I’ve taken quite the blogging break! A full month of a break in fact. But it’s been the coolest month of my life, and has provided plenty for me to blog about! Here’s a recap with links to each of the posts.
On May 18, I boarded a plane bound for Bali that had a beautifully long layover in Taipei. I spent 23 hours exploring the city, taking all kinds of notes to help me fill you in on the best way to do Taipei In A Day, that post will be coming soon.
26 hours later, we kicked off a week basking in Bali, where I got to watching all of the wedding details we’ve been working on for the last few months come together at one of my closest friend’s weddings. I will definitely be doing a post on the individualized watercolor menus we designed for each guest… they were to die for.
On my last day we woke up with the sunrise to do a photoshoot of my beautiful friend and her equally good looking family. I spent the rest of my last day getting lost in “authentic Bali” with my driver: Koolman. I’ve got plenty of stories including throwing watermelon across trenches and being blessed by the village medicine man coming soon from that day.
I came home from Bali, with just enough time to unpack, do laundry, hold 3.5 photo shoots, and repack. Five days after arriving back in Okinawa, we set off on a safari… Or more accurately, we began the 31 hour trip to get to our safari. We spent two weeks honeymooning in Africa. It started with four days in Tanzania where we were wooed by Chem Chem Resort… the romantic dates they orchestrated are unparalleled and not to write a post about them specifically would be unimaginable.
We spent those days driving around with the world’s best (and most knowledgable) safari guide, checking out cheetahs and elephant babies so cute I considered a career change. You better believe posts are coming about that too!
We had an interesting visit at a Maasai village, that has become one of my favorite stories since returning to Oki, so a post is coming about that too.
We spent the remainder of our trip on the beach in Pemba, which is the smaller of the two islands that make up Zanzibar. When we got there, we relaxed in a way I haven’t relaxed in years. I didn’t plug my computer in once. We read, we drank, we dove, we ate and we ate and we ate. We went on a couple of little excursions (one of which inspired a new adventure we are going to be starting this summer- so naturally I will write about that too!), but for the most part we just laid in hammocks or lounge chairs and floated around in the pool, all with a drink in our hands.
It was perfect. Absolutely perfect.
Oh… and we spent a night in an underwater room. That was kind of cool too :) I suppose I just might have to do a post on that too.
All of this to say: that although I haven’t been blogging… I have been gathering plenty of bloggable memories that will be filling posts on WTW this summer. So let’s hold off on all of my scheduling ideas (which have clearly been a bust thus far anyway). There’s not going to be a whole lot of Make-It Mondays until I get around to telling a months-worth of travel tales.
In 2013, I quit my job and bought a one-way ticket to Thailand. After four months of backpacking I returned to the States and fell in love with a guy whose job sent us straight back to Asia. Nothing has gone according to plan... and it's been absolutely magical.