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The Huffington Post Travel: Life Is But a Dream: Sailng on a Phinisi Boat


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Huffington Post Arts & Culture: How I Became a Modern Day Treasure Hunter


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Gili Trawangan: The Gili Islands off the coast of Bali, Indonesia


I have been to Bali, Indonesia a few times in my life and it is one of those magical places that I can keep coming back to and never have the same experience twice and it never gets old.  There are not many places in the world that I can say that about, because when […]




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The Karen Long Neck Hill Tribe – Chiang Mai, Thailand


Part of the reason I LOVE shooting for NOVICA in Association with National Geographic, is that I don’t just get to shoot their fashion catalog shoots all over the world, but I get to meet and spend time with the REAL artisans that create these sometimes vanishing art forms and cultural traditions from around the world. […]




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NOVICA Chiang Mai Thailand Fashion Photo Shoot


I LOVED spending the entire day at Howie’s Homestay, one of the most stunning private properties I have ever stepped foot on! This boutique hotel is nestled in the the lush green foothills of the Himalayas in the Northern part of Thailand near the Burmese border. I had the privilege of being able to photograph our NOVICA catalog […]




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NOVICA Thailand Fashion Shoot


Poor, our fabulous Thai model for this shoot, was AMAZING to work with. We soon found out that she is a world famous Thai dancer and she travels to dance internationally all of the time. I could tell by the way she gracefully moves her hands and arms. I also loved a lot of these […]




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NOVICA Thailand Artisans


One of the highlights of my most recent trip to Chiang Mai, was that I had a chance to meet 5 Artisans that make crafts for NOVICA/National Geographic to sell in their catalog. I applied for a grant and got it, to have the chance to go interview them, see how they live and work, […]




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Phuket and Ko Phi Phi Island, Thailand


Sarah and I had 5 days to enjoy Phuket and Ko Phi Phi before heading up to Chiang Mai for our photo shoots. It was too short of a trip, but we managed to cram in a lot. We are DEFINITELY coming back here for an extended period of time next time. We had to […]




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Hong Tour, Phuket Island Thailand


This was perhaps THE BEST tour I have done, thanks to my Thai girlfriend Tam for letting me know about it! Welcome to the starlight Hong tour. Basically there are hundreds of these little floating islands in the south of Thailand and they are only a short 45 minute boat ride from Phuket Island. Sarah […]




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Chiang Mai, Thailand


Here are some outtakes from my day off from shooting for NOVICA/National Geographic in Chiang Mai. I had heard about the Tiger Kingdom and was determined to go there. It is a Tiger Sanctuary about 15 minutes from Chiang Mai where contrary to what people think, we got to be in the enclosures with the […]




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From Ubud to Tulamben Bali, Indonesia


Sarah and I arrived for a week in Bali to do photo shoots for NOVICA and National Geographic. We had a very packed schedule of shoots and scouting locations and had really ONE free day to sleep in and do what we wanted. Our fashion shoot took us to the sacred monkey forest and the […]




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NOVICA Women’s Apparel BALI Fashion Shoot


This shoot was so EPIC. I can honestly say that this was the first time I have had to dodge wild monkeys during a photo shoot and even got attacked by one! Our first location of the day was the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud and I learned quickly that we were entering THEIR domain. […]




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NOVICA Bali Artisans


One of the highlights of my most recent trip to Bali, was that I had a chance to meet 5 Artisans that make crafts for NOVICA/National Geographic to sell in their catalog. I applied for a grant and got it, to have the chance to go interview them, see how they live and work, and […]




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India-Gaurav and Karima Wedding Ceremony and Reception





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India Gaurav and Karima Sehrabandi / Baraat


Sehrabandi : After the groom has dressed up in his wedding clothes, a pooja is performed. Thereafter, the groom’s father or any elderly relative ties the “sehra” on the groom’s head.The boy also wears a turban, which is touched by all the people present in the pooja. Baraat : The Groom’s wedding procession, usually includes […]




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India-Gaurav and Karima Churha / Vatna


Churha is a set of red and cream ivory bangles that is touched by all present to give their heartiest wishes to the girl for her future married life. Also, they sprinkle flower petals on the bride. After that, the girl’s uncle, aunt, friends and cousins tie kaliras (silver, gold or gold plated traditional ornaments) […]




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India-Gaurav and Karima Sangeet-Mayan themed Party


The Sangeet was a tribute to Karima’s heritage with a huge Mayan Pyramid constructed over the dance floor, dancers, trapeze artists and an “ancient civilization”  transformed the party back in time to Mayan temples. It was SO rad.




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India-Gaurav and Karima’s Wedding – Mehendi/Engagement Ceremony


I have to say that I have never quite experienced anything like Gaurav and Karima’s wedding. I owe this wedding to Mr and Mrs. Sarna who are friends with Gaurav’s father (whom I met at their son’s wedding in Indonesia). Basically we were invited as honored guests that happen to have cameras:)  I JUST got […]




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Indonesia Sentul wedding Esteela and Stefan





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Indonesia Mehdi Ceremony Lesie and Sim





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Indonesia Leslie and Sim’s Wedding Reception





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Indonesia Jakarta





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Indonesia Baraat Ceremony Leslie and Sim





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Laura Grier feeds a Rogue Fruit Bat in Bali, Indonesia


While wandering through a market in Bali, Indonesia, I spotted a strange thing hanging from a stand and I realized it was a REAL, wild fruit bat! They are SO huge and I saw them flying around frequently, but had never seen one up close. It was so cool to hand-feed fruit to this crazy-looking […]




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Indonesia Bali





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Laura Grier at a Traditional Kecak Dance Performance in Bali


Some of my favorite photos taken in Bali, Indonesia were during this Kecak dance performance (Pronounced Kay-Chak). The entire dance was done by firelight and it was super hard to capture with my crappy little point and shoot video, but the still photos are ethereal looking. What was even more amazing to me was how […]




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Laura Grier stumbles upon a Balinesian Dancing School for Children


While walking back from visiting Besakih Temple in Bali, Indonesia, I heard some Traditional Balinesian dancing coming from a small yard nearby and I walked in and found these little girls practicing their dancing in the backyard. I had seen this Traditional dance, but only when they were all made up like little dolls. It […]




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The Sacred Monkey Forest in Bali, Indonesia with Laura Grier


I was on a girl’s trip with Sarah and Nish to Bali, Indonesia and we decided to go visit the Sacred Monkey Forest. These monkeys are SO used to people that when you walk in like a stupid tourist with a bag of bananas, they pounce on you and steal them. They will even try […]




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Laura Grier at the Bali Bird Park


Here is a short clip of all of the amazing birds that you can encounter at the Bali Bird Park. I was able to hold them, photograph them and just be in their environment. They are serious like mini-dinosaurs to me…So prehistoric looking and awkward, yet beautiful. http://www.wanderlustbylauragrier.com http://www.beautifuldayphotography.com https://twitter.com/#!/beautidayphoto http://www.facebook.com/WanderlustByLauraGrier




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Laura Grier Hiking in Munduk, Bali with Huge Spider and Fishing


While Hiking in Munduk, Bali, our guide spotted the largest spider I have EVER seen! We were pointing at it with our walking sticks and he took his stick and swung it through the web and flung the spider towards us to get a closer look. OF COURSE we all screamed like a pack of […]




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Laura Grier Scuba Diving in Bali, Indonesia


More amazing diving in the waters off of Manta Ray Point in Bali, Indonesia http://www.wanderlustbylauragrier.com http://www.beautifuldayphotography.com https://twitter.com/#!/beautidayphoto http://www.facebook.com/WanderlustByLauraGrier




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Laura Grier and Sarah Natasha at Mango Tree Spa in Ubud, Bali


While traveling in Bali, Indonesia, Sarah and I came across the fabulous Mango Tree Top Spa, where you can opt to have a 3 hour scrub and massage treatment 1000 ft up in the air in a gold tree house over looking a river and gorgeous rice patties. They though we were on our “honeymoon’ […]




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Laura Grier with the Komodo Dragon in Bali, Indonesia


While visiting the Bali Bird Park (and reptiles) in Ubud, Bali, Sarah, Nish and I were able to hold poisonous Komodo Dragons, Exotic Birds, and Iguanas…It was amazing to see and handle these animals up close. The Komodo Dragon we saw (and that I did NOT pick up) was 7 ft long and I was […]




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Laura Grier at a Cremation Ceremony in Bali


In Bali, Indonesia, cremation ceremonies are a huge event. All of the village people do a procession and decorate a huge paper mache sarcophagus to carry to where they will be cremating the body. There are musicians playing traditional instruments that sound like a tinny xylophone and all of the villagers come to watch the […]




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Laura Grier at the Full Moon Ceremony in Bali, Indonesia


While Sarah, Nish and I were traveling in Bali, Indonesia, we really wanted to experience the culture and beauty of Bali and not just do the “touristy thing”. So our driver told us there was a Full Moon Ceremony where each villager prepares a huge feast and then they attach the feast to a gorgeous […]




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Music of Bali with Laura Grier


I LOVE the different instruments and sounds of Bali, Indonesia. I tried to play some of them, but I think I should just stick to the piano lol. Sarah, Nish and I stumbled into a musical Instrument store and had a mini jam out session:) http://www.wanderlustbylauragrier.com http://www.beautifuldayphotography.com https://twitter.com/#!/beautidayphoto http://www.facebook.com/WanderlustByLauraGrier




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The Streets and Sounds of Bali with Laura Grier


Sarah, Nish and I on our adventures touring around the streets of Bali Indonesia and checking out food, temples and everything there is to see and experience there. We found the ACTUAL medicine man from “Eat, Pray, Love”, Ketut Liyer, and went to speak to him. he told me I was going to live to […]




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Laura Grier at a Traditional Balinesian Theater Performance


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Video of a Destination Wedding Laura Grier did in Bali


This was one of the most spectacular Destination Weddings I have shot to date. It was a 4-day long Indian Sikh Wedding in Bali, Indonesia. The gorgeous decor, bride and wardrobe changes were to die for! I just had to share the amazing video clips thanks to Matt Robertson with www.relative-way.com and some of my […]




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Bali Night Time Noises with Laura Grier


Sarah and I got stuck with the strangest frog and noises from animals in our room while traveling in Bali, Indonesia, so we are “commemorating” the Night-time Bali Noises with this video lol. http://www.wanderlustbylauragrier.com http://www.beautifuldayphotography.com https://twitter.com/#!/beautidayphoto http://www.facebook.com/WanderlustByLauraGrier




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Video of Laura Grier with the Camels in India


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Video of Laura Grier learning Rajasthani dancing and learning about the Cobra


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Video of Laura Grier at the City Palace in India


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