Summer Totin'

Summer Totin'

June 26, 2020

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..

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Show & Tel Aviv

Show & Tel Aviv

June 19, 2020

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.

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Pot o' Gold

Pot o' Gold

June 12, 2020

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!

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Name of the Game

Name of the Game

June 05, 2020

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

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A World Cham-pion

A World Cham-pion

May 29, 2020

“In the region of Hoi An, the local minority group is named "Cham". Currently, the Cham population is only 130,000. A spectacular Cham temple complex named My Son still exists today, very near Hoi An City. We were very lucky to see an amazing dance performance by Cham people at the My Son temples the day we visited.

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Peace & Quiet

Peace & Quiet

May 22, 2020

Siem Reap, Cambodia is one of my most favorite destinations. The history (both ancient and modern) of the country is absolutely fascinating. I am a veteran of the awe inspiring and massive Angkor Wat temple complexes...many times over, because it never gets boring.

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Eye of the Thai-ger

Eye of the Thai-ger

May 15, 2020

“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,

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Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

May 08, 2020

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.

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

April Showers Bring May Flowers

May 01, 2020

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. 

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Piña Coladas

Piña Coladas

April 24, 2020

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,

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Taaluma Face Masks

Taaluma Face Masks

April 17, 2020

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.

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The Land of Golden Smiles

The Land of Golden Smiles

April 10, 2020

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’oldthere 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.

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