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Barefoot Luxury in an Overwater Bungalow: Our Weekend at Telunas Private Island thumbnail

Jumping out of chronological order to skip ahead and tell you about my February adventures! We’ll be back to Hawaii soon <3 After our incredible introduction to the Riau Islands province of Indonesia at Telunas Beach Resort, we packed up and took a five minute boat ride to a whole new level of barefoot luxury. Years…

A Newfoundland Baycation in Trinity thumbnail

Here we are, catching up on my black hole of content from August of 2016 to April of 2017! I can’t wait to turn my detailed notes and journals into blog posts from Canada, the United Kingdom, Hawaii, Thailand and Bali! First up: Newfoundland. Thanks for joining me on this trip down memory lane. I have…

Uma Bela Caminhada: Hiking on Ilha Grande thumbnail

Ilha Grande stole my heart — and it also gave it a workout. Cardio and adventure fans alike will flip for the hiking opportunities on this untamed Brazilian island. With sixteen marked trails of varying length and difficulty, we were spoiled for choice when it came to which corner of Ilha Grande to wander. As we were hoping…

The Complete Guide to Visiting Koh Yai National Park Independently thumbnail

Thailand is abundant with so many natural wonders I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite, but this year I stumbled upon one that definitely lingers somewhere near the top. I traveled to Khao Yai National Park, as so many others do, in search of elephants. One of the largest wild populations in Thailand calls Khao…

Treasures on Two Wheels: Visiting Khao Yai National Park By Motorbike thumbnail

If you’ve been lucky enough to receive a postcard from Thailand, it likely featured paradise islands, charming provincial towns or perhaps the sparkling lights of Bangkok. The country’s beautiful beaches and cosmopolitan big city are well documented, including here on Alex in Wanderland. But did you know Thailand also has one hundred and twenty-seven national parks…

Hike Your Heart Out Koh Tao: The Dusit Buncha Trail thumbnail

I’d heard the rumors: there was a deep jungle trail that connected the northern tip of the island’s main road to around the backside of my favorite Koh Tao viewpoint. If you look at a map, there’s nothing between the two aside from hills and jungle. I couldn’t find anyone who’d actually done it, just those…

Hike Your Heart Out Koh Tao: Mango Viewpoint thumbnail

Koh Tao is unexpected paradise for hiking addicts in Southeast Asia. Recently, I kicked off the Hike Your Heart Out series to highlight some of my favorite island trails, most of which remain hidden gems thanks to the lack of trail maps, marked routes and mentions from guidebooks and travel blogs. I’m excited about creating a…

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