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How to Survive a Week in Bangkok, Thailand: A City Guide

July 28, 2019

Oh Bangkok... I’m not going to lie, I’m not a big fan. I don’t like big crowded cities, traffic gives me anxiety, and the scams, hustle, and energy just did not vibe with me. I’m glad I went, and I likely will not return unless I absolutely have to. But this is a great time to remind you: be careful who you take travel (and really any) advice from. Make sure they have similar travel goals, styles, and lifestyle alignments with…

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4 Days in Krabi, Ao Nang, and Phi Phi Islands, Thailand: A City Guide

July 27, 2019

Krabi and the South is what I always pictured Thailand to be from everything I know from Leonardo DiCaprio and other assorted movies and Instagram photos - and it did not disappoint. I stayed in the beach town of Ao Nang, about 30 minutes from the city center of Krabi. It had all the feels of a miniature two-street Cabo, complete with loudspeaker-topped vans advertising DJ clubs and drink specials.…

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A Guide to My Favorite Thailand City: Chiang Mai

July 27, 2019

I fell in love with Chiang Mai really quickly, and wish I could have spent more time there. I had high expectations for this northern city that has made all the “best places for digital nomads” lists for years, and it did not disappoint. Surrounded by lush mountains and filled with the best food, cafes, and vibes I found in Thailand, Chiang Mai was much smaller, hipper, and more relaxed in comparison to Bangkok. It felt as if just the…

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TULUM, MEXICO (CITY GUIDE + A STORY OF A SNAKE, MURDER/SUICIDE, AND A WITCH)

December 22, 2017

When I set out earlier in the year on my adventure to find a new home, I chatted with nearly every single friend and stranger with whom I crossed paths to tap into the collective brain-trust of travelers to answer the question: where the hell should I go? We would sift through and list my many criteria for a locale for my fresh start and 9 times out of 10, the person would answer with complete clarity: Go to Tulum.…

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AN ODE TO MOLE AND THE CITY OF OAXACA, MEXICO

November 13, 2017

When I booked my ticket to Oaxaca, all I knew about the city (which turned out to be a state too- doh) was that it was the culinary epicenter of the country and home to Mole: one my favorite sauces since I went with my Spanish class in high school to a Mexican restaurant in Cleveland Ohio (supppps autentico!). I had also heard rumblings of artisanal Mezcal productions, but since I’ve never been able to tolerate hard liquor I paid…

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WHY I CAME BACK TO BALI (AND WHERE TO EAT + PLAY CANGGU)

September 7, 2017

Canggu and I have a little love affair happening, and I just can’t quit it. After I left my nearly-a-month-stay in Canggu this April, I’ve been running it over and over in my mind like an obsessed schoolgirl. It is the life-altering place I was living when I got the most devastating phone call of my life from my family to tell me of my father’s passing, the magical place I met a traditional Balinese healer that changed my life…

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