CAMPING THE COAST

I’m currently writing this post as I’m curled up on my couch, recouping from a week of camping and non-stop excitement on the Oregon Coast with my family. We spent four nights camping at Honeyman State Park just south of Florence, Oregon. Honeyman is completely surrounded by the lush coastal forests of the Siuslaw National Forest,…

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SONGKRAN WATER FESTIVAL 2013

While I was living in Thailand, I experienced my first Songkran – the Thai New Year. Songkran is the ultimate celebration that takes place every year from April 13th – 15th. (In some parts of Thailand it’s celebrated all week!) Basically, it’s one giant party for three+ days straight. During the day, everyone pours into the…

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WAT ARUN

There are over 31,000 temples (wats) scattered throughout Thailand. And Wat Arun, otherwise known as the “Temple of the Dawn“, is a must see. The temple’s name is derived from the Hindu god Aruna, God of Dawn. I love this temple for it’s intricate details –  it is adorned with sea shells and porcelain from top…

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