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major recap: Song Saa Private Island

At the end of our two weeks in Southeast Asia, I finally made it to island time! Song Saa was my first private island experience and it was LOVELY. Song Saa private island is located off the coast of Cambodia. From Siem Reap, we flew to Sianhoukville, located on the southern coast of Cambodia. This […]

October 16, 2019

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major recap: Jaya House, Siem Reap

A hotel can make or break your travel experience. I often consider hotels a destination in themselves. There are a few moments in this traveling gig when I come across hotels that impact me. Jaya House River Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia is one of them. Jaya House Siem Reap is a boutique hotel in […]

October 16, 2019

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major recap: 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a city located in Northern Thailand, about one hour flying from Bangkok. It means “new city” and is situated between the mountains with the Ping River flowing through it. Chiang Mai is filled with unique temples, some marked with gold, others painted all white. The city is filled with delicious street food […]

October 16, 2019

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major recap: The Siam, Bangkok

A quiet escape from the busyness of Bangkok, you will find the Siam Bangkok. Located north of the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Bangkok’s main sites, this hotel is truly a retreat. Bangkok is a very busy city. I go back and forth about my feelings towards it. However, coming home to The Siam at […]

October 4, 2019

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Major Recap: Ritz Carlton, Shanghai

Hotel luxury takes on a new level in Asia. The luxury hotels in most major Asian cities are luxurious modern masterpieces. The Ritz Carlton is no exception. There are two Ritz Carlton’s in Shanghai – The Pudong Ritz and the Portman Ritz. I stayed in the Pudong Ritz Carlton, which is the nicer of the […]

July 29, 2019

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Major Recap: Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

China features a lot of “tallest”, “largest”, “highest”, “biggest”, _______ in the world. In fact, China is known for being the Guinness World Records’ fastest growing market. The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong keeps in trend with being the highest hotel in the world! It features 312 guest rooms, all with amazing views of the city. […]

April 10, 2019

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Tokyo, Japan Day 6 – Tokyo Tskukiji Fish Market

Travel days must always start with exercise. The last thing on our Tokyo bucket list was the Tokyo Tskukiji Fish Market, the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. Have you picked up on the trend yet? Tokyo has a lot of “largest in the world”. The popular item at the Tokyo Tskukiji […]

April 4, 2018

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Tokyo, Japan Day 5 – Tokyo Robot Show

Last day best day! We started the morning off with an Orange Theory class and ended our day with the sensory overloading Tokyo Robot Show. Orange Theory is a workout concept that I am a big fan of in the states. I loved going to a workout class in a new city, in a different […]

April 2, 2018

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Tokyo, Japan Day 4 – Sushi and Plum Blossoms

On the morning of day 4, set off to see the blooming plum blossoms. While they are less popular than the cherry blossoms, they are still a beautiful sight to behold. Cherry blossoms tend to fully bloom in April, so I just barely missed them. The most noteworthy parks to see plum blossoms in Tokyo […]

March 30, 2018

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Tokyo, Japan Day 3 – Tokyo Imperial Palace

Start today at the Tokyo Imperial Palace, located in the center of the park. I found it most enjoyable to walk around the entire park so you can see all angels and pieces of the Imperial Palace. It is quite a massive estate and the current residence of the Japanese Royal Family. It is fairly […]

March 28, 2018

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