My body's time clock is completely off right now, but I will say this: traveling will always be worth it. In the past two and a half weeks, I've lived out of a suitcase, but when you see beaches like the ones I was fortunate to photograph in Phuket, all that jetlag just melts away. The first post from Thailand was on my stop in Bangkok; enjoying the relaxation of a beautiful resort and some city sites. Now, we head over to Phuket...
It was impossible to not snap pictures at every juncture. Luckily, that's exactly what my photographic sponsor, Lands' End wanted! The journey is such a shared experience between myself and the brand, capturing beauty and experience just makes so much sense for us both. Well, without further ado, here is my curated selection of images from Phuket.
I couldn't believe this water. I have never seen a beach with water such a gorgeous color. This was the beach within a ten minute walk from our house - Nai Harn Beach. It's very low key, especially since we visited during Thailand's wet season.
We linked up with a couple friends to visit Kata Beach. It's a in a more populated area, with tons of tourist attractions so it wasn't as low key as Nai Harn. After several hours of swimming and accrued sunburn, we headed back home but with a stop to check out the view in the rearview. This is the Karon View Point. It looks down on Kata and another beach for which the name escapes me. If you walk around the area, you can just stare out into and endless view of the water...it just goes on and on and the way the sunlight interacts with the surface of the water is something special.
I can't say I'm not a thankful and gracious friend. My best friend's mother owns a property near Nai Harn Beach and we were able to kick it for a week at no cost. The view is nothing but lush in all directions. I would sit out by the pool and read for hours. This is the type of peace you have to travel to find.
As I mentioned, it was rainy season so when it cooled off at night you could get away with a little more clothing. Honestly, my skin started hurting from sun exposure, so it was sort of a relief. I decided to toss on some nice flannel grey pants and I carry around my black crewneck sweater for when that AC gets a little too aggressive. And of course, my new favorite t-shirts are the Super Pocket-T by Lands' End...It's easy to put together casual and comfortable with the Lands' End assortment.
One day, we decided to stroll by Friendship Beach but the tide was a little high and so there wasn't much beach to chill on. It was awesome though because it's cool to see boats right up on shore. I'm just dreaming of cruising around with no itinerary and not a thought in my head - lovely.
It was a little overcast when we made it over to Bangtao Beach, but the hour long drive from our place was still rewarding. Tons of kids were learning to surf, tiny baby crabs scurrying around, and coconut water straight from the coconut that is near and dear to my heart. Man, I love coconut water haha...I wish nobody would have ever told me about it. Anyway, that's a wrap on my Thailand trip...I'm already putting money to the side to go back in the near future. The Land of Smiles is literally just a good feeling place to me. Hope you enjoyed the journey vicariously!