and of course- eyebrows. The only missing piece of the puzzle was to get a leg and bikini...

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Bent Over in Bangkok – Part 2

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Beauty & Hygiene, Challenges, Thailand, Travel | 1 comment

Bent Over in Bangkok – Part 2

Waking up sore, parched, and with the funkiest flavor in my mouth from the food poisoning that wrung me out the night before – I blinked a few times, and saw my dorm mate, Anna was already back from her morning errands. What time is it? Where am I? Am I delirious? As my special man friend was coming to meet me in Bangkok in only two days, it was high time to suck up any lingering stomach woes and get my girly on. Anna and I walked to the salon in the scorching heat; there were a few moments where I was certain I was suffering feverish...

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