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So, I knew that there would be no way that this week’s POTW post could top last weeks’. I mean, come on — Burning Man is hard to beat! Then there was the issue of my camera being cleaned (that Playa dust is not sensor friendly.) Oh, and then there was this other little issue. Surgery…

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In many ways, Koh Tao and Gili Trawangan are sister islands in Southeast Asia. Both are small tropical diving meccas, filled with backpackers in search of scuba certifications. I wrote a Guide to Diving in Koh Tao a few years ago, and judging by the number of aquatic-related questions I’ve received since first landing in Indonesia…

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Recently a Facebook friend of mine was lamenting the difficulties of life in New York, and wishing that she could afford to live elsewhere. My reaction was something along the lines of: “GIRL! If you can live in New York City you can afford to live pretty much anywhere on this planet!” It did get me…

Photo of the Week 116: Burning Man thumbnail

I feel like I’ve just returned from another planet. I’m still processing Burning Man — both emotionally and literally, thanks to the 1,500+ images I’ve been sorting through. Yesterday, as I spent the entire day flying from California back to New York, I could barely type fast enough to keep up with the memories and ideas…

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Start with Part I and Part II of this series. Just because I was too much of a wuss to make it to the summit of Rinjani doesn’t mean you all should be denied the stunning views. Anders, being the mountain man that he is, practically sprinted to the summit — while occasionally stopping to do…

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The first thought that entered my head when I woke up on the third day of our Rinjani trek was a simple “I do not want to do this.” We set off at 3:30am. By 4:00, I was in tears and growing more overwrought with every step. I knew I could not make the rest of…

Photo of the Week 115: Burning Man thumbnail

Have you ever thought to yourself, “My gosh, I am simply too well rested, and have too much peace and balance in my life? How boring!” Well, do I have a plan for you! First, fly back from Indonesia and attempt to recover from jetlag while unpacking, fulfilling bridesmaids duties, traveling between three cities in one…

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