Pieces of Pai – Favorite Spots

If you’re looking to experience authentic Thai culture, Pai probably isn’t the place to do it. Pai is 100% a backpacker town. Yet, it is a truly beautiful area with endless spots to explore. After going to Pai for a weekend trip while teaching (a long haul), I found it just wasn’t enough time. So I…

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Siem Reap: Exploring the Ancient City of Angkor

If you know something about Southeast Asia, you’ve probably heard about Angkor Wat – the world’s largest religious monument, one of the wonders of the world… It’s truly a surreal experience taking a walk through the ancient city of Angkor, where hundreds of ancient temple ruins remain incredibly well-preserved.  During my time in Siem Reap over a 4…

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Bangkok: 10 Must-Do’s in the world’s hottest city

Bangkok … “City of Angels”… the world’s hottest city… my first destination in Southeast Asia, the first of many on an 8-month long life-changing journey – this is the place that first opened my eyes to the fascinating world of Thailand. Set along the Chao Phraya River, the beautiful skyline of Bangkok is one-of-a-kind. It’s…

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Footprints around the world…

I’ve got to say that traveling was always a dream of mine, and I’m so thankful I found the courage to make it come true for me.  In the past 2 years, I have gone from being the girl who daydreams about traveling to faraway lands to being a “worldly” traveler.  I’ve done things that I…

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13 Ways to Build a More Positive Life

I’ve always been an optimist, but it’s not always easy to stay positive and sometimes I find myself getting stuck… clinging to immediate pleasures or getting stuck in these negative habits which are hard to break.  Life just gets hard sometimes, and sometimes for no particular reason.  Although adjustments seem to have become a common…

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Culture & Quirks

Having the chance to not just have a vacation in another country, but actually live there and experience the lifestyle lets you have a deeper level of understanding with the little cultural quirks that make the country what it is. For me, Thailand came with quite the culture shock, and it took me a very…

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100 Best things in Life

I started thinking about those little things in life, all those millions of tiny moments that add up and make up life so amazing.  It’s important to remember some of those little things that make you feel alive and grateful each day.  I had a moment and I started thinking about all those many things I love…

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Daily Life: Kamphaeng Phet

It always happens, time flies by and next thing you know the thing you were waiting for and excited about is happening.  And the next thing you know, that experience is over and somehow 6 months have passed.  I knew it from the beginning.  I made sure to appreciate each day and live for the…

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To laugh or to cry…

Native English speaker… check, College graduate… check, TESOL certificate course in Chiang Mai (learn to be a teacher for 3 weeks before arriving at your school)… check – okay, looks like I’m ready to go! Sounds simple enough right? Teach English in Thailand and get paid, free travel, easy life? Well it’s not exactly as…

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Learning to Teach…

Some days my life still doesn’t feel real. I lived abroad before, but this has been a completely new experience for me. First a week in Bangkok, then a month in Chiang Mai, now I’m living in a local city Kamphaeng Phet. Every day is something new, every day still I find myself amazed. Still,…

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