Adventure & Travel the special touches you only find in bangkok

the special touches you only find in bangkok

I’m in Bangkok again. This city has become my base. It’s a good hub for other countries, whether I’m flying or taking the train. I also go to Bangkok when I haven’t decided where I’m going next. It’s a great city for inspiration. Here are the highlights from this week. LIVE BANDS. Three cowboys, one …

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Adventure & Travel travel: how to spend less on flights and save money when you travel

travel: how to spend less on flights and save money when you travel

When you travel for 12 months, you meet hundreds of people. You hear their stories. You learn the details of their journey. They gloat about money saved. “You paid how much!?!”. You pick your jaw up off the floor. You ask the hows. With eyes wide open, you crawl into the world of travel hacking, …

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Adventure & Travel Vietnam, pt.1: Group Massages & Baquettes

Vietnam, pt.1: Group Massages & Baquettes

If you told 23-year-old Angel that one day she’d go on a solo backpacking trip through Asia, she would’ve said, “Asia?! What are you talking about? Why would I do that?” Time is a great teacher. Currently, I’m in Vietnam. This place is crazy. I don’t know if it’s 2014 or 1950. The juxtaposition is …

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Adventure & Travel A Half-Marathon in the Mountains of Vietnam

A Half-Marathon in the Mountains of Vietnam

I signed up because I missed being around athletes. Backpackers are nice people but none of them are waking up at 6am to go running. I signed up because I missed running.Territorial dogs. Gaping holes in the sidewalk. No sidewalk. Sketchy neighborhoods. Smog. Finding running options became laborious, and that took the joy away. I …

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Adventure & Travel Travel: My Life In Burma, Part 2

Travel: My Life In Burma, Part 2

Have you ever had so much to say about something but felt hopeless because you knew it wouldn’t suffice? That’s how I feel about Burma. I’ll just continue with my lists. More Highlights Of My Trip to Burma No one stands around. Everyone squats. No, really. Everyone. Have you ever seen an elephant penis? The …

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Adventure & Travel Ask Angel. Don’t Be Shy.

Ask Angel. Don’t Be Shy.

This is the dopest coaching program. Ask Angel If you have a problem and want great, honest advice, you’re in the right place. If you’ve got an idea or a situation and want to run it by me, you’re in the right place. There’s nothing I want more than to see you succeed. Don’t Be …

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Adventure & Travel Part 1: What is Burma Like?

Part 1: What is Burma Like?

Six years ago, I had never heard of Burma. It wasn’t until a friend told me she was part Burmese that my world opened. She spoke of the country with such adoration and longing that I began to long for it. When I arrived in Asia, the first thing I did was apply for a …

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Adventure & Travel Pic of the Week: Burma Boys

Pic of the Week: Burma Boys

Boys will be boys. Cool. Bored. Aggressive. Simple. Posturing. Play Fighting. Creating. Watching. To live inside that mind. What an adventure it would be. Location: Hpa-An, Myanmar

Adventure & Travel You Know I Like ‘Em Big

You Know I Like ‘Em Big

Jamaica. Costa Rica. Guatemala. Nicaragua. Thailand. I’ve tasted coconuts in all of these countries. But the biggest, baddest coconut I’ve ever tasted happened on my first day in Myanmar. This coconut was huge, requiring two hands, a lap, and an empty stomach – which I did not have. I was full before I could finish. …

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Adventure & Travel Goodbye, Thailand. Hello, next.

Goodbye, Thailand. Hello, next.

I arrived in Bangkok keenly aware of  my bravery. What followed was an adventure that left me open. Vulnerable. Senses on one hundred. Everything that came from me, poured out of me.  Manic eruptions of joy. Snotty cries. Resolute acceptance. Thailand was the perfect backdrop to my drama. Cheers to the memories. The Sunsets. Every …

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Adventure & Travel Perspective: Is You or Is You Ain’t?

Perspective: Is You or Is You Ain’t?

This is my foot. Despite its current state, I honor it. This foot took me across the world. Last December, Nancy, one of my beloved clients, treated me to a mani/pedi in celebration of my journey. Months later, this is that pedicure. See the remnants of pampering? The big toe still has most of the …

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Adventure & Travel Being Alone, Being a Manatee, Sprinting

Being Alone, Being a Manatee, Sprinting

I exercise alone. I watch movies alone. I pee. Alone. Countless moments spent with no one. Extended solo travel can do a lot. It can clear your mind and drive you crazy. It can make you feel detached from the world and divinely connected to it. It can reveal the better parts of you and …

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Adventure & Travel Everyone Hates Bangkok. Except Me.

Everyone Hates Bangkok. Except Me.

A lot of people told me they didn’t like Bangkok. More than half said they “hated” it. I stayed 8 nights longer than planned. It intrigued me. The run down. 1. The Bangkok metro is bright, clean, economical, and easy to follow. The best public transportation experience I’ve ever had. 2. If you have a …

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