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VIDEO: Ubud Monkey Forest

Visiting a cat cafe in Bangkok, Thailand to play and pet cute cats

Typically, when I revisit a place I often have fond memories and the anticipation of seeing it again, through wiser eyes, has a certain appeal.  However, Ubud Monkey Forest is not a stroll down warm and fuzzy memory lane ;) When I first visited Bali, back in 2008, I went to Monkey Forest as a [...]

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VIDEO: Thali Lunch Set in Malaysia

Eating a Banana Leaf Thali Set for lunch in Malacca, Malaysia video

One our one year travel anniversary together, we decided to celebrate by having a meal at one of our favorite Indian Malaysian restaurants (Selvam) in Malacca, Malaysia by indulging in a Thali set consisting of rice, curries, dal, papad and pickles. This 22 Ringgit ($7 USD) feast is one of the reasons we love traveling [...]

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“The Amazing Race” for the Travel Enthusiast

The Amazing Race for regular people!

If you have ever watched the popular travel reality TV show ‘The Amazing Race’ and muttered to yourself “I could do that,” well, there is actually an intriguing travel company that offers a team travel competition, while steering clear of the exhausting tasks, weird food and drama queens that dominate the TV show. www.Competitours.com transforms [...]

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VIDEO: Elephant Nature Park

Elephant Nature Park located in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

Recently we were privileged enough to visit the Elephant Nature Park rescue and rehabilitation center nestled 60 kilometers away from Chiang Mai City on a spacious 250-acre sanctuary in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. Introduction:   Typically tourists in Thailand interact with elephants by riding them and/or watching them perform in a show; however, the Elephant [...]

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Scottish Highlands Day 3 #blogmanay

Day 3 Scottish Highland

On day three (our final) day with Haggis Adventures we headed from the Isle of Skye back to Edinburgh passing scenic areas of the Scottish Highlands including Ben Nevis mountain, Glencoe (The Three Sisters), Inverlochy Castle and the William Wallace Memorial. Considering the insane weather we faced the previous day, I woke up bracing myself [...]

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Visiting Culloden & Clava Cairns in the Scottish Highlands #Blogmanay

Exploring Culloden and Clava Cairns with Haggis Adventures in the Scottish Highlands

On our first day of touring with Haggis Adventures we explored the Scottish Highlands including stops at the visitor center of the Battle of Culloden Moor and the mysterious Clava Cairn.   Battlefield of Culloden Moor   Standing on Culloden Moor I saw nothing but blue sky, white clouds and grassy fields dotted with sporadic [...]

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Eating Haggis for the first time #Blogmanay

Eating Haggis, neeps and tatties for the first time

Seeking comfort food on our first day in Edinburgh, Scotland we headed over to Whiski Rooms to try eating Haggis, tatties, and neeps while drinking Hot Toddy for the first time in our lives. After randomly wandering around – for hours on end – during our first morning in Edinburgh we started to crave comfort [...]

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VIDEO: First impressions of Edinburgh, Scotland #Blogmanay

Our first impressions traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland travel video

This is a travel video of our latest adventure exploring Edinburgh, Scotland – in the thick of winter – for the first time mere days before the New Year celebration of Hogmanay. When I announced that I would be heading to Edinburgh, Scotland numerous friends and family chimed in with rave reviews of time spent [...]

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Going to Scotland For Hogmanay: #Blogmanay

Hogmanay in Edinburgh, Scotland - 2014.

Living a nomadic lifestyle, over the past eight years, has meant I’m rarely been in one place when the pages of the calendar turn from one year to the next. In the past decade, I’ve spent more time in Asia than I have in North America (Canada). More often than not I’ve been wearing t-shirts [...]

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VIDEO: Passport Tag Travel Game

Playing the fun game of passport tag in this travel video

For a fun video that we could make in the comfort of our Thai apartment here in Chiang Mai, we decided to participate in a series called passport tag where you answer travel questions related to your passport stamps and visa. Recently, Audrey watched a video from Expat Kerri where she participated in passport tag. [...]

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