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Trekking Mount Rinjani: A Triumphant Failure thumbnail

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…

Trekking Mount Rinjani: A Beautiful Beginning thumbnail

Holy. Shit. What have I gotten myself into? Apologies to my grandmother for the profanity, but that’s what ran through my head as I stood on the shores of Gili Trawangan and watched the sun rising over Lombok, revealing the volcano we were about spent three days scaling. Gunung Rinjani is not only the second highest…

How I Scored $1,500 in Free Hotels thumbnail

My Year Using SPG Amex Credit card travel hacking. Have you heard of it? Despite the moniker, it has nothing to do with gaining illegal access to someone else’s funds and using them to fund a yachting trip. Rather, it’s a totally legal way to game the travel industry to travel better, smarter, and longer. While…

Photo of the Week 114 thumbnail

Greetings from Brooklyn, where I’m currently struggling through a crushing case of jetlag and post-travel exhaustion. I will miss Asia as I move on to this next stage in my travels, but I won’t really miss the thirty six hours of door to door travel that it takes to get there. Our final few days in…

My Return to Nusa Lembongan thumbnail

As I mentioned yesterday, my second trip to Indonesia was a comical carbon copy of my first — starting with a few days on Nusa Lembongan, a charming island just off the coast of Bali’s southern cone. This time I was not only reuniting with Anders after six weeks apart, but also meeting both his parents…

Thoughts on Coming Back thumbnail

Can you ever really go back? Can you return to a place that was special to you at a certain moment in time, and recapture the magic? Can you go travel back to a place that was once sacred to you, and relive those moments that made it so? Or will it always be a series…

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