Planning for a Travel Adventure

Planning for a Travel Adventure

If you’re planning an adventure, there will always be plenty of possible things that can happen unexpectedly. Some of them will turn out to improve the trip, others not so much. Either way, making plans for the aspects you do have control of will help you to enjoy your adventure regardless of what happens, safe in the knowledge all your bases are covered. It allows you to live in the moment and enjoy your time away to its fullest.

Booking Boat Day Trips For Your Holiday

Booking Boat Day Trips For Your Holiday

If you are looking for a fun and exciting day trip, then look no further! A boat charter offers an excellent excursion opportunity. You get the chance to explore various locations. You get to feel free whilst you glide across the blue waters. It is great fun, and it would seem a lot of people are agreeing with this, as boat charters are undoubtedly becoming more popular at present. Nevertheless, if you want to take advantage of all of the benefits offered by a charter then you need to make sure you choose wisely. Keep on reading to discover all of the tips required to find the best boat charter for you.

Things That Will Make Your Life Easier When Traveling

Things That Will Make Your Life Easier When Traveling

Traveling the world is something that many people dream of, but not everyone gets to do, so if you’re lucky enough to be able to travel, either the world, or just go traveling and see some places, then you want that time to be filled with fun memories or adventures and laughter - not stress and trauma.

Reasons We All Need to Travel More

Reasons We All Need to Travel More

If you are currently on a mission to find an excuse to travel more, you don’t have to look too far. There are many benefits of seeing the world, meeting new friends, and getting a new experience every day. Whether you are the cultural traveler or love the jungle and would like to spend more time with animals than with people, you can create the perfect experience that will help you grow as a person. Below you will find just a selection of excuses you can use next time you book a vacation.

Preparing To Visit South America: Everything That You Should Know

Preparing To Visit South America: Everything That You Should Know

South America is one of those places that every single traveller has to visit at some point during their travels. It’s one of the most incredible places in the world as there are so many incredible countries available for you to visit and explore. A continent that offers incredible diversity, South America has no shortage of amazing places to explore; it’s difficult to imagine that just one continent would allow you to go deep into the Amazon rainforest, climb Patagonia’s snow peaks, and see the incredible wildlife that the Galapagos Islands have to offer.

Eco-Vacation: Choosing A Trip Which Is Good For The Earth

Eco-Vacation: Choosing A Trip Which Is Good For The Earth

When a lot of people decide to travel the world, they seldom consider the impact they could have on it in the process. Modern transport methods are fast, but they also tend to burn a whole lot of fuel in the process, and this is never good for the planet. As someone who is very conscious of their footprint, you probably wouldn’t want to cause damage on your adventure. So, to help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the most environmentally friendly ways to get around the world.

The Essentials that You Need for a Winter Camping Trip

The Essentials that You Need for a Winter Camping Trip

Camping is a popular activity. It’s a great way to spend time with your friends and family, away from all the distractions of everyday life. It’s a wonderful chance to bond and reconnect away from technology. Camping is a brilliant way to get back in touch with nature, to learn more about the world around you and to simply get some fresh air and exercise. But, it’s largely seen as a summer activity. Especially if you are camping with younger children.

Connecting With Nature During Your Travels

Connecting With Nature During Your Travels

When most people head away on vacation, they will tend to book a package holiday through a specialist lettings agency. This, of course, can be great. You can land great offers and spend a relaxing week or two lounging around a pool and making use of your chosen hotel’s facilities. However, it can also feel like a waste at times. Part of the joy of visiting a new place is to immerse yourself in its nature. You should aim to see new landscapes and experience things you wouldn’t be able to at home. Here are just a few different ways that you can actively connect with nature during your trips.

Travel Diary Days 66 - 69: Gili Air, Indonesia

Travel Diary Days 66 - 69: Gili Air, Indonesia

Gili Air Island in Indonesia is what this post is all about! We are just about finished with the Southeast Asia Travel Diary series. Indonesia was the final stop! Read about the island, what we did for fun, and where we stayed. This island is super small and kind of eerie!

The Vegan Option: Gili Air

The Vegan Option: Gili Air

Wow, it's been quite some time since I've published on the blog. In fact, it's now been over a year since we were in Indonesia. Being the Aquarian that I am, I couldn't just NOT finish the Southeast Asia Travel Diary series. Indonesia was the final stop! And so, with this post, I finally complete the travel series, and will get back to blogging about other cool things soon, I promise! Plus a podcast in the works!

Travel Diary Days 59 - 65: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Travel Diary Days 59 - 65: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Wow, it's been quite some time since I've published on the blog. In fact, it's now been over a year since we were in Indonesia. Being the Aquarian that I am, I couldn't just NOT finish the Southeast Asia Travel Diary series. Indonesia was the final stop! And so, with this post, I finally complete the travel series, and will get back to blogging about other cool things soon, I promise! Plus a podcast in the works!

Travel Diary Days 52 - 58: Hội An & Hanoi, Vietnam

Travel Diary Days 52 - 58: Hội An & Hanoi, Vietnam

Hội An is a charming town on the central coast of Vietnam. Inside is the well-known "Ancient Town", a beautifully preserved trading port from the 15th to 19th century. The architecture and culture represent the various influences that have created the site, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town area is blocked off to motorists and can only be accessed via foot or bicycle. We rented bikes and rode around in the evening. There are beautiful canals that cut through the streets, and you can see distinct differences in certain areas between Japanese, French, Vietnamse & Chinese influences. There are bridges, soap houses, temples, colonial buildings, and color all around.

Serene Yoga Retreat in Bali, Indonesia

Serene Yoga Retreat in Bali, Indonesia

Serenity Eco Guesthouse is a family-run eco center that focuses on providing quality yoga programs that are accessible to all and to operating in a way that is synergistic with it's surroundings. We were impressed by the level of thought and attention that goes into the details of being environmentally friendly throughout this space. I'll talk more about the facilities and practices at Serenity Eco Guesthouse in a future article, but for now, I want to focus on highlighting their Serene Yoga Retreats.

Yogi Entrepreneur Part 3: Dreams Actualizing in Costa Rica (+ GIVEAWAY!)

Yogi Entrepreneur Part 3: Dreams Actualizing in Costa Rica (+ GIVEAWAY!)

Hey everyone! This is such an exciting post because literally all of my dreams ever manifested into reality. Pete, Zuko (our black cat) & I are finally in Costa Rica for good! I've talked A LOT on the blog about what I do in Costa Rica, so I won't recap that here but you can check out Part 1 & Part 2 to get caught up! There, I talk about the real estate deal that I was helping to broker, which actually finalized. Pete & I have been hired to manage the property: Hotel Nautilus. For me, it's a very sentimental property, as you will read if you check out Part 1 & Part 2. I will warn you that these series are a bit "wordier" than other posts on the blog. The reason for that is because so many people ask me HOW I get to live the life I live and I want to describe the process vividly. It's about ACTION & HARD WORK, and this series has chronicled some of what went into making this dream come true.

Psst... GIVEAWAY BELOW!

Travel Diary Days 44 - 51: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) & Vung Tau Beach, Vietnam

Travel Diary Days 44 - 51: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) & Vung Tau Beach, Vietnam

After our time in Cambodia, we headed to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam for 3 days & Vung Tau Beach for 4 days. We were very excited to see what Vietnam would be like, as we heard various things from travelers along the way (everyone has an opinion to share). I don't want to spoil the story, but overall, Vietnam was our favorite place that we visited! On the next Travel Diary, I'll talk about Hoi An, a charming ancient town that we adored & Hanoi.

This Travel Diary focuses on Ho Chi Minh City, which is still often referred to as Saigon - especially by the locals that we talked to.

I cover about the southern beach town of Vung Tau, which is interesting in it's own way. It was definitely a rich cultural experience. I am confident we will visit Vietnam again and spend more time there exploring.

Travel Diary Days 41 - 43: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia (Temple Photo Gallery)

Travel Diary Days 41 - 43: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia (Temple Photo Gallery)

The Temple Complex of Angkor Wat was built from the 6th to the 12th century (I also read 9th - 15th) and is steeped in history. There's far too much history to cover in this post, but there's plenty of information on-line about the rich and tumultuous history of the Khmer people and of Cambodia. It's worth researching and visiting if you've never been (Cambodia, in general, and Angkor Wat, for sure). Angkor Wat is probably the most popular tourist destination in Cambodia, from what I gathered, but there's definitely plenty else to see and enjoy. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Cambodia. 

Travel Diary Days 36 - 40: Elephant Nature Park in Cambodia (Video)

Travel Diary Days 36 - 40: Elephant Nature Park in Cambodia (Video)

Pete and I had the pleasure of experiencing 5 days at Elephant Nature Park in Cambodia. It was one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences of our lives. Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center (based in Northern Thailand, with projects in Cambodia & Myanmar as well). Volunteers come from all over to help and visit. They have executed dozens of rescues all over Southeast Asia, allowing for these sentient creatures to live out the rest of their lives in peace and comfort.

Travel Diary Days 26 - 35: Vagabond Temple in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Travel Diary Days 26 - 35: Vagabond Temple in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Pete & I had the pleasure of spending 9 amazing & enriching days at Vagabond Temple in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We feel so blessed for the experiences we had there, and they have followed us on our journey through Southeast Asia. We feel more spiritually connected, we have a deeper understanding of yoga and Buddhism, we were spoiled with delicious homemade vegan food, and we felt (and still feel) part of the close & welcoming community that is Vagabond Temple.

Travel Diary Days 21 - 25: Koh Samui, Thailand & Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Travel Diary Days 21 - 25: Koh Samui, Thailand & Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hey there! We spent a fabulous 5 days on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in Thailand. After that, we flew from Koh Samui to Bangkok and then to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to get ready for our next adventure! Before I get too ahead of myself, let's check out some of the Koh Samui highlights!