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Reclaiming My Childhood Dreams: A Path to Thailand

July 28, 2019

I was born and raised to have a deep feeling of wanderlust. My dad’s favorite parlor trick was to pull miniature Stephanie into the dinner party (I’m talking before I could spell my own first name) spin the globe, (always) land with his finger on Madagascar, and much to the shock and awe of my parents’ guests- I would enthusiastically name the country every time. I grew up with basement shelves lined with dusty Jacque Cousteau, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis,…

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CITY GUIDES

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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CONFESSIONS OF AN OVER-PACKER: A HERSCHEL LUGGAGE REVIEW

April 28, 2019

Hello, my name is Stephanie… and I am an over-packer. Since I decided to leave Los Angeles two years ago, I have been working hard on Marie Kondo-ing my life. I said thank you, next to my things in a few stages. The first give gratitude and say farewell wave was when I subleased my Venice Beach apartment and put all my things in storage in September of 2017. I was ruthless, or so I thought. I packed up a…

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ALL ROADS LEAD TO DENVER: A PLOT TWIST

August 27, 2018

When I was 19, I took my first trip west. As I flew over the Rocky Mountains, I peered out the window in complete awe with tears in my eyes at the sheer beauty of the snow-capped peaks below. I had never seen anything so majestic, and instantly my view of the world and it’s infinite and varied landscapes expanded. Last year, almost two decades later, I flew to Denver for the first time, saw those looming peaks from below, was…

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