Tis the sea-sun as summer is officially here! We’re feeling pretty shore that it’s going to be a great summer! Here’s to shell-abrating good times with great people..
Throughout the years, Taaluma Travelers have adventured with their totes across much of The Holy Land.
From Tel Aviv, to the Dead Sea, to the Sea of Galilee, to the Negev, to the streets of Jerusalem.
Top o’ the morning to ya!
Today, two awesome travelers bring us a story of adventure, tradition, and a whole lot of Irish luck!
Take it away April!
“We landed in Ireland the morning of Saint Patrick's Day, and of course after checking in at our hotel, we headed straight for the streets of Dublin to get a spot on the parade route. It was cold, and windy, and we stood in the chilly air for a good hour before the parade made its way to where we were standing, but it was totally worth it to see something that was completely unexpected- no green, orange, white colored floats, or clovers and anything that we portray in the U.S. on Saint Patrick's Day. Instead, it was a parade with a story telling theme of different floats, dancers, bands, etc. There was also no 'bead tossing' as many expect in parades. It was rewarding to experience a real Irish tradition in Ireland, and to see the way locals celebrate this holiday!
Traveler Martini works for a nonprofit focused on human and environmental health in Indonesian Borneo. She also grew up in Indonesia, so whenever she returns for a work trip, she makes sure to visit her family and relive her childhood.
Her favorite part of traveling is “meeting people and getting a glimpse into their everyday lives (which is usually so similar and yet so different to mine)” - Martini Morris
“Bangkok, Thailand is a massive beautiful city that is always busy and filled with tons of people and shopping centers.” - Traveler Austin Romito
From eating the Thai-riffic street food that many say is the best food they’d ever pad,
Traveler Lucy, a self-proclaimed Taalumaniac, lived in Malaysia for a few years when she was a young child.
Now an adult, she returned to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to find her childhood home.
Armed with a handful of memories and unwavering determination, she set out on her quest.
Goodbye, snow. HELLO, flowers!
The spring blossoms just sprung here this week and it’s about darn time!
With the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic downturn, and worldwide lockdowns, I think it’s safe to say that spring 2020 wasn’t what we were expecting.
But now that I see the beautiful flowers on the hills behind my home, I’m reminded of what the Spring season represents. It represents the hope that good weather is coming and that we’re exiting out of a dark, cold winter.
And, in light of the current situation, I’d like to think that it also represents the hope that better things are coming and that we will be exiting out of this pandemic (and it’s negative effects) pretty soon.
Aloha bruddahs and sistas! This week, two awesome travelers share with us their trip to Oahu, Hawaii.
“Hawaii is one of the most beautiful and natural places in the world.”
- Evan Blum
From the peaceful palms,
It’s Friday, you know what that means!
The good news: Production on our Taaluma face masks is moving along smoothly, they look super awesome, and we're now taking pre-orders!
The even better news: We’re donating a hospital mask to a healthcare worker in the US with every order.
Myanmar is officially known as “The Land of Golden Pagodas.” From the thousands of temples in the plains of Bagan, to the magnificent Shwedagon Zedi Daw that is approximately 1,500 years g’old, there is good reason for it to be known for it’s Golden Pagodas.
But as Aaron John discovered in his travels, it should also be called “The Land of Golden Smiles,” because he saw so many happy smiles on the faces of the Burmese people wherever he went.