Monthly Archive: January 2016

Weekly Pins & Tweets

Screenshot 2016-01-24 at 10.21.46 PMLove this elephant trekkin shot from Thailand

1. Excited to finally get Uber at LAX!

2. This Chicken Broccoli Mac N Cheese looks amazing!

3. Some great solo female travel tips

4. A cute way to make a window seat in your home

5. Pilots and flight attendants reveal their dirty secrets to flying

Watching: Younger – started watching it this week and already finished season 1. Such a fun show!

Reading: The Happiness of Pursuit – almost finished listening to this one. I love all the inspiring stories of people pursuing their quests.

Listening: “Sorry” by Justin Bieber – this one was a staple on my Thailand trip and it’s been stuck in my head ever since!

Beautiful Thailand & Bali

Over New Year’s I wanted to take a trip where I can relax on the beach with a drink in my hand and get away from it all. I decided on the Thai Island Hopper West with Contiki. Instead of the bustling streets on Bangkok, I opted for the beautiful islands and beaches of South Thailand. I also stopped in Singapore for layover and Bali for two nights on my way back. Here’s a snapshot of my favorite parts of the trip!

IMG_6397Kayaking around Hong Island

IMG_6463Visiting the famous James Bond Island

IMG_6499 (1)Visiting a beautiful hidden beach

IMG_6504Spending New Years in Phuket on crazy Bangla Road

IMG_6522Getting blessed by a monk to start 2016

IMG_6555The beachfront entrance to our resort on Koh Phi Phi

IMG_6616Visiting the famous location of “The Beach” aka Maya Bay

IMG_6660Beautiful clear waters for snorkeling, and saw baby sharks!

IMG_6716My favorite stop, the crystal-blue waters of Bamboo Beach

IMG_6804Beach party with fire dancers

IMG_6819Sweaty hike to take in this gorgeous sunset

IMG_7102Elephant Trekkin

IMG_7365Petting a tiger!

IMG_7386Trying Durian in Singapore (it was ok to me!)

IMG_7415The beautiful rice fields in Bali

IMG_7448Trying my hand at biking through the fields, it was harder than I thought!

IMG_7484And lastly, the Hello Kitty plane on EVA Air that was my return flight home. Event the toilet paper was branded!

Weekly Pins & Tweets

IMG_7492This little guy’s ears were cut too short, looks like he has pigtails!

1. This place seems like the most ideal work environment

2. Some great tips for quieting anxiety

3. A bar that serves cereal milk cocktails? Sounds amazing

4. Some great travel tips for jetlag: How to arrive in Bangkok

5. Putting things in perspective: keep things simple

Watching: Just watched I’ll See You in my Dreams which Blythe Danner’s been receiving rave reviews for. I can’t put it into words really, but the movie is sad, yet hopeful.

Reading: Finally getting around to reading Everything is Illuminated. It’s a quirky read, but I’m slowly getting into it.

Listening: “Roses” by The Chainsmokers – Heard this on the radio and it’s been stuck in my head