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Our Visit to an Orphanage in Myanmar

Travel today is much more than a vacation. Over the past decade, travel trends have shifted from the perfect lazy getaway, to adventure and fitness oriented experiential travel. This year I learned the term “transformational travel” at the NY Times Travel Show, and it is all the rave. Transformation can mean many things, and the […]

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Where to Stay in Myanmar

Traveling to Myanmar? Congratulations! You are in for a life-changing adventure. My mom and I recently visited and we found the entire journey much easier than anticipated. The country, culture and tourism is very accessible with friendly locals to help navigate along the way. My mom and I went to Myanmar via Thailand on a 10 day […]

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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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