Six Days in Vancouver

I’ve been hearing about how amazing Vancouver is forever. After moving to LA, it became the best choice for a Thanksgiving trip. Anywhere in the US would be shut down for at least a day, and it’s only a three hour plane ride away. We loved it. The food is great, the shopping is chic, the nature is stunning, and the nightlife is fun. It did rain for nearly the entire duration of the trip, but it was hardly an issue. We didn’t make it everywhere but we checked most things off the list and got a great feel for the city. 100% would go back. Here is a rundown of our itinerary:

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Mirissa Beach, Sri Lanka

Sara in Sri Lanka

Sara is originally from Northern Virginia, just about an hour outside of Washington DC. She’s lived in New York since college. She is a runner and a reader. She loves an adventure and a good dance party. She is an aspiring full-time traveler.

Getting Started

How long were you in Sri Lanka?
Only seven days. We could have stayed much, much longer. We had a last minute opening in our schedules so we jumped on the opportunity. We were already planning on being in Dubai for Christmas to see family so we decided to take advantage of the proximity and go for it.

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9 Days in Cambodia

During our winter break from teaching in South Korea (Dec. 25, 2015 – Jan. 2, 2016), my friend and I took this well earned nine-day trip to Cambodia. It was incredible. Of course we wished we had a few more days, and we regret not paying our respects at the killing fields, but nine days was enough to see many different places and feel like we got to know the country. We split our time between Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Koh Rong, which was a good mix of city, history, and beach. Cambodia is one of, if not the, lowest priced countries in SE Asia, based on my experience, and one of my favorite countries I’ve visited!

You can find our itinerary below. For more info, see this post.
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Cambodia: Phnom Penh, Ta Prohm, Pants, and Paradise 

Aren’t we all searching for inner peace? Cambodia seemed like a great place to find some, and from the moment I arrived, taking my first tuk-tuk ride through the thick, sage-scented heat, I knew I wouldn’t be let down. Each day was filled with exotic, low-priced delights and wonders I’d never experienced before: a manicure in the market in Phnom Penh; the crumbling Ta Prohm temple in Siem Reap; open-air beach bungalows serving curry on the edge of the jungle; warm, clear, turquoise water dotted with brightly colored fishing boats waiting to take me to places I’d only ever dreamed of every freezing Wisconsin winter. But it wasn’t only the incredible beauty and tropical luxury that helped me dig up that laid-back vibe deep within me — it was also the bit of ugliness that we found along the way that helped me find what I was looking for. Speaking of which, it all started with the pants.
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Iceland

Leslie in Iceland

Leslie Golden is a chef, food stylist, and producer living in Brooklyn, NY.

Logistics

Where did you travel?
We went to Reykjavic, Iceland in January, 2011. We wanted to go someplace that had a city, nightlife, and art to see as well as natural adventures. We only had about ten days to travel so we also liked the idea that in a short amount of time we would be able to see a lot (most) of the country. Continue reading “Leslie in Iceland”