Alaine with Social Zen Retreats


I'm going to tell you a story... There once was a girl who had many activities. She grew up juggling lessons of ballet, tap, jazz, tennis, badminton, swimming, computers, Japanese language, contemporary dance, flamenco, and figure skating. She was a busy girl and also had grown up in two different countries

Fun Activities to Enjoy in Koh Tao, Thailand


Koh Tao, Thailand, also known as "turtle island" and for its party lifestyle and diving, was a stop along our backpacking journey that I will never forget. The party lifestyle isn’t really what we focused on while backpacking Thailand, but Koh Tao made it hard for us to refuse. It seemed

Diet Plans That Work Perfectly For Travelers


When you're on the go, you know how challenging it can be to find nutritious food that keeps you on track with your diet. Whether you're running through an airport terminal or stopping at rest stops, your food choices are often between fried foods, candy bars, or something equally off-limits.

5 Tips For Having the Best Time In Hawaii

hawaii landscapes

A trip to Hawaii is an exciting adventure and makes for one of the most perfect vacations imaginable. If you’ve never been you might be wondering what to think of this little chain of islands, as well as where to stay and what to do. Read on for five tips

Diving in Koh Lanta with Lanta Diver

Scuba Diving in Koh Lanta

Sitting in my cool AC room a day after returning from a 3 day live aboard trip to the Similian Islands, I find myself reminiscing on our past experience diving in Koh Lanta with the ever-amazing dive center, Lanta Diver. It's important when diving that you find a company whom you

Best Things to do in Taipei When You Only Have 24 Hours

Wulai, Taiwan Hot Springs

It's happened to us all time and time again. You fly into a cool destination, but you have 24 hours or less before your next flight. You start researching places to see, things to do, the costs, and everything in between. Thankfully, there are often many tourist attractions near airports

3 Things to Know When Traveling With Anxiety

Singapore Waterfall

If there's one thing that most people in this world deal with, it's anxiety. And one of the main reasons why most people don't travel is because of the anxious feeling one gets from, or the thought of, traveling; flying in a plane, theft, kidnapping, politics, missing their train, not

A Moment of Sheer Joy on Taiwan’s Coastal Highway

One of the best feelings I've had in my life came from riding my scooter... I'm so serious. I can remember it like it was yesterday... my first scooter ride out to Wai'ao, Taiwan, my favorite beach town on the island, with the most excitement I've felt in a while. The

5 Things I Learned From Travel to Use In Your Career

Rafting in Malaysia

There are a million things you can learn from travel, and a million things I have learned. But something I love to think about with my travel friends, specifically Madison from O The Places You Go, are differences in cultures and how we've incorporated them into the workplace. It's no

Exploring the Philippines: Cavite and Batangas

Somewhere in between teaching English in Taiwan and planning for my 4 month trip to Southeast Asia, I found myself the opportunity to travel somewhere not so far from both. Once my boyfriend decided to come to Taiwan and live with me, we had to figure a way for him