With the 2020 Olympics taking place in Tokyo, all eyes will soon be on this incredible city that artfully mixes the ultramodern and the traditional. Just wandering around beneath the sky-high towers and colorful bright lights of this city is an immersive experience in itself, but these are a few stops I think you should add along the way!
Koh Tao & Koh Samui, Thailand
Koh Tao means “Turtle Island” and was named for its turtle-esque shape when seen from above. You’ll quickly learn that the word koh means “island” in Thai because they have islands like sprinkles on a sundae—all over the place. That said, they each have their own charms, so have fun discovering what makes these two special. How to Get There There isn’t [...]
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand and draws visitors from all over the world. It’s not hard to see why, considering that the scenery in this temple town is absolutely gorgeous and it also happens to be the foodie capital up north, so the food is to die. So, if you happen to be one of those people who likes eating delicious things in beautiful places, you might want to check this place out.
4. The Goldfinch
“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.” This is one of the best and most beautifully written stories you will ever read. Not to mention it has a few secrets of the universe scattered across its pages.
3. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
“We lose weeks like buttons, like pencils.” Dave Eggers writes about the tragedies of his life and ours in a way that brings light, humor and the ability to discuss things usually left unsaid.