As most of you probably saw on my Instagram, I recently traveled to Thailand with my dear friend Hannah to find new artisans for our fair trade shop, The Little Market. We brought along our friends (and some of our favorite photographers) Yoni and Valorie, too. The trip was so inspiring, and I didn’t want it to end… Even though the thermometer hit sweltering temps the whole time! I’m still on a high from my travels abroad, and have had such a fun time going through our photos from the trip. So, today I’m sharing some of my favorite Thailand memories with all of you, in hopes that it makes you feel like you were traveling right along with us. From elephant friends to floating markets, here were some of the memorable moments from our most recent trip for The Little Market

We had been looking forward to our Thailand trip for months. Then, before we knew it, we were packed and ready to go, passports in hand…

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Once we arrived in Bangkok, the adventure began!

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One of the first things we did was stop at the most gorgeous flower markets I’ve ever seen. They were selling handmade flower bracelets, so of course we had to test them out for ourselves…

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Next on the itinerary? Grab fresh coconuts for hydration. I’m not going to lie, the weather was hot, hot, hot on our trip…

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Then we visited the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. It was filled with beautiful hand painted walls…

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We took an amazing boat ride down the Thonburi Canals. Visiting the floating markets was definitely one of the highlights of our trip…

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We also did a little shopping… This is Valorie, Hannah and me looking “tough.”

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One of my favorite things I saw in Bangkok was this seafood market that was set up on these old train tracks. Whenever a train approached (which happened about 8 times a day), the merchants quickly pulled back their awnings and storefronts, then replaced them within seconds of the train’s passing. This was a must-see.

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We absolutely loved our time in Bangkok. Next stop? Chiang Mai!

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Where we made some fun new friends at the Elephant Nature Park. Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in Northern Thailand where you can volunteer and visit to help. We have been involved in dozens of rescues, which have created our thriving elephant herd.

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We visited an artisan studio where they have been dying with indigo for generations. We learned some amazing dyeing techniques. Any suggestions for what I should do with my fabric?

Indigo dyed fabric from Lauren's travels to Thailand with The Little Market

The fresh fruit in Chiang Mai was not only delicious, but gorgeous.

Gorgeous fruit from Lauren's travels to Thailand

We loved seeing how Batik textiles were made with hot wax. We fell in love with batik on our trip to Bali so it was very special to learn more about the technique.

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We met the artisans who make the stone and crystal wrap bracelets we sell at The Little Market.

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We finished our trip on the gorgeous tropical island of Koh Samui. The cool green water was exactly what we were craving after the heat of the city!

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This Little Market trip was one I’ll never forget. Be sure to stay tuned and follow along with us on @thelittlemarket Instagram… We’re already planning our next getaway!

Any recommendations for where we should travel next?

Let me know in the comments below! And another big shout out to Yoni and Valorie for taking these gorgeous photos during our trip.

XO Lauren

Photos: Valorie Darling, Yoni Goldberg Photography
  • Cassidy Short

    What an amazing trip! Those indigo fabrics are gorgeous, I would use some of them as table runners – how awesome for entertaining or a dinner party! For your next trip, I would recommend South Africa; I recently went there and everything was incredible – Cape Town, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Lodge in Gansbaai, wine country in Stellenbosch, and Kapama Private Game Reserve for a safari. Best trip of my life!


  • That fruit looks amazing. What a fun trip!

    xo Jessica

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  • manuela

    Hi Lauren Amazing trip!!!!! Thailandia is a fantastic and mistery country and I would visit it!
    The flower market that makes bracelets is so cute and another thing I appreciate is the elephant nature park that helps e elephants in danger!
    I would like you can make a similar diary trip of China: I love this country
    Thank you xoxo M.

  • Wow, you literally took my dream trip! I have been dying to go to Thailand, and it looks like you took full advantage. I will have to use some of your suggestions (i.e. the market on the train tracks) for when I eventually go!

    xoxo Mollie

  • Wow looks like you girls had an amazing trip. Nice pics

  • Lauren

    I love these pictures. Any chance you can tell us where you got your gold bangle? <3

  • I love these pictures. It seems like you had a fantastic trip! I always love to see photos from your trips 🙂

  • Rachelle Hannah

    You should visit Laos next! Incredible mountain scenery and wonderful treasures to be found 🙂 The Buddha park in Vientiane is unreal and Vang Vieng is a must see!

  • Kari Guastella

    What an incredible place to visit! Love these photos!

  • Lily Ferres

    Amazing post, any way we could find out where the white top is from? The Lauren is wearing in the coconut photo. pretty please! I love it! Thank you!

  • Looks like an incredible trip!


  • Amy Pham Berthod

    Vietnam is nice country with many artisans .highly recommended 🙂

  • Looks like an adventurous trip!

  • How fun!

  • All of these pictures are so beautiful! My sister is going to do research in Myanmar this summer and all of the pictures of the small town where she’ll be staying are so beautiful. You should visit there if you happen to be around that area again! 🙂

  • Cierra Mais

    This trip looks like you had so much fun! Definitely jealous,


  • Laura Mareno

    Love these photos!! I want to visit Thailand so bad now!!! kisses:D

  • Bee

    This looks like an amazing trip. I love the flower bracelets, especially.


  • Love this post! Definitely inspires me to pack my bags for an adventure.

  • Caterina

    The pictures Are Amazing. Great.


  • Madeline

    Can’t wait to make my way to Thailand! Looks amazing. Xx.

  • Monika van Dijke

    In love with these inspiring photos of your little trip to Thailand! After reading your blog article I put Thailand on the top of my little travel list! xx Monika

  • Angela Lacy

    Those flower “braclets” aren’t braclets at all actually….they sell them to people who offer them up to Buddha…people usually hang them in their cars on the rear view mirror. Kids also give them to their teachers and parents to show respect. They are not for adornment but yes quite beautiful, but also sprayed with deadly chemically to keep them looking beautiful for longer, don’t sniff or you’ll get light headed (I lived in Bangkok and taught English for 1 year) glad you got to experience it!

  • Such an awesome trip! One of my bucket list items is to go to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand 🙂

  • I’ve always wanted to visit Thailand as well <3 🙂 Loving all of these vibrant photos! You really captured the essence of Thailand so well!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Sattanan Anumat

    Hello! I’m from Chiangmai! I’m so happy that you enjoyed your stay in Thailand 🙂 Nice post as always xx

  • Andrea Lee Newsham

    Love the floral,coverup shes wearing with the elephant anyone know where its from…beautiful article

  • Kim

    Please consider Philippines. We have a lot of artisans here waiting to be discovered (and not exploited!). I would love to see our products featured in The Little Market 🙂