There’s an on-site organic vegetable farm at @panvimanspa where they grow the majority of the produce served in their open-air Panorama restaurant with strictly eco-friendly and non-chemical practices. Their commitment to sustainability is also at the core of their staffing policies. Over 90% of the employees at Panviman Chiang Mai Resort live in the surrounding villages and are members of Thailand’s many diverse hilltribes.
// shine bright like a neon sign // ✨
Neon Museum | Las Vegas, Nevada 🇺🇸 ---------------------------------------------------
Hey 👋🏼 It’s been a while since I shared a bit about myself so I’m going to tell you some random facts...
My favorite author is F. Scott Fitzgerald and that’s why I wanted a pic in front of the Fitzgerald sign 📚 .
I love road trips but if I’m not driving I can easily fall asleep. On the contrary, I have a hard time sleeping on planes ✈️🚗 .
I always had an interest in art and *accidentally* studied and got my degree in fashion design. I now also design and make some of my own clothes 👗
If I watch a video about animals being mistreated or an emotional animal rescue I ugly cry 😭 .
When I was a baby, my parents owned a small restaurant and I would sit on the counter all dressed up in pink frilly dresses. Probably a health code violation 🤷🏽♀️
I love food but I’m a horrible cook. I pretty much only know how to make 5 dishes 🍝
When I bought my first car I didn’t know how to drive it, it was a manual transmission. After practice and stalling like crazy I drove my Jeep Wrangler like a pro 🚙 .
What else do you want to know about me? Feel free to ask. And please, tell me something random about yourself. .
Taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the agriculture terrain of the Mae Rim Valley from the @panvimanspa the Hilltribe Terrace. The mountainous area has certainly earned the nickname of ‘heaven in the hills.’
How’s this for #HouseGoalz ??? Referred to as the “Russian Versailles”, the Peterhof Palace features the Grand Cascade with a total of 64 fountains! It was built in the early 18th century and uses the natural landscape to drive the fountains - not pumps. You can truly spend all day wandering the gardens and admiring the intricate fountains 😍
If you couldn’t tell, I’ll be featuring St. Petersburg, Russia in my stories today!
Kayangan lake is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen & this is only the entrance to the island!⠀
What makes it better is that this land is owned by the Tagbanua indigenous group, believed to be the original inhabitants of the Philippines ⠀
In 1998 the Tagbanua were awarded a title of ancestral domain, giving them ownership of their land. They manage and protect their land, like Kayangan lake which is sacred to them⠀
What do you think? Will you visit here one day?⠀
#kayanganlake#coronpalawan#itsmorefuninthephilippines#philippines 🇵🇭 #palawanisland#palawanderer#travellatina
Always swimming through the rooftop pools, hotel oases, and flash floods that come my way. I’m back from the hiatus and am slowly making a comeback. I’ll update you all on this crazy and unpredictable life real soon 🏊♀️
Do you know how to drive a motorbike? 🛵 It’s the main method of transportation in many of the places I’ve been in Southeast Asia but I still haven’t really learned how to drive one. Someone made me feel like I wouldn’t be capable of it so I keep avoiding it. It’s a big goal of mine for 2019 to conquer the fear and learn once and for all–I miss the independence that having two wheels gives you! Plus, it’s a major money saver as taking taxis or local transport everywhere can quickly add up.
“let’s just go out of state”.
I got a call on Monday 9 AM from my friend saying ^^^ ... um YES!.
So we ended up leaving to Huacho and Huarin for 1.5 days.
The things we discovered were priceless 🤗 .
New trip experience alert 🚨 this time for the most famous carnival of them all: Rio de Janeiro! Thanks to @blacktravelers, it’s #AfroBrazilian focused. See “stories” or click on the link in bio for more info #TravelLatina#Latina
Travel Tuesday: Disney World is really out here dropping major life keys! They work their magic to remind you to bring out your inner child and let loose the dreamer inside of you. If you haven’t been since they reinvented the finale show, you should check it out!
I have to admit, I’m a thrill seeker and I love roller coasters and rides. On this particular trip, I went with my family to take my niece and nephews to Disney World. (We won’t talk about how my niece got lost despite my nephew training us all day to run after him 🤦🏽♀️.)
It’s a completely different experience when you go with kids compared to going with adults, but both are experiences I don’t want to miss. #traveltuesday#disneyworld#familytravel#dream
Today is my last day on ENT and the chilly rainy weather did not help getting up for rounds this morning 🙈 I would much rather stay snuggled in bed dreaming about this Winter Palace...what are your favorite rainy day activities??
Home to the monarchs until the 20th century, the Winter Palace serves as the home to the Hermitage Museum, the second largest art museum in the world. With six buildings and 1500 rooms, you can be sure to get your moneys worth at this museum! Do you like visiting art museums?
// forever on the road // ✨
Welcome to Utah Sign | Somewhere in Utah 🇺🇸 --------------------------------------------------- I’m almost about done sharing my photos from my recent road trip. I have sooooo many that I decided to share my highlights in today’s IG story. Check them out and let me know what you think. And if you have any questions about the trip please comment or DM me. .
This was the longest road trip I have been on yet. It was a span of 8 days and it’s definitely the furthest I’ve ever driven in the U.S. We drove through a total of 7 states, pretty much all the southwest and went into Texas. .
Being on the road definitely isn’t for everyone though but it’s something I grew up doing. Family vacations for us meant driving for 6-8 hours to San Francisco or driving down to Rosarito, Mexico for the weekend. In fact I didn’t get on a plane until I was 12, it was for a school trip to the east coast. And I wouldn’t board my next flight until I was 17. .
I definitely didn’t grow up traveling far and wide but I can’t imagine what my life would be like now if I didn’t hop on 20+ flights a year, take trains to new cities, get on an overnight buses to get to a new country, or convince my friends to road trip to a place I read about in an article. .
Every experience has gotten me to where I am today. Every hurdle, every accomplishment, every breakup, and every opportunity I’ve been given makes me who I am today. Life has been an adventure and I can’t wait to see where I go. .
How did you get into traveling? .
I am absolutely in awe of the raw beauty of the Philippines 🇵🇭 ❤️⠀⠀⠀
Did you know that the Philippines is made up of more than 7,000 islands!? ⠀⠀⠀
Coron is a province of the island of Palawan & we’ve been exploring all the insane natural wonders around here! It’s been non-stop, but worth it! ⠀⠀ ⠀
Here in Twin Lagoon the lagoon is separated by a small underwater pathway where salt water & fresh water meet! ⠀
Also thank you to everyone who has sent their love to @patrikbol & I! We are absolutely on cloud 9 💍❤️⠀⠀⠀
#Palawan#philippine_islands#itsmorefuninthephilippines#philippines 🇵🇭 #coronpalawan#coron#palawanderers#travellatina#nomadgirls#sheisnotlost
Love is never clipping your wings! 💗
I love a lot of things, but nothing brings me more happiness then the moment I’m taking off to go explore.
🚎 ✈️ 🚙
There is something about the feeling of freedom that I would never want to shake off!
Oh this chicken. No one is even sure if this onesie fits - yes, it’s been a family group chat topic. But hi, it’s a watermelon onesie cut like a high school wrestlers uniform. I love it so. This pic was taken right before sunset at a bougie Bali beach resto. She proceeded to roll around in the sand, which all stuck to her always-sweaty-body till she was covered save for eyes and smile. I had to wash her off in the bathroom sink before we left. No one in the bathroom was impressed with that even though I rinsed and wiped the sink after. She was certified wet street dog. So much for trying to dress my “princess” in cute outfits for snaps at the beach. This is the only pic we got. #balisunsets#balibabies
Madre e figlia ♥️
I've come to the realization that we will not have the perfectly posed photo for another 15 years but whatever. My mom hates having her photo taken and I can count only a few dozen photos I have with her from my almost forty years on Earth. Hope my daughter can look back at these images and the memories associated with them. When you're gone, do you really think that your kids care if your hair is frizzy or that you're not photogenic or that you look "fat"? Nope. They want to clutch those images and be transported to those moments that they shared with their parents.
We went to Milano on business a few weeks ago. Both Dutchman and I have been to the city multiple times and decided to do something a little different. We booked an Agriturismo near Lago di Garda, about an hour and fifteen minute drive from the city. Given that we are used to the DC traffic we didn't even flinch 😂
We loved that we got to stay at a working farm and vineyard that we booked on @bookingcom for 88€ a night. Much cheaper than staying in the city and live such a unique experience (more about that later). #diningtraveler#europeuncovered#bookingyeah
London is calling ✨
I loved London and it was more beautiful from this view at The Shard. It has been a long day taking train after train to the second part of our honeymoon... Paris!! 🖤 Cannot wait to explore tomorrow... right now I’m starving!
Like @oprah eloquently says, “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” I truly believe that it’s never too late to follow your dreams and to do what makes you happy. I feel blessed to wake up every day, sometimes in a new city, state or country, while reveling in my dream career as a travel writer. I truly love to work from anywhere in the world. Here, I’m be about to enjoy the private swim out / infinity pool of my room at @havenresorts. Can I stay here forever? #havenishere