Bucket List Moment: Maya Bay Sleep Aboard

Maya Bay Sleep Aboard

My trip to Thailand a few weeks ago was filled with good times and great adventures. But perhaps the most epic of experiences while I was there there took place on a small bay on an island in the southern Thailand region of Ko Phi Phi on the Maya Bay Sleep Aboard tour.

If you’ve seen Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie “The Beach” you’re familiar with the beautiful Maya Bay beach. Lush greenery, high cliffs, soft sand shores, clear turquoise waters, glowing plankton….but also lots and LOTS of tourists. During the day, Maya Bay is so over run with visitors you can’t even appreciate the island’s true beauty. Unless, that is, you’re a part of the Maya Bay Sleep Aboard overnight tour…in which case the island is yours alone for 12 epic hours.

Maya Bay Sleep Aboard Tour

In search of an authentic island experience, my two girlfriends and I decided to give Maya Bay Sleep Aboard a try. Here’s how our day went down…. 

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9 Oscar Weekend Looks I’m Loving

Awards season culminates this weekend with a slew of events and activities around The Academy Awards.  I, like many, am a little more interested in what the stars were wearing than what they are winning. So here are looks from The Oscar red carpet and the red carpet from Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood Gala, where all the starlets of color were gathered, that I’m absolutely loving!

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Teyonah Parris is a natural beauty who always slays on the red carpet. From her natural up do to her bright and colorful pants suit, I’m loving everything about this look. (Photo: Essence.com)

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Rita Ora looked fab at The Oscars in this black Marchesa number. I’m loving the train, but not sure how she managed to walk… (photo: Yahoo)

Ava DuVernay 2015 Oscars Dress

This vintage inspired dress on Selma director Ava DuVernay at the Oscar’s just may be my favorite. She pulls it off as only she can. (photo: Yahoo)

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4 Things To Try, See and Do in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Black Travel Blogger in Chaing Mai

School girls in Chiang Mai Thailand admiring my vacation twists

Well, I’m finally back from a great two week vacation overseas! This year, the south east Asian country of Thailand was the backdrop, with a day-long stop over in Dubai on the way home. Three of my girlfriends came along as well as we hit Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Railay Beach in Krabi, Maya Bay in Ko Phi Phi and Phuket.

I had a great time in all the cities (save for a rather traumatic experience in Railay which I’ll get into later). Of all the places we visited in Thailand, the city of Chiang Mai ranked top on my list. I loved the relaxed country side setting as well as the variety of activities and excursions available to us. If you ever decide to make the journey, here are four must do’s to add to your list.

Go to a humane elephant sanctuary

Chaing Mai Humane Elephant Sanctuary Spending time with elephants was something we wanted to do while we were in Thailand, but most tourist and commercial elephant parks are known to abuse these grand creatures. That was just something we refused to be a part of… 

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Vacation Diaries: Thailand Bound

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Soon to be my view on Railay Beach, Krabi in Thailand. Amen to that!

I couldn’t have picked a better time to skip out of NYC. There’s dirty snow all over the ground and temperatures are hovering in the teens and single digits. It’s THE perfect time for a warm weather vacation. I’m heading out for Thailand today, with a stop off in Dubai as well!  I’ll be back with new posts soon, but in the meantime, follow my travel adventures on Instagram.

For those of you who just can’t fathom going without a Curlz And The City post every few days, here are some past posts for you to catch up on :)

See you soon beauties!

All Thrift Everything!

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I’ve had some epic, thrift/consigment store come ups…as you know if you’re a regular follower of the blog. This weekend, I threw together a casual Sunday outfit that was pretty much all second hand store finds…. 

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