Tea in Tangier
A glimpse into my experience in Morocco
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Get lost in the temples of Angkor Wat and eat your way to the best spots in the town
Lake Tahoe Retreat
A unique hostel experience and a relaxing solo retreat in Tahoe
Creativity is Power
Read about my new project to join the fight against Climate Change
30 Day Art Challenge
Try this creative challenge to bring more art into your life
Tea in Tangier Morocco Travel Blog My Story

Tea in Tangier

It’s been over half a year since I returned from my month-long journey in Morocco. For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out how I wanted to write about the trip. Looking back, what stands out the most is seeing the stark difference between Moroccan life and American life. I’ve decided to write this blog […]
Barcelona from Park Guell

Barcelona: The Perfect 5 Day Itinerary

Cobblestone streets, buildings that date back to the medieval times, colorful mosaics, sangria on the Mediterranean—just a few of Barcelona’s delights. There’s definitely something romantic about this city. Even though five days was only enough to get a small dose of Barcelona, any amount of time spent here will be special. So, here is an itinerary […]

The 30-Day Art Challenge

Recently, I realized it had been too long since I owned actual art supplies and practiced non-digital forms of art. I decided it was time to bring painting and drawing back into my daily life—not just for the fun of it, but also for the creative exercise. I committed to a 30-day challenge with my own set of rules, which […]
Peyto Lake, Banff, 8 Reasons Banff should be on your Bucket List

10 Incredible Things to do in Banff Canada

In honor of Canada’s 150th birthday, there is a special offering of free admission to all of its national parks in 2017. I wanted to remind everyone why they should take advantage of the offer—or just make it there one day!  Last summer, I visited Banff, a huge bucket list destination for me. I had […]
Lake Tahoe Sand Point

A Unique Solo Retreat in Lake Tahoe

This past December, I had a free weekend to take a little trip by myself, so I browsed Airbnb to see if I could find any interesting get-aways near me. I came across an odd little place called The Redlight in Truckee, California, just north of Lake Tahoe. The description read: “Meet other adventurers in […]
Siem Reap Cambodia by Nicole Hammonds

Three Days in Siem Reap, Cambodia

I wake up at 5:30am on the overnight bus arriving in Siem Reap, Cambodia. As soon as I step out, I’m intrigued. The streets are empty, aside from a couple of tuk-tuk drivers cycling by, trying to give us a ride. I notice that the city seems to be half way built up with lovely […]
Creativity is Power, Water Color art by Nicole Hammonds

Let’s Create Change with Creativity

I recently read this article by Paul Jarvis, a fellow designer and writer. The article talks about the power of creativity in the modern world. For all you creative people out there, it’s time to realize that we have the tools to spread information, generate funds, move people and create change. I attended the Women’s […]
Chiang Mai Food Adventures

10 Food Adventures in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Looking back at my time in Chiang Mai, I think mostly about my food experiences. I emphasis the word experience because it’s not just about the taste. Chiang Mai is a serene, peaceful town. The narrow streets of Chiang Mai’s Old City are lined with luscious greenery that engulfs each guesthouse and cafe. This rectangular […]
Hanoi Image woman and bicycle

The Backpacker’s Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi was the most chaotic city I visited in Southeast Asia, but was certainly not the most boring. The city is a mess of honking motorbikes, local street vendors and tourists. You’ll see people running businesses out of their homes and families cooking together outside. People are constantly on the move in Hanoi, and because traffic lights don’t […]
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