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This is the view of Emerald Bay from the golf course at @grandisleresort. I could not get enough of the crystal clear, turquoise and brilliant blue waters of Exuma. The sky was also gorgeous on this morning after a few cloudy days.
This is the view of Emerald Bay from the golf course at @grandisleresort. I could not get enough of the crystal clear, turquoise and brilliant blue waters of Exuma. The sky was also gorgeous on this morning after a few cloudy days.
The Allen Cay Iguana 🦎 is the friendliest of the iguanas found in the Bahamas. It’s one of seven subspecies of Bahamian Rock Iguanas. 
We were told Nicholas Cage purchased this island and then found out it was inhabited by these creatures. 😳 He decided to sell it and it’s now a conservation area. 
This guy definitely had his eyes 👀 on me while I was taking his picture. I got just close enough, but not too close. @grandisleresort @coastlineadventuresexuma *
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The Allen Cay Iguana 🦎 is the friendliest of the iguanas found in the Bahamas. It’s one of seven subspecies of Bahamian Rock Iguanas. We were told Nicholas Cage purchased this island and then found out it was inhabited by these creatures. 😳 He decided to sell it and it’s now a conservation area. This guy definitely had his eyes 👀 on me while I was taking his picture. I got just close enough, but not too close. @grandisleresort @coastlineadventuresexuma * * * #grandisleresort  #travel  #luxury  #luxurylifestyle  #island  #exumabahamas  #exuma  #bahamas  #islandbound  #islandlife  #neverstopexploring  #grandisleresort  #traveldeeper  #travelphotography  #travelgram  #travelling  #traveller  #itsbetterinthebahamas  #nature  #adventure  #adventuretime  #iguanas  #iguanasofinstagram  #islandlife  #allencay 
And then there was the time I went swimming with Nurse Sharks in Exuma. 🦈They can grow as long as 14 feet, but are not aggressive unless provoked. @coastlineadventuresexuma *
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And then there was the time I went swimming with Nurse Sharks in Exuma. 🦈They can grow as long as 14 feet, but are not aggressive unless provoked. @coastlineadventuresexuma * * * #grandisleresort  #travel  #luxury  #luxurylifestyle  #island  #exumabahamas  #exuma  #bahamas  #islandbound  #islandlife  #neverstopexploring  #grandisleresort  #traveldeeper  #travelphotography  #travelgram  #travelling  #traveller  #itsbetterinthebahamas  #sharks  #nature  #ocean  #adventure  #adventuretime 
When in the Bahamas...we drink Bahamian beer, especially on a hot day on a boat. @grandisleresort @sandsbeer ☀️🏝🛥 *
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The layers of colors surrounding these island  in Exuma is breathtakingly beautiful. I’ve traveled to many Caribbean destinations, but I’ve never seen anything quite like this. A photo could never capture how gorgeous this place really is. ❤️☀️🏝@grandisleresort
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The layers of colors surrounding these island in Exuma is breathtakingly beautiful. I’ve traveled to many Caribbean destinations, but I’ve never seen anything quite like this. A photo could never capture how gorgeous this place really is. ❤️☀️🏝@grandisleresort * * * #travel  #luxury  #luxurylifestyle  #island  #exumabahamas  #exuma  #bahamas  #islandbound  #islandlife  #neverstopexploring  #grandisleresort  #traveldeeper  #travelphotography  #travelgram  #travelling  #traveller  #beauty  #beautiful  #beautifuldestinations  #ocean  #caribbean  #breathtaking  #naturephotography  #nature 
Flying into Exuma in The Bahamas. The colors of the water are really spectacular. It’s my first visit, so I can’t wait to explore the island. ☀️🏝🐖 @grandisleresort *
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It was a beautiful fall day on Tybee Island, Georgia. This historic lighthouse has been guiding sailors safely into the Savannah River for 270 years. *
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The pedicabs in Savannah, Georgia remind me of a cross between the tuk tuks and cyclos I just experienced in Cambodia. @perrylanehotel @savannahpedicab *
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Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 from Savannah! We’re starting the long day of food festivities with a healthy Granola Bowl at @emporiumsavannah. The tangy Georgia-made yogurt paired nicely with the sweet berry compote and crunchy granola. Next up - turkey! 😋 @perrylanehotel *
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Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 from Savannah! We’re starting the long day of food festivities with a healthy Granola Bowl at @emporiumsavannah. The tangy Georgia-made yogurt paired nicely with the sweet berry compote and crunchy granola. Next up - turkey! 😋 @perrylanehotel * * * #travel  #travelphotography  #luxury  #food  #foodporn  #foodphotography  #breakfast  #thanksgiving  #holiday  #savannahgeorgia  #savannah  #georgia  #healthyfood  #healthybreakfast  #luxurylifestyle  #eeeeeats 
Sunset over Savannah, Georgia. The views of the city are beautiful from the rooftop bar @peregrinsavannah at @perrylanehotel in the historic district.
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Sunsets on the Mekong River were as brilliant as any I’ve ever seen. The fiery orange and pink colors lit up the sky and then reflected on the water behind our ship. One of many unforgettable moments in Vietnam and Cambodia with @avalonwaterways.
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One of the many faces of Buddha at Angkor Thom. The name means “Great City” and it was with a population of nearly one million people. Built in the Bayon style in the late 12th century, the city was the capital of Jayavarman VII’s Khmer Empire. There are a total of 216 mysterious and smiling Buddha faces at the center of the complex, Bayon Temple. @avalonwaterways *
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One of the many faces of Buddha at Angkor Thom. The name means “Great City” and it was with a population of nearly one million people. Built in the Bayon style in the late 12th century, the city was the capital of Jayavarman VII’s Khmer Empire. There are a total of 216 mysterious and smiling Buddha faces at the center of the complex, Bayon Temple. @avalonwaterways * * * #travel  #cruise  #history  #avalonwaterways  #avalonsaigon  #mekongmoments . #suiteship  #cambodia  #beautifulcambodia  #southeastasia  #travelphotography  #mekongdelta  #buddha  #buddhism  #traveldeeper 
There were so many unforgettable faces and people from our Avalon Saigon cruise and time spent in Vietnam and Cambodia. This older gentleman in the rural village of Angkor Ban in southeast Cambodia was one of them. @avalonwaterways *
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Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious complexes in the world at 402 acres. It took 30 years to build and was originally a Hindu temple. It became a Buddhist temple in the late 12th century and was part of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th centuries. Today, it’s one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. The stonework and carvings are fascinating and a hike up the steep steps to the third level is a must when visiting as the views are unforgettable. @avalonwaterways *
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#travelphotography #avalonwaterways #mekongdelta #southeastasia #beautiful #beautifulcambodia #travel #avalonsaigon #mekongmoments #suiteship #cambodia #traveldeeper #bucketlist
Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious complexes in the world at 402 acres. It took 30 years to build and was originally a Hindu temple. It became a Buddhist temple in the late 12th century and was part of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th centuries. Today, it’s one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. The stonework and carvings are fascinating and a hike up the steep steps to the third level is a must when visiting as the views are unforgettable. @avalonwaterways * * * #travelphotography  #avalonwaterways  #mekongdelta  #southeastasia  #beautiful  #beautifulcambodia  #travel  #avalonsaigon  #mekongmoments  #suiteship  #cambodia  #traveldeeper  #bucketlist 
The small hilltop village of Wat Hanchey is home to an 8th century Buddhist temple. The young monks will leave their families and commit their lives in order to receive an education. Then, most will leave the order afterward. There are 108 monks at this complex and the surrounding villages provide rice and other foods to sustain them. @avalonwaterways *
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#avalonwaterways #southeastasia #mekongdelta #avalonsaigon #travelphotography #cambodia #explore #suiteship #mekongmoments #history #religion #Buddhist #monks
The small hilltop village of Wat Hanchey is home to an 8th century Buddhist temple. The young monks will leave their families and commit their lives in order to receive an education. Then, most will leave the order afterward. There are 108 monks at this complex and the surrounding villages provide rice and other foods to sustain them. @avalonwaterways * * * #avalonwaterways  #southeastasia  #mekongdelta  #avalonsaigon  #travelphotography  #cambodia  #explore  #suiteship  #mekongmoments  #history  #religion  #Buddhist  #monks 
There were so many sobering images and feelings today while visiting the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, also known as the Killing Fields. Children were beaten while music blared over loud speakers and headless bodies were thrown into mass graves. It’s hard to believe countries can do this to their own people, but it continues to happen in our world.
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One of the images hard to forget is the many friendship or prayer bracelets left behind by visitors on the bamboo fences surrounding the graves. Perhaps people came with the purpose of paying their respects to those buried here by leaving a bracelet behind or maybe they felt compelled in that moment to honor the nearly 2.5 million people that died during the Khmer Rouge regime. @avalonwaterways *
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#avalonwaterways #avalonsaigon #mekongmoments #suiteship #mekongdelta #southeastasia #mekongriver #cruise #history #thekillingfields
There were so many sobering images and feelings today while visiting the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, also known as the Killing Fields. Children were beaten while music blared over loud speakers and headless bodies were thrown into mass graves. It’s hard to believe countries can do this to their own people, but it continues to happen in our world. • One of the images hard to forget is the many friendship or prayer bracelets left behind by visitors on the bamboo fences surrounding the graves. Perhaps people came with the purpose of paying their respects to those buried here by leaving a bracelet behind or maybe they felt compelled in that moment to honor the nearly 2.5 million people that died during the Khmer Rouge regime. @avalonwaterways * * * #avalonwaterways  #avalonsaigon  #mekongmoments  #suiteship  #mekongdelta  #southeastasia  #mekongriver  #cruise  #history  #thekillingfields