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Archive | April, 2017

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5 Travel Tips to Celebrate Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and that is our chance to raise awareness that we have to celebrate/save our beautiful planet! There are many different ways to do so and you probably already know some little tips and tricks that save energy and make your life a little greener. You can protect the earth by doing more than […]

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The Long Neck Tribe of Inle Lake, Myanmar

When I visited Myanmar for the first time the diverse culture really left an impression on me. My mom and I were enamored by the spectrum of ethnic groups comprising Myanmar’s indigenous population. There is such a variety of people living closely together, converging different customs and traditions. A delightful encounter. When visiting Inle Lake we encountered the women […]

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The Intha People of Inle Lake, Myanmar

Inle Lake, Myanmar is worlds away from anything I’ve experienced before. Located near the Thai and China, this community nestled up in the mountains is extremely unique and self-sufficient. My mom and I saved Inle Lake for last because, due to restrictions, she had never reached this area when visiting in the 80s with my […]

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How to Get That Work Travel Balance

Blending traveling and work is becoming more and more accessible. There are a lot of companies that now coordinate “remote years” or things like study abroad for young professionals instead of university students. Some companies are paying people to travel and work for them, documenting the world with photo and video and sharing with the […]

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The Women of Myanmar

A funny thing happened to My Mom and Me in Myanmar while we were on a boat tour of Inle Lake. We arrived to a pagoda, one of our final stops for the day. As we disembarked the boat, we were greeted by two women selling gold leaves. I kept walking, my mom stopped and […]

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Welcome to Inle Lake, Myanmar

Continuing on our journey through Myanmar, my mom and I waved good-bye to beautiful Bagan and took an eastbound hopper flight. We arrived to the HeHo airport in the Nyuangshwe district of Shan State. This area of Myanmar is nestled in the mountains near the Thai and Chinese borders. My mom and I shared a […]

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