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The Lantern Releasing that happens as part of Loy Krathong in Thailand... so beautiful!  http://alittleadrift.com/2011/11/loy-krathong-yee-peng-thailand/

Celebrating Loy Krathong Lanterns in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Watching the beautiful lantern release for Loy Krathong and learning how to make krathongs to release into the river for Yee Ping in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Festival of Lanterns, Chiang Mai, Thailand by Kelvin Joseph

Thousands of Khom Loy lanterns are released in the air on the festival grounds at the Mae Jo University, Thailand. To light lanterns into the sky.kind of did this one already at Ashley's Wedding.

Similar to hot air balloons, sky lanterns have a little flame inside that causes them to propel upwards. In many parts of the world where the lunar calendar is observed, sky lanterns are released during the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, a day called Lantern Festival. They are also flown during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which occurs on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar when the moon is at its fullest.

Offbeat Traveler: Sky lanterns

We released lanterns like this on New Year's Eve. sky lanterns by Patrick Lin / AFP / Getty Images from LA Times

Monks celebrating Thai festival of lights - Loy Krathong. Thailand.

Monks celebrating Thai festival of lights - Loy Krathong.

Sky lanterns

A Beautiful Collection of Sky Lantern Photos

Loy Kratong Floating Lantern in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Monks at the Loy Krathong Floating Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The festival is held every year on the full moon of the twelfth month in the Thai Lunar Calendar.

Avoid the Crowds on a Romantic New Year's Eve Getaway  - Forget the fireworks and suffocating mobs in Times Square – this time around, we're jetting off in search of an intimate New Year's Eve locale. From a year-end sky lantern send-off in Chiang Mai, to a sparkling wine toast (and DJ'd after party) on a moving Napa Valley train, these are the 8 places we're eyeing.

Romantic New Year's Eve Vacations

Forget the fireworks and suffocating mobs in Times Square – this time around we're going for something romantic. Here, the 8 New Year's Eve trips we're eyeing.

Being chased by a shark on multiple occasions while freediving for lobster. I had someone looking out for me.

I just really liked the picture. I don't agree with the article.I love sharks and the beach. Who in their right mind doesn't like the beach. << i agree, i absolutely adore sharks! i'm just saving for the picture haha