Wit and Wishes

Tips

A mix of Life and Travel topics, the Tips section is a compilation of any blog posts that may contain helpful hints to make your (travel) life easier.

Forget the New Year: My Top 10 Resolutions for a Happier Life

Happy 2020, everyone! I feel particularly hopeful this year. Maybe it’s because of the lessons I’ve learned, the progress I’ve made, or the goals that I’ve gotten clear about. Maybe it’s because I’m reaching my quarter-life celebration (NOT crisis!) in 2020, which feels extra special. Regardless, this year I didn’t want to make resolutions that …

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The ONE Essential You Need for Winter Travel: Packing Light for Cold Weather

Due to an upcoming trip to Iceland, Finland, and Estonia (less than a week now – ah!) I decided to try my hand at packing carry-on only again. But this time, it’s all cold-weather items, which tend to be bulkier. Read on to learn about the one essential that helps me the most with packing …

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Photo of solo travel by Tim Gouw

There’s Nothing Like Your First Time: Tips and Resources for Starting Your Solo Travel Journey

Solo travel can often seem like a foreign concept (pun slightly intended) to many, and perhaps even virtually impossible – especially when it comes to solo travel as a woman. My own solo travel journey has just begun, but I hope that I can inspire you to give it a try by sharing these tips …

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How to Choose an Elephant Sanctuary and What to Expect

During an 18-day trip to Thailand in December, I had the opportunity to visit two different elephant sanctuaries in Phuket and Chiang Mai. This post will explain why you should visit an elephant sanctuary instead of participating in elephant rides, paintings, or shows on vacation; explore the complexities of trying to be a “responsible” tourist; …

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Evan Krause

Don’t Forget Your Wet Wipes! Thailand Packing Tips and Cultural Cues

Pssst! This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them. All opinions are still 100% my own. After completing my Thailand trip, I decided to compile a list of packing tips and cultural considerations that I learned during my travels. So, before …

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