As announced in my last post, I recently booked a cheap flight to Cartagena and will be spending 8 full days next month traipsing around the Colombian coastline. South America was never in my immediate future travel plans, and to be honest I haven’t spent much time at all thinking about or researching it.
It’s been an unusually snowy December in New York this year, which means I’ve been craving summer and the beach way more than I normally do. At the sight of white outside our kitchen window, my mind instantly runs to a warmer, sunnier, HAPPIER place – somewhere I can walk around in a tank top and flip flops, work on my tan, and frolic at all hours.
The ‘Best of Vietnam’ photo gallery below is a collection of images I took in May 2013 while traveling in Vietnam. In 3 weeks of travel, I explored the southern half of the country: from Saigon to the Mekong Delta region and back, then on to the sand dunes of Mui Ne, the Dalat countryside and central highlands, central coast beaches, and tailor shops of Hoi An.
The Outer Banks (OBX) had always been alluring to me. It’s one of those places that may not have made the *must-see* list, but sat firmly on the *would be really nice to see* list.
When your best friend/roommate comes home from work one day and, completely out of sorts, impulsively declares that she wants to book a flight somewhere – you say OKAY, where to?!
The ‘Best of Cambodia’ photo gallery below is a collection of images I took in April/May 2013 while traveling in Cambodia. In two weeks of travel, I visited cheap Siem Reap and went cycling around Angkor, frolicked along the waterfront and checked out the prison in Phnom Penh, got hassled and watched firecrackers at Serendipity Beach in Sihanoukville, and chilled out on the most beautiful island in Southeast Asia (in my “professional” opinion) – Koh Rong.
You know the feeling of having discovered something so incredible and special that you wonder how on earth others haven’t found out about it yet? And then finally they do find out about it, and it “sells out” and no longer has that charm that captivated you in the first place?
Ahh, Vietnam. Markets, conical hats, fish, coffee, and… sand dunes? What?!
That’s right, there are sand dunes in Mui Ne, Vietnam. And not just your run of the mill dunes – I’m talking big-ass, bright red dunes that make you feel like you’re crossing a desert.
There are over 1000 islands in Thailand. It’s no wonder I agonized over which ones to visit on my 2013 Asia trip!
One of my top priorities was to get myself to a not-so-touristy beach with bright white sand and bright blue water.