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most amazing natural places we’ve visited

I’ve lost count how many countries we’ve been to the last 17 years traveling together. One thing I do know is that being outside and exploring new places in wildlife is where you’ll usually find me. I love travel to remote places, villages, islands and places off the beaten path are usually my favourite. One place that always stand out in my travel memories were the many boat rides I took from mainland Thailand out to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.  The water in Thailand is always the perfect blue green colour no matter the weather or season.  The entire boat ride passes countless islands that Have large rocks, cliffs, the green trees, white beaches...they are just stunning. Most of...

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most amazing travel experience

This was actually a really difficult blog for me to answer and narrow down.  After living and traveling around Asia for nearly 14 years, I have a ton of favourite places, memories, people, trips, hikes, dives, islands, and experiences.   But there are a few that really stand out. Thinking back one of my favourite trips was actually our last in Asia before we moved back home. Myanmar was actually a place we were ready to move to after our first year in China teaching English.  We had accepted jobs in Yangon at a school and emailing back and forth to sort out details.   And suddenly the emails stopped.  So we spent the summer being beach bums in Thailand...

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Wild Animals and Wild Adventures

What’s the craziest wild animal you’ve seen up close while traveling? One of the most amazing animals I’ve even swam with were the ‘gentle giants’ this winter in La Paz, Baja Mexico.  Whale sharks live in the Bay of La Paz for most of the winter before heading further north on the Sea of Cortez for the spring and summer for warm water and to keep feeding on the plankton rich waters.  They average in length from 5 to 10 meters, but can get up to 18 meters, making them the largest fish in the sea.  They are docile and swim quite slowly, especially while feeding. One of the whale sharks we got to swim with in La Paz this...

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