Live Consciously. Travel Consciously.

For those who I have been following, you probably have noticed that I've changed the directions of this blog a few times. But, you know what? All great things come with trial and error--failure, failure, failure, then one day success just blooms like a sunflower. Or, at least that's how I hope this will all … Continue reading Live Consciously. Travel Consciously.

Self-Analysis: Me Then vs Me Now

The difference between who I was when I started this blog and who I am now is IMMENSE. Of course, we are always changing. In each moment, we are someone different. But, specifically, my ideals when I first started traveling and my mindset now after gaining a couple years of traveling under my belt are … Continue reading Self-Analysis: Me Then vs Me Now

Yosemite is MAGIC

I finally had the chance to go to Yosemite and I basked--no, SHOWERED--in all its magnificent, breathtaking glory. I totally get John Muir, now. There is no other explanation for the creation of such majestic mountains other than God (...or maybe--I'm going to take a wild guess here--the divine power of nature??)   My travel … Continue reading Yosemite is MAGIC

You NEED to go to Big Sur

I AM BEING SERIOUS, YOU NEED TO GO! Big Sur is an absolutely stunning region on the coast of California where the Santa Lucia Mountains meet the Pacific. Just south of Monterey, you'll find beautifully stunning terrain, a winding road that runs just along the cliffs above the ocean and some perfect tranquility. Did I … Continue reading You NEED to go to Big Sur

Island Getaways of South East Asia

If you've thought about traveling to South East Asia, then I am SURE you've thought about which beaches you're going to be laying on, basking in the sun and probably drinking a Pina Colada.  Am I right? I know I am, I know... But, there are so many islands! Which ones do you choose? Well, … Continue reading Island Getaways of South East Asia

Word from the backpacking wise

Well, my word has really been put to the test. A couple days into this travel venture, I was pretty consistent with my blog posts, but as time has gone on I find sitting on my computer less appealing than actually exploring...imagine that. While I haven't been keeping up with my posts as regularly as … Continue reading Word from the backpacking wise

Traveling during Tet

Experiencing Tet, the Vietnamese New Year or the Lunar New Year, in Vietnam is no doubt a unique and cultural experience. It usually lasts from Feb 27-Jan 2 and everyone is buzzing even days or weeks beforehand to prepare for the celebration. Unlike New Year in the western world, Tet is not about partying on … Continue reading Traveling during Tet

The beauty of Pai

Pai is by far the most beautiful place in Thailand. Located high in the mountains, there's no where you can go without being surrounded by beautiful and luscious mountainous peaks. We were only suppose to spend three days in Pai, but upon arriving, we immediately extended to five. Honestly, I could have stayed for a … Continue reading The beauty of Pai

Sak Yant Tattoos in Thailand

Receiving a Sak Yant tattoo is a highly spiritual experience. If you've done your research and are thoroughly interested, then I promise you won't regret it. If you're a man, you can go to a temple and have a more traditional experience getting a tattoo from a monk. If you're a woman, there are far … Continue reading Sak Yant Tattoos in Thailand