Wanderlust Tag

BUCKET LIST + Even the winding drive into Niland, California was extraordinary. We decided to take back roads in from Phoenix, Arizona. Rolling hills, old farms, wide open landscapes, and massive irrigation systems led us into an old and (mostly) abandoned, salt covered town. Years of salt erosion and water damage make this wanna-be resort town an artist’s haven and a beach goers nightmare. Graffiti, broken furniture and disemboweled TVs cover what used to be porches, sidewalks and housing slabs. The sand, actually salt,...

Koh Phi Phi Islands : Thailand This is the type of place that can make postcards jealous. Its breathtaking, its extremely well traveled, and its filled with picturesque long tail boats. The islands of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Phi Phi Lee are ripped from a fairytale. The tall limestone crags frame in crystal clear waters and the powdery white sand melts softly between your toes. While your risk of getting a little too drunk, or a little too sunburned are extremely high...

I don’t think you could package paradise much better. There isn’t much the sleepy beachside town of Tulum doesn’t offer. There is a pleasant city center filled with culture and trendy hangouts. The beaches are magnificent with pristine waters and white, powdery sand. The food scene is world famous, have you heard of Hartwood? The people are friendly and the streets are lined with charming boutiques and picture worthy scenery. Ancient Mayan Ruins peek out from behind the palm trees and...

Don’t drink buckets of alcohol. I feel like I should have known this, or this wisdom would have been passed down by a concerned parent or an experienced friend. But it wasn’t – and I’m sure I can say this about any liquid you are contemplating drinking from a bucket, it probably won’t end well. Sunburned and excited, we found two unoccupied rugs in the sand and sat down. Rumor has it, when in Koh Phi Phi you must partake in...

Anyone that travels will attest to how quickly and deeply bonds form with your fellow adventurers. There is an overwhelming sense of camaraderie. Everyone offers advice and pointers, telling you the best parts of town to visit as well as the ones to avoid. Which places are overrun by tourists and which places are raw and beautiful. They tell you about amazing food from local restaurants and the dreadful places that nobody should ever dare enter. They told me not to eat...

Phạm Ngũ Lão Street : Backpacker's District : Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam There was a night in Saigon, Vietnam when we sat on the street drinking beer in child sized plastic chairs. Both sides of the street were filled with people lined up facing each other. Just staring at each other, like a drunken, lazy version of Red Rover. The ultimate people watching. I was honestly waiting for someone to yell ‘charge’ and both sides of the street to lunge...




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