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Spring in Paradise

Good morning Adventurers! Before I catch you up on all things fun and paradise, I would like to pay my respects to the victims of the recent attacks in Manchester, UK. I wish the community strength and peace from the bottom of my heart. It’s so hard to believe that terror is a reality, threatening our freedom […]

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Cuba, Te Amo!

Austin and I just finished our first visit to Cuba on a long weekend warrior trip lasting five days and four nights. With very poco tiempo, we saw a lot and learned even more. The United States is now allowing Americans to enter Cuba directly via “People to People” travel, a concept I will go into soon. […]

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A (SLOW) Fashion Revolution

Did you know the average American throws away 82lbs of textiles annually? I had no idea until I recently attended a very informative event arranged to bring awareness to the Fashion Revolution the world is currently undergoing. This movement brings attention to consumer behavior and to identify who exactly makes our clothes. Just as the slow […]

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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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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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The Climate, Flora & Fauna of Myanmar

Myanmar has an absolutely amazing flora, with about 7000 plant species, that varies by geographical area, of which 1071 are endemic. About 43% of Myanmar’s total land area is under closed forests and another 30% under woodland. The forests of Myanmar are highly diverse and they go from the scrubby and thorny vegetation of central […]

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The Archaeological Zone of Bagan, Myanmar

When my mom and I arrived to Bagan, we were taken back by the quiet, peaceful vibes. The breathtaking beauty of the area aside, we felt inspired to explore. That kind of feeling when you just want to throw on the sneakers and roam. I would like to immediately advise anyone traveling to this area wear sun […]

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Because Bagan {My Mom & Me in Myanmar}

After a well-deserved rest stop in Bangkok and then Yangon, we were ready to explore the many layers of Myanmar. We were Bagan bound and with Yangon is the main port of entry for tourists visiting Myanmar, we encountered many traveling on a similar journey. Yangon to Bagan to Inle Lake like us, or reverse, […]

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My Mom & Me in Myanmar

My mom and I recently embarked on an extraordinary adventure. We flew from New York City to Asia and spent 10 days traveling. Well, technically my mom flew from Cabo to NYC, then we went twelve hours into the future together. I would like to assert now that our intention was not to vacation. We […]

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