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Five Weeks

The past five weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. I left my life in Korea, said goodbye to close friends, reunited with my boyfriend after six months, visited three new countries, reunited with a close friend from college, and had countless new experiences. 809 more words

Worlds We Traipse Through

Every once in a while, a phrase sticks in my mind, and I often think about the time a friend and I were dining at the top of a tower in Durban, South Africa, in one of the world’s 27 revolving restaurants (fun fact!), where the walls were decorated with disconcerting cherub paintings (how did they get bodybuilder muscles? 597 more words


Behind the Scenes of Tourism

One year ago today I volunteered a week of my time at Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Today on my YouTube Channel I have a video showcasing formerly abused elephants enjoying their freedom.   796 more words


Major SA hotel group continues to promote lion walks

Human-wildlife interactions with iconic big cats including lions, cheetahs and their cubs are being promoted via the Ranch Protea Hotel in Limpopo, owned by Marriott International, despite statements distancing themselves from such activities. 1,066 more words


Bathing with Elephants in Chiang Mai

Anyone who knows me knows just how much I love elephants – they are my spirit animal (never mind that I am 5’2 and weigh less than 120 pounds). 524 more words


Trouble in paradise

Let me start by saying I’m writing this about Phú Quốc island. The island is currently undergoing massive construction, a population boom, and redevelopment of existing properties into larger, more upscale resorts and western restaurants. 722 more words


Leaving Laos

Enjoying a very late morning, it was nice to sleep in. We had breakfast packed and took a shuttle to the airport. Afternoon flights are wonderful. 1,225 more words