When I found the Samui Elephant Sanctuary, honestly, I was worried I would arrive and it would be a scam, because there are a lot of hidden truths in this industry. I was so happy and relieved to find that this was a true safe haven filled with loving caretakers, well-informed visitors, and most importantly: rescued, recovering, happy, free elephants in a healthy environment that focuses on the elephants’ well-being and not the tourists’ entertainment.Continue reading
It’s not easy to change, and it’s easy to change. You can convince me of both. It’s easy to change when you’re ready, and stepping back into Bangkok again as a 29 year old, reflecting on the six years that have flown by, was just the spark I needed to give myself an honest reevaluation and a push to make healthier decisions for my mind and body, every moment of every day.
Some of the best adventures I have ever had, happened right here in Southern Thailand. I’m talking monkeys on beaches, the biggest water gun fight on Earth, and witnessing the most breathtakingly beautiful sunrise of my entire life.
It’s been 6 years since I’ve been to Thailand, which feels like a few lifetimes ago, and it couldn’t be a more special reunion. I’m celebrating this moment with my family by exploring southern Thailand, a part of Thailand that is completely new to me. It’s been a gorgeous trip so far, and I am so excited to share that it has been vastly different than the experiences I’ve had in Bangkok and northern Thailand.
It stands for Tropic of Cancer, Capricorn, or even Candice, but I sit here quite happily thinking to myself that it stands for Tropic of Carolyn. In case you haven’t heard of it yet, Tropic of C is a sustainable swimwear, designed by Candice Swanepoel, inspired by the tropics, with signature Brazilian curves and vintage flair.