Travels & Photos

Information on our trips and photographs I love to take

Maesa Elephant Camp

Travels in Thailand – Maesa Elephant Camp

My telling of our tour of Thailand continues after the day in Myanmar with a visit to the Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai. This area of the Maesa Valley is home to the largest domesticated elephant habitation in northern Thailand. What an absolute treat it is to walk along a beautiful trail, through a gorgeous forest and find […] Read more…

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Myanmar and The Golden Triangle

Today, on our tour, we actually leave Thailand at the very north of the country for a little while so we can cross the border and visit Myanmar. Myanmar (also known as Burma) is part of the Golden Triangle area that I alluded to in my last post about this trip. We will actually spend […] Read more…

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Travels in Thailand – Chiang Rai

As we continue sharing our adventures in Thailand, we are still heading north to our next “stay” in the northernmost big city of the country called Chiang Rai. From Chiang Rai, we are heading to the Golden Triangle area – the tripoint of the Thailand, Laos and Myanmar borders – but that is yet to come. Chiang Rai […] Read more…

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Our LOVE of Hiking

If you follow me (well, US actually – me and Jimi) on other social media channels (especially Snapchat – litasworldjen), then you know we have a true love of hiking. We taken many hikes through our 20+ years together from the exotic to the urban to the everyday. AND, we’ve loved them all. The beauty of […] Read more…

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Travels in Thailand – Sukhothai

Ready for our next stop on our Travels in Thailand tour – another Unesco World Heritage Site? Well, we’re still traveling North in Thailand from Ayutthaya, and now we’re on our way to Sukhothai. But, before we get there, we’re treated to another wonderful experience of just being on the road in Thailand – a roadside market in a […] Read more…

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Disney’s The BFG

Coming up on Friday, July 1st, Disney will release “The BFG”, an imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The author of “The BFG”, Roald Dahl, was first published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since with stories such as “Charlie […] Read more…

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Travels in Thailand – Ayutthaya

Ready to continue on with our travels in Thailand? We now leave Bangkok and head about 80 km North. The next stop I’d like to share with you is our first visit to a Unesco World Heritage Site called Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya Ayutthaya was the second and most prosperous capital of Siam, founded in 1350. Ayutthaya was an international trading […] Read more…

Visit to Florida

Visit to Florida

Recently (as in last week), I paid a visit to Florida. I lived in Florida for my High School (in Kissimmee) and College (in Tampa) years. And, yes, I even worked at Disney World when I was in High School – aka the BEST JOB EVER!! My Mom still lives in Kissimmee and I made a visit to […] Read more…

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Travels in Thailand – Bangkok Day 2

I remember still being a bit jet-lagged on day 2 of our Travels in Thailand. On this day, we were still exploring the city of Bangkok and getting used to the sights and sounds that would  become expected and familiar in touring this fabulous country. Sites such as elephants roaming the roadways: And families squooshed […] Read more…

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Traveling to Thailand – First Stop Bangkok

A couple of years ago, Jimi (aka Pops) and I took a trip Traveling to Thailand and Cambodia. I never really posted much about this trip. In fact, there are a lot of vacations in the last few years that I don’t seem to have posted much about. I was a lazy travel blogger you could say. […] Read more…

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Are You Using Snapchat

Honestly, I confess, I’m pretty obsessed with using Snapchat lately. As a social media outlet, I find it so much fun to share the bits and pieces of my day with this app. AND don’t even get me started with all the fun filters you can use! Even Jimi has gotten into the fun of […] Read more…

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San Francisco Spring Break

San Francisco – City by the Bay -The City – whatever you call it, I’m sure you’ll agree it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We are so lucky to live close to such an amazing place and also lucky we were able to spend 3 days there recently with the monkeys […] Read more…

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St. Thomas & St. Maarten

Here are some more recent cruise photos to share with you!!! After our first stop in Nassau, our Princess Cruise ship stopped in St. Thomas and St. Maarten. This was in February, a perfect time of year to go to the Caribbean! This was Pops & my 5th cruise with Princess Cruise Lines and it […] Read more…

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Nassau

Here’s a little Wordless Wednesday post of photos from our recent cruise ship stop in Nassau in the Bahamas. The sky this day was full of mystery making for some dramatic pics! More cruise ship photos and fun posts are coming!!! Read more…

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Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass

I was fortunate enough to preview Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass on Tuesday night, so I’ll add a no-spoiler little review here before my previous informational post about the movie. Disney’s Alice Movie Review Open up your imagination and let it soar – as you should when seeing any movie directed by Tim Burton. […] Read more…

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EPCOT

Happy time change day!! Hope getting up today hasn’t been too rough on anyone. A little bit tougher here as it’s (finally) raining and the sound of the drops hitting our rooftop always make me calmer and a bit drowsy. Not complaining though as I love that we’re finally getting a much needed soaking and hope it continues […] Read more…

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A Visit from Hedwig?

(this post is written by Pops) On Friday night, Lita and I were having a quiet evening at home when, unexpectedly, an owl (which, for sure, had a prior life as a kamikaze pilot) came down our chimney, through the fire, over our fireplace screen and began flying around our living room. From experience, I […] Read more…

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Happy New Year!!

WOW 2016 is here!!! It seems like forever since I’ve gotten on this blog – sorry about that! I hope all of you are following along on Facebook, Instagram and now Snapchat (litasworldjen) as I definitely post there much more often. There’s just never enough time!! Ugh…okay, New Year’s Resolution #1 – stop saying “I don’t […] Read more…

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Halloween Prep in Los Gatos

Our town is getting their “HALLOWEEN” on!! I’m so excited…it’s so much fun here and I’m so thrilled to live in an town that gets into the fun of it! Here are some photos I’ve been snapping on our morning walks!! And now for the cutest pic: HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!!!   Read more…

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Good Morning from SF

Just returning from a quick 3-day cruise from Vancouver back to San Francisco and this is my view as I wait to disembark. Not sure I’m ready to return to work tomorrow, but so happy to have enjoyed this fun little getaway!! Happy Tuesday! Read more…

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Evening Stroll in Vancouver

It was a glorious evening here in Vancouver last night. They say the weather will change in the next few days, so our timing couldn’t have been better! Here are a few shots around Canada Place and the waterfront.      Of course, we needed a little “sustenance” in our evening.    We’ll be strolling […] Read more…

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