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Hi there! I’m May, a girl who loves to wander and wonder! I’m from Saigon, based in Los Angeles, but my current location is anywhere and everywhere. Travel, Photography, Tea Time, Picnic, Home Decor and Event Planning are a few of my favorite things. inArabymay is a travel and lifestyle blog inspired by beautiful destinations, by color and nature, and by wonderful people that I’ve met on my journey.
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Planning the Perfect Fall Picnic

Summer picnics get all the glory, but fall picnics have so many unexpected benefits —fewer bugs, less risk of sunburn and heat stroke, and a more intimate setting away from the summer crowds, not to mention the splendid scenery. As the leaves brighten our days with rich colors, we must take full advantage of their beauty before they begin to fall. What’s a better way to enjoy the beautiful vibrant foliage than sitting outside with warm drinks and cozy blankets? As with any event, the perfect fall picnic is going to require some planning on your part. Here are some tips to help you along the way!

MARRAKECH

Marrakech, Morocco: The Complete Travel Guide

The ancient city of Marrakech is an absolute must see destination for many travelers. It is an enchanting city of bright colors, exotic spices and tea, bustling souks, colorful textiles, gold lamps, leather tanneries, and so much more. This is the place where donkey-carts loaded with groceries share the narrow alleyways with whining mopeds and where gypsies, snake-charmers, herbalists, magicians, and folk singers wander on the streets. Prepare for all of your senses to be awaken at once! It’s an enthralling and exciting place to be, but it can also be a tad overwhelming at times. People like to talk about these enchanting aspects of Marrakech, but rarely mention how difficult it can be to visit. It’s not easy to be a tourist here. So here’s my ultimate guide to Marrakech to ensure you have fun exploring this wonderful world of colors and chaos without feeling too intimidated!

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How to Style a Simple Magical Boho Picnic

The weather is warming up and that means it is picnic season! There is nothing quite like taking some time to relax outdoors and enjoy some casual dining with your loved ones. The idea of a casual stylish boho picnic is something I am loving lately. These effortlessly beautiful ideas, which incorporate elements of nature along with a certain romanticism and individuality, become a lovely trend for this summer! This picnic style can be easily created with a vintage vibe, a layer of whimsical, and  just a few simple touches here and there! The great thing about the boho theme is that you can put as much or little effort into it as you want! Here are some tips on how to style a boho picnic!

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5 Unique Birthday Ideas for Your Girlfriend

When your girlfriend/wife shows you this blog (as hints to guide you what to do for her birthdays), you might hate me for putting so many ideas into her head and ruining your life. However, when your lady’s birthday is a week from now….when you feel all nervous and jittery…when you are scared of asking what she wants, you might then find my blog very helpful. To be honest, there is no way that my husband can pull off any of the ideas in this blog (I’m obviously the mastermind behind everything!!!). Guys are generally not good at planning birthdays or picking gifts. The quest for the perfect gift or well planned birthday can be stressful so here I am to guide you through to choose some creative and unique ideas for your girl. Hopefully these ideas can kickstart your efforts.

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STRAW BAGS: The IT Trend Of 2017 Summer?

If you’ve been following fashions blogs or Instagram for the last few months, you might have noticed that straw bags are everywhere this summer! There are so many cute and chic straw bags this year. They come in all shapes and sizes—from structured basket bags to clutches, from beach totes to round bags. There’s a straw bag for every girl!

There are multiple styles for these bags, making them affordable and fun additions to your summer wardrobe.  In this blog I want to share a few of my favorite straw bags with you!

Japan

MY TRIP TO JAPAN: CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL 2017

Spring is the perfect time for traveling in Japan. The weather is very pleasant and Japan is blanketed in stunning shades of pink and white. There is a word in Japanese, sakura zensen, which describes the blossom’s movement from the tip of the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa in early February all the way to the most northerly cape of Hokkaido by the end of May.
I have been asked many times why I have not yet been to Japan, with the answer being that I was just waiting for a time that was right and Cherry Blossom Festival 2017 was the perfect time for me to explore this lovely country. Besides the gorgeous cherry blossom, I’m in awe with Japan’s majestic temples and shrines, zen gardens, lush national parks, and a rich historic culture. In this blog is a list of my top 10 favorite things to do in Japan!

Sapa Vietnam

Sapa Vietnam – A Complete Travel Guide

Sapa is a lovely frontier town in Lao Cai Province in north west Vietnam, about 380 km from Hanoi near the Chinese border. The region is culturally rich, home to 7 different hilltribe minorities with unique lifestyles and languages; all wearing their traditional attires, working on evergreen terraces.  If you travel because you want to be close to nature, Sapa is the place to be. With stunning views of lush mountain ranges, rolling hills, and rice terraces Sapa has become a popular tourism destination for travelers around the world.

In this blog I take you through everything that tourists should know when traveling to Sapa.

Con Dao

The Complete Travel Guide for Con Dao, Vietnam

Con Dao islands are a group of 16 islands. The largest island is known as Con Son. It is one of the jewels in Vietnam with immense natural beauty of forested hills, hidden lagoons, and pristine sandy beaches. It’s possibly the last unspoiled coastal destination in Vietnam; with very few tourists Con Dao is a paradise off the beaten track. In my blog is the complete guide for traveling to Con Dao.

California

Want to Experience the Skyslide at OUE Skyspace Los Angeles! Here’s All You Need to Know!

It’s not every day you get to slide down a glass tube that hangs on the outside of LA’s tallest skyscraper. Located almost 1,000 feet above downtown Los Angeles on the 69th and 70th floors of the U.S. Bank Tower, Skyspace LA is the tallest open-air observation deck in California. Here’s everything you need to know about the Skyspace!

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The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2017: The Sweetest Presents for Him and Her

Valentine’s Day is coming! It’s the most romantic time of the year and you must be worried about what to buy for your special someone. If you’re struggling to think of ideas, consider this gift guide a map to your loved one’s heart! My gift guide consists of the hottest, trendiest, and the most affordable presents of 2017 that will sure impress your sweetheart!

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