7 Reasons to Travel with Friends

11110135_3056929751660_7780558661966020272_n As I’m sure you can tell from my posts, I’ve always been a big fan of solo travel.  But for the first time this year, I got the opportunity to travel with some of my best friends (and boyfriend).  I booked the trip not expecting anyone else to join, but I sent out the itinerary to several of my friends who had expressed interest in traveling with me someday…and low and behold, three of them went ahead and booked the trip!  We went to Colombia and the experience was different than my past trips – I wouldn’t say better or worse, just different.  Here are a few things that I loved about traveling with my best friends…. Continue reading

Full Moon Survival Tips!

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Being the bookworm that I am and positively addicted to travel blogs, I read up on Koh Phangan’s Full Moon parties as much as I could before embarking on my trip. But now, having experienced it, I’m not sure there is anything that can fully prepare you for the shock and wildness of Koh Phangan’s beach parties. However, I do think there are ways to set yourself up to have as successful of a beach experience as possible. Here are my tips and ideas on how to have the best full moon party ever. Continue reading

The Full Moon Party Experience

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On my first trip to Thailand, I didn’t make it to a Full Moon party…but from all the other travelers I talked to, this seemed to be a can’t-miss-once-in-a-lifetime experience. I wasn’t going to miss out on that during my second trip to Southeast Asia. It may be an 18-year-old infested party of animalistic and hedonistic activity, but it still felt like something I had to try at least once. And since my trip overlapped with New Years Eve, I got to experience not one, but two parties within a 7 day period – I believe this is the only time of year that two parties occur back to back like this. Although if you count the plethora of Full Moon spin-off parties (Half Moon, Black Moon, etc), I suppose one could argue my point.

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