Top Ways to Feed Your Wanderlust

1.     Read! Books are a great way to take you to another world and they have the ability to fill your mind with beautiful pictures and ideas!

2.     Plan a trip! If your wallet doesn’t allow you to go on a trip at this very moment, you can still take the time and plan your ideal vacation that you’ve been wanderlusting about forever!

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3.      Explore your hometown! Chances are your hometown holds a lot more to it than just the routine stops you make on a weekly basis. Get out and explore what your town has to offer!

4.      Create a vision board! Surf the internet, flip through magazines, and take photos that inspire the inner travel bug! Put them on a vision board so every time you walk past your wanderlust is fed just a little!  We love using Pinterest, follow us on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/maria_andrea/live-worldly/

5.      Prepare a foreign meal! Get in the kitchen and cook up a delicious meal from the country of your dreams! The tasteful aromas will spark a sense of adventure!

6.    Learn a new language! Take up a new tongue from a country you've been dying to visit! Chances are not only will you learn more about the culture, but you may meet people from there too! 

7. Build a travel playlist! Music has a the strong power to inspire, motivate, and energize.  Create a perfect travel playlist like this one on 8tracks.

Posted on June 16, 2015 .

A Slice of Pai

Picture yourself in the lush Thai mountains, hidden away from the regular tourist route.  Sound good?  Then Pai, Thailand should be next on your list of must-see places.

Located just four hours by mini bus from Chiang Mai, Pai is a small hippie town that boasts beautiful views, winding roads, and an overall relaxed atmosphere.  No one is in a hurry in Pai, particularly the backpackers who plan to stay two days and end up staying two weeks.  It's just one of those addictive places that welcomes you in and makes it difficult to leave.
 

Posted on April 17, 2015 .

For the Love of Elephants

by Caroline Daly

They say an elephant never forgets.  For some Thai elephants, this is more of a curse rather than a blessing.  Thousands of tourists make their way to Chiang Mai, Thailand every year in search of one thing: elephants.  These gentle giants are difficult to ignore in a city saturated with elephant statues, paintings, and advertisements for riding excursions.  However, behind the glossy brochures of exuberant tourists being splashed by playful elephants, lies a far less brochure-worthy relationship between elephants and their keepers, known as mahouts.

Posted on April 10, 2015 .

Meet You at the Meeting Place

Guest Blog Post by Caroline Daly

Calories don't count when they're for charity.  This is what I tell myself every time I go to The Meeting Place because I can rarely resist a single thing on its comprehensive menu.  In my nearly four months here in Cusco, I have yet to find a better brunch or more addictive milkshake.  Aside from its fabulous food, what really sets The Meeting Place apart is it's whole-heartedly charitable business plan.  This secluded food haven boasts giving 100% of it's proceeds to charity and is entirely run by volunteers.  Having waited tables there myself, I can vouch for the unforgettable atmosphere created by like-minded people giving back to the community.  

Posted on January 18, 2015 .