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Ultimate One Day Angkor Guide

Ultimate One Day Angkor Guide

Visiting the temples at Angkor Wat is an incredible experience, but at 154 mi² with over 50 temples, planning a visit to this ancient city is overwhelming. This guide is a way for me to virtually hold your hand, comfort you like a childhood blanket, and help you […]

Why Siem Reap Broke My Heart (But You Should Still Go)

Why Siem Reap Broke My Heart (But You Should Still Go)

On July 20th 2016, my husband and I arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a 4-night stay. Of course our main motive for visiting this city was to see the massive temple complex at Angkor, but the things we learned left us heartbroken for Cambodia. We […]

Ko Lanta, Thailand Travel Guide

Ko Lanta, Thailand Travel Guide

It’s taken me a really long time to write this post because I love Ko Lanta so much!! Watch the vlog to hear about my experience and keep reading to find out tons of details about transportation, activities, etc, etc. Enjoy! 🙂 Click the image […]

Our DIY San Francisco Wedding – 9.5.15

Our DIY San Francisco Wedding – 9.5.15

Today Eric and I are celebrating our very first wedding anniversary! For such an exciting day, I wanted to create a massive blog post all about our wedding! If you’re planning a rustic DIY San Francisco wedding you just struck gold. If you’re just a curious […]

Chiang Mai, Thailand Guide

Chiang Mai, Thailand Guide

Old Town Chiang Mai Accommodation Sira Boutique Hotel Location: Just within the north area of the old town walls (85/5 Sriphum Road, 50000) Cost: We paid $26/night including breakfast Liked: Central location, SUPER friendly English-speaking staff, budget friendly, fun outdoor seating, Western breakfast Disliked: The stairs to […]

Traveling With Anxiety

Traveling With Anxiety

Dealing with chronic anxiety is tough, but factor in a raging case of wanderlust and it gets even harder. For me, anxiety during travel rears its ugly head often in the form of language barriers, lost taxi drivers, dead phone batteries, when the hotel says “I […]

Where To Get A Tattoo In Nanjing, China

Where To Get A Tattoo In Nanjing, China

I had such a hard time figuring out where to get a tattoo in Nanjing! Google searches weren’t getting me anywhere, and I hadn’t seen any shops around the city. Finally we were given a shop recommendation by one of Eric’s classmates, and made the […]

10 (Unexpected) American Things I Miss While In China

10 (Unexpected) American Things I Miss While In China

Of course I miss my friends, family, and dog above all else, but what THINGS do I miss most? I thought for sure it’d be Mexican food and not having to use VPN to access my favorite websites, but I was wrong! Here’s the top 10 […]

How I Keep In Touch From China

How I Keep In Touch From China

Don’t let the Great Firewall keep you from the ones you love! Here’s how I get in contact with friends and family back home in the US while I’m living in China. The Cell Phone Situation Before coming to China, I called T-Mobile and made sure […]

8 Books For The Anxious Traveler

8 Books For The Anxious Traveler

Travel can heighten anxiety, but it can also be a great time to dig deep into some books! My least favorite part of travel is waiting: in the terminal, on the plane, on the shuttle, in a restaurant, etc, etc, but with a good book […]