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Lost In Paradise In Thailand: Koh Yao Noi

It’s hard to believe that one country could have hundreds of beautiful islands, each prettier than the last in a place with so many different shades of blue, even Crayola wouldn’t know what to name them all. Periwinkle, aqua, sapphire, indigo. You’d be hard pressed to find a more idyllic place to spend your honeymoon than Thailand, and like two slightly tanned lovebirds, we saved the best for last. We left for what I will only describe as pure, unadulterated…

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Exploring A Different Side Of Phuket

When one imagines visiting Thailand, they envision the clear blue waters depicted in movies like ‘The Beach’ or ‘James Bond’, which the country has been capitalizing for a long time now on tourists. Phuket however, has a bit of a sketchy reputation, not totally unlike what I had heard when we visited the Greek island of Corfu. ‘Oh yeah that’s where people go to party.’ But there has to be more than that, right? However, since any decent honeymoon should probably…

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Old World Luxury At The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

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“sah wah dee khrap” Says the man opening the door at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, while he clasps his hands together and bows, a genuine smile spreading throughout his face. A delightful and humble greeting to welcome a twosome of disheveled and probably slightly stinky from a trip around the world just -married couple. We stumbled into this legendary hotel an oasis to our thirsty and tired selves, a place that dates back to 1887 when it hosted similarly weary seafarers along…

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48 Romantic Hours in Chiang Mai

It was hard to say goodbye to Bangkok, but as we shoved my oversize yellow bag into the taxi one last time before heading to Thailand’s second largest city, Chiang Mai.  I gripped Nico’s hand and got a sudden rush of excitement. Part of the reason we chose Thailand as our honeymoon destination was the sheer fact that it almost too easy to jet around the country. This article is a collaborative effort with Expedia.com to share a romantic itinerary in…

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How to Have an Unforgettable Honeymoon in Bangkok

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Our journey started in Bangkok..  Or rather the real name is actually “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.” Which might even outdo German as the craziest language ever. During our wedding planning in 2015, where to honeymoon remained high on the list. The notion of escape to somewhere exotic, totally foreign to us both, kept us from freaking out during the stress of planning essentially…

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Behind the Lens: My Year Of Travel On Instagram

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”― Gustave Flaubert This influential French novelist who wrote the great Madame Bovary has a point. The more I see the world, I feel infinitely more humbled. Just walking through the Sunday walking market in Chiang Mai, it is as easy to get lost in the hundreds of people as it is to order a fresh coconut. Way too easy. And the more I hear ignorant…

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