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Travel Products to Fall in Love with Before Your Next Trip to Europe

When traveling, my philosophy is always 'less is more'. But when we traveled to Europe, there were several things I was so glad to have with me. There are a million travel products out there, but these are the ones I swear by. 1. Packing Cubes I have to admit, when I first heard about… Continue reading Travel Products to Fall in Love with Before Your Next Trip to Europe

Sitting in the spa villa at The Amala, Seminyak, Bali
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Day 17: Traveling from Bali to Bangkok

September 13, 2018 - While traveling from Bali to Bangkok would take most of our day, at least it didn't have to start insanely early. Our flight out of DPS wasn't until 12:16 pm, so we didn't have to leave for the airport until 9:30 am. We were still up early since we were used… Continue reading Day 17: Traveling from Bali to Bangkok

Lauryn snorkeling at Nusa Penida in Bali
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Day 16: Snorkeling in Bali with Manta Rays at Manta Point

September 12, 2018 - Snorkeling in Bali with manta rays at Manta Point off the coast of Nusa Penida was one of the main things I wanted to do while we were on the island of the gods. We thought about getting scuba certified before our trip to Southeast Asia, but we didn't have enough… Continue reading Day 16: Snorkeling in Bali with Manta Rays at Manta Point

Sunrise at the top of Mount Batur
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Day 15: Hiking Mount Batur at Sunrise

September 11, 2018 - I'm not going to lie, the thought of hiking Mount Batur at sunrise both excited me and terrified me. Before our trip, I heard from people who thought the Mount Batur sunrise hike was one of the most amazing things they had ever done. But for every person that loved the… Continue reading Day 15: Hiking Mount Batur at Sunrise

Saraswati Temple Ubud, Bali
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Day 14: Saraswati Temple, Monkey Forest, and Sunset Dinner in Seminyak

September 10, 2018 - For our last morning in Ubud, we decided to visit one of the prettiest temples in the center of town called Saraswati Temple and then experience the famous Monkey Forest. We didn't have to leave for Seminyak until 12:00 pm, so we had a good amount of time to explore both sites.… Continue reading Day 14: Saraswati Temple, Monkey Forest, and Sunset Dinner in Seminyak

Pool at Komaneka Monkey Forest Ubud Bali
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Day 13: Tegalalang Rice Terraces and Exploring Ubud Temples

September 9, 2018 - For our one full day exploring Ubud, we decided to hire a driver to take us to all the main sites including the famous Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Originally, we were going to rent a motorbike since it was super cheap. But I had heard horror stories ahead of our trip of… Continue reading Day 13: Tegalalang Rice Terraces and Exploring Ubud Temples

Sunset while driving to Ubud, Bali Indonesia
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Day 12: Traveling from Chiang Mai, Thailand to Bali, Indonesia

September 8, 2018 - Traveling from Chiang Mai to Bali wasn't the easiest connection to plan for, but it worked out for our trip. In order to get from Chiang Mai to Bali, we would have to fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok on a domestic flight. Then fly from Bangkok to Bali. The tricky… Continue reading Day 12: Traveling from Chiang Mai, Thailand to Bali, Indonesia

Walking the Naga Staircase at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Day 11: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Exploring Chiang Mai Old City

September 7, 2018 - When I was planning our time in Chiang Mai I decided to leave one day open because I wanted to make sure we had enough time just to wander the Old City without any structure. In the end, I'm so glad I did this because it allowed us to plan a… Continue reading Day 11: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Exploring Chiang Mai Old City

The beautiful decorations for our desserts
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Day 10: Cooking Class with Thai Farm Cooking School

September 6, 2018 - We were ready and down in the lobby of BED Hotel around 7:45 am so we could enjoy breakfast a little longer than we did the day before. Our instructor from Thai Farm Cooking School (TFCS) would be picking us up around 8:30 am. The lovely Eva made me another cappuccino as… Continue reading Day 10: Cooking Class with Thai Farm Cooking School

Washing elephants in Thailand
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Day 9: Caring for Elephants at Blue Tao Village

Before I start talking about our incredible day with the elephants, I must do my part in the conservation of these beautiful creatures by explaining what it means to have an ethical experience with them. I plan on writing a full post on ethical elephant sanctuaries soon, so I'll keep this brief. Many people have… Continue reading Day 9: Caring for Elephants at Blue Tao Village

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Day 8: Siem Reap to Chiang Mai

September 4, 2018 Our last morning in Siem Reap was an early one. We woke up at 6:00 am to finish packing and then went to breakfast at 7:00 am. Our driver would be taking us to the airport at 8:00 am. Our last breakfast was so good and our entire stay was incredible; I… Continue reading Day 8: Siem Reap to Chiang Mai