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Elephant Tourism in Thailand: Why we chose to visit a sanctuary?

Christmas Eve was a little different this year, as we spent it at an elephant rehabilitation and rescue sanctuary in Northern Thailand near Chiang Mai.    We decided this would be a Christmas we wouldn’t forget by contributing to the Save Elephant Foundation, a Thai non profit dedicated to providing care and assistance to the… Continue reading Elephant Tourism in Thailand: Why we chose to visit a sanctuary?

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Armenia Part II: Journey Getting In and Out of Gyumri 

Click here for Part I   I said my final goodbyes to Irina, her husband Stepan and their good friend Armen. When you’re with your backpack, hellos and goodbyes become the norm. However, the blue sunny skies greeting me already foreshadowed what was to be a smooth, beautiful and crisp sunny day.     Irina from… Continue reading Armenia Part II: Journey Getting In and Out of Gyumri 

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Just like that! GoodBye Rafael, GoodBye Irina, GoodBye Adría: Armenia Part I

Just like that. The sun rises once again beneath the grey clouds that have been masking the country of Armenia since the day I arrived. The sun is still not visible, but it is light out. I have not slept that well, but only because my mind has been racing with excitement of experiences had… Continue reading Just like that! GoodBye Rafael, GoodBye Irina, GoodBye Adría: Armenia Part I

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Unfearful of Death; Unfearful of Living. 

When we decided to take the hike to beautiful Preikestolen, my friends and I knew that the well placed signage and semi challenging but not impossible trail would get us up to a magical and serene vantage point. Enough research had been done.     What we didn’t know was the emotions that would be stirred… Continue reading Unfearful of Death; Unfearful of Living. 

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Inspiration via Nature

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Inspiration.” Nature inspires.    Inspiration normally happens in the moments of solitude, especially when one is engulfed in the beauty of what the universe has gifted us via the natural process of growth and evolution. The beauty of seeking nature is that it is all encompassing… Continue reading Inspiration via Nature