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The following post is sponsored content written by me and brought to you by Southeast Asia-based startup Withlocals. Partnerships like this help keep me on the road — thank you for your support! I’ve been missing Southeast Asia something fierce, and a recent email to land in my inbox didn’t help! Withlocals is like an Airbnb for home…

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I didn’t do it on purpose, but recently I sat down and realized that 2014 was pretty much penciled in. And so I figured I’d post a little preview of what’s ahead! Based on the self reflection I’ve been doing lately and the fact that I don’t see my nomadic lifestyle coming to a halt anytime…

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I want to take a moment to thank you all for your overwhelming responses to my last post. You amaze me with your wisdom and warmth!  After returning from the jungle, our next mission was to travel up the coast to Máncora, Peru’s most happening beach town. There, we’d cap off our Peru travels with a…

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I’ve sat down to write this post so many times and either stared at my keyboard blankly or typed a flood of incomprehensible paragraphs that confused me so much I would end up slamming my laptop shut. I’ve been waking up a lot lately with a heaviness that sits with me through the day. It’s pretty…

Climbing

Having already spent a fair amount of time in the rainforest surrounding Iquitos, I wanted to make sure my time in the Puerto Maldonado jungle wasn’t repetitive. Luckily, Rainforest Expeditions offers an array of trips focusing on interests like photography, holistic wellness, and adventure. While all trips share the common rainforest exploration base, use the same…

Have we really been in Ecuador for three weeks? In some ways it feels like three days; in others, three months. We spent the bulk of the past one in Quito taking advantage of great internet and catching up on work — and torrential downpours played along by allowing us to spend the days indoors guilt-free…

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