The Hamakua/Kawai Nui marsh complex is not only the largest remaining wetland in Hawaii, but it’s one of the only places in the world where you can find several species of native and endangered Hawaiian birds.
As you know, I’m a sucker for unique lodging (remember the time I found a fairy hut and almost froze to death in the Swedish Woods)? Earlier this year a group of friends and I made the short drive down to Ensenada for a wedding in Valle de Guadalupe, and I discovered these cool eco lofts at
I live for one of a kind experiences and ‘off the beaten path hidden gems. The kinds of places that aren’t crawling with tourists, and have have yet to climb the ranks of TripAdvisor. When we were in Montenegro, I stumbled upon such a place.
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It’s been getting dark pretty early, so around 4pm I had no choice but to return to Johanna. She was significantly warmer than the outside but still pretty chilly, so I threw another log on the fire.
Kolarbyn Eco Lodge is the main reason I booked this trip to Sweden. When I heard Nick was going to be playing a few shows here I started researching the country and as soon as I found these fairy huts in the forest, I was sold.
It took us 7 hours, a taxi ride, a bus ride, another taxi, a ferry and one more taxi to reach our hostel in Koh Chang.. but the journey was worth it.
I’m am currently writing from the deck of our tent, on top of a cliff, overlooking this view.
I had a hard time deciding whether or not I wanted to return to Elephant’s World. Volunteering there a year ago was an unforgettable experience, but it was not all sunshine and rainbows. Ultimately, I decided to put aside the few personal issues I have with the place, and go.
32 days ago I was standing in the international terminal of LAX.. crying. I was terrified. Angry for putting myself in this situation, boarding a plane heading 8,000 miles away to live in yet another jungle.. this time by myself.
Yesterday I said goodbye to my 11 new elephant friends and set off on the tail end of my journey.
Anyone that has spoken to me over the last month knows that I haven’t exactly loved ElephantsWorld as much as I had anticipated.
This afternoon while walking up to eat dinner, several of us noticed Kamkaew in the bushes paired with lot of commotion. None of us could figure out what was going on until we walked a little further.. A big truck was idling at the top of the hill and all the pieces fell together.