Goodbye, snow. HELLO, flowers!
The spring blossoms just sprung here this week and it’s about darn time!
With the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic downturn, and worldwide lockdowns, I think it’s safe to say that spring 2020 wasn’t what we were expecting.
But now that I see the beautiful flowers on the hills behind my home, I’m reminded of what the Spring season represents. It represents the hope that good weather is coming and that we’re exiting out of a dark, cold winter.
And, in light of the current situation, I’d like to think that it also represents the hope that better things are coming and that we will be exiting out of this pandemic (and it’s negative effects) pretty soon.
Aloha bruddahs and sistas! This week, two awesome travelers share with us their trip to Oahu, Hawaii.
“Hawaii is one of the most beautiful and natural places in the world.”
- Evan Blum
From the peaceful palms,
It’s Friday, you know what that means!
The good news: Production on our Taaluma face masks is moving along smoothly, they look super awesome, and we're now taking pre-orders!
The even better news: We’re donating a hospital mask to a healthcare worker in the US with every order.
Myanmar is officially known as “The Land of Golden Pagodas.” From the thousands of temples in the plains of Bagan, to the magnificent Shwedagon Zedi Daw that is approximately 1,500 years g’old, there is good reason for it to be known for it’s Golden Pagodas.
But as Aaron John discovered in his travels, it should also be called “The Land of Golden Smiles,” because he saw so many happy smiles on the faces of the Burmese people wherever he went.
Let's play Who Wants to Be a Zillionaire, right now!
The $500 question starts us off, here we go.
Founded in 1727, “the Pink City” is the nickname for what city?
Hey Toters, what’s Athen-in’?
Back in 2019, travelers Eileen and Lesley visited Athens, Greece. They loved it so much that they wanted to encourage you to visit “the city of the violet crown” someday too. If you ever get the chance to go to Athens,
…you Odyssey the Porch of the Caryatids on the north side of the Acropolis
Traveler Tim Gibson loves seeing new parts of the world. His latest ventures took him to the southwest of France.
From visiting his nephew high in the Pyrenees, to enjoying the glorious mountain views of the region, and to partaking in the spectacular French cuisine.
"Singapore is a country where old and new exist side-by-side.
From walking downtown through the streets lined with gleaming skyscrapers, to stumbling upon temples that are over a hundred years old, and to discovering a carefully preserved city block of traditional shop-fronts that date back to colonial days.
Traveler Harriet had a beret good time exploring France.
One of her favorite places was Sault, a small town in the heart of lavender country.
Here is what she had to Marseille about her visit:
"Sault is a small, charming, Provençal town with a lovely fabric shop—Un Air De Provence.
There have been many famous explorers in the history of mankind (other than Dora and the internet browser of course).
Marco Polo, Lewis and Clark, Neil Armstrong, and many other explorers earned their way into our history books.
In our age of Google Maps and satellite imagery, exploration is a little different. But that doesn’t discourage Aaron John from going to some of the least known places where few travelers ever go.
Well, it's Valentine's Day and I'm sure you've already been bombarded with messages about romance, love, and all that mushy stuff. So why not talk about something different instead?
Perhaps one of the longest relationships you'll ever have is the one you have with planet Earth.