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The Art of Doing Nothing in Pai

The Art of Doing Nothing in Pai

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Our time in Thailand had already been a whirlwind, as we flew straight from Darwin, Australia to Chiang Mai in the midst of Songkran, the New Years celebration known for massive water fights in the street and all around chaos. We wanted a few days to relax before spending a week volunteering at the Elephant Nature Parkand had heard that Pai, a town three hours north, was the ideal place to do so.

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Not too shabby of a place to spend the next week. #kohsamui #thailand  (at Chaweng Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand)

Not too shabby of a place to spend the next week. #kohsamui #thailand (at Chaweng Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand)






Packing Like an Expert

Packing Like an Expert

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For the last two years, I’ve had the pleasure of writing for Her Packing List, one of the top websites for female travel and packing advice. We’ve reviewed countless pieces of gear and covered every topic under the sun, but the top question we frequently get asked is how to be better at packing. On any given trip, you may feel like you’ve packed too much or too little or not the right items.…

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Happy hen’s day and night, @lenafloriane! #bangkok #thailand  (at The Deck Amorosa @ Arun Residence By The River)

Happy hen’s day and night, @lenafloriane! #bangkok #thailand (at The Deck Amorosa @ Arun Residence By The River)






How to Spend a Layover in Singapore

How to Spend a Layover in Singapore

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Between the two parts of our trip, Australia and Southeast Asia, we had a six hour layover in Singapore’s Changi Airport. It’s known as one of the best for layovers in the world, so I wasn’t too worried about how I would spend my time. This airport is straight out of a movie. If you got stuck here for months at a time, you wouldn’t get bored or go hungry. While we had our bags checked onward to…

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Best Free and Cheap Things to Do in Melbourne

Best Free and Cheap Things to Do in Melbourne

best free and cheap things to do in melbourne

Traveling in Australia is expensive by most standards, so when visiting the cosmopolitan capital of Melbourne, you’ll want to do your best to cut costs. It’s difficult to avoid if you want to take advantage of the city’s best restaurants, bars and hotels, but if you would rather keep your funds going, here are the best free and cheap things to do in Melbourne.

The Free The Outdoors best free and cheap things to do in melbourne

Brighton Beach

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Travel Writing Round Up [May 2014]

Travel Writing Round Up [May 2014]

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If you saw the last few editions of Travel Writing Round Up, welcome back! There are a lot of great opportunities this month, so I hope you will take full advantage of them. A lot are repeats from last month as well, but new posts are denoted with stars. I have checked all the links to ensure that they are still valid, but please let me know if I have missed one. Feel free to shoot me an email…

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The day started off rainy, but made for cooler temperatures and less crowds for our tour of the Angkor complex. This shot is from Bayon, my favorite of the day. #angkorthom #siemreap #cambodia  (at Bayon, Angkor Thom @ Angkor Wat, Cambodia)

The day started off rainy, but made for cooler temperatures and less crowds for our tour of the Angkor complex. This shot is from Bayon, my favorite of the day. #angkorthom #siemreap #cambodia (at Bayon, Angkor Thom @ Angkor Wat, Cambodia)






On Penance and the Power of Voice

On Penance and the Power of Voice

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Four years ago, on my first trip to Thailand, I was naïvely excited about getting up close with an elephant. I visited a camp, rode an elephantand was entertained by the shows and paintings. Saying I didn’t know any better would be a cop out. I was so captivate by the creatures that I wasn’t looking at the whole picture. I saw the elephant’s speckled ears flapping with the breeze and its rough…

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First beer in #Cambodia. Had a few days to relax in Siem Reap. Tomorrow on to Phnom Penh then back again. #beertravel #siemreap (at Charlie’s)

First beer in #Cambodia. Had a few days to relax in Siem Reap. Tomorrow on to Phnom Penh then back again. #beertravel #siemreap (at Charlie’s)