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The Paradise Story Spring Adventure

I’ve been a busy bee lately, taking on new paradise projects that I really enjoy. In April I produced a photo shoot for my creative branding agency, The Paradise Story. The Paradise Story is a concept where we strategically align complementary brands, the world’s most exotic destinations, and social media influencers for collaborative social media mash-ups. Brands […]

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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 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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5 Fun Facts on Myanmar

My mom and I recently traveled to Myanmar for an adventure of a lifetime, a story my mom and I have named “My Mom & Me in Myanmar.” My mom had previously visited when the country was called Burma, about 35 years ago, always wanting to return. Myanmar has been high on my list since it’s travel boom a […]

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Bangkok in 1 day

The Myanmar adventure with my mom entailed a lot of flights. My mom took 11, I took nine. To start, we flew from NYC to Bangkok via Tokyo. After the 13 hour leg the 8 hour leg flew by. Before we knew it, we were in Bangkok and it was 11:30pm two days later. My […]

5 Style Tips for Long Flights

Passport, check! Flights, yup! Amazing itinerary, always! Carry-on suitcase packed for your adventure, done! The only thing that’s missing is the perfect travel outfit. For some reason or another, many people become nervous before long flights. In my opinion, a lot of this anxiety boils down to discomfort. If you’re relaxed and comfortable, odds are […]

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Rise of the Haute Hotel

For those on the road for either business or pleasure, a comfortable lodging experience lays the foundation for a great travel experience. Those who are used to luxury hotels with advanced amenities should consider the recent popularity of haute hotels that offer comparable, if not better amenities but at the same time provide travelers with […]

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