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This week both Anders and I said a sad goodbye to Gili Trawangan. Soon, I’ll be headed back stateside and he’ll be on his way back to Denmark. But first, we have a week in Bali to ease the pain! While this is in part a work week for me — I’m doing research for some…

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Since I left home for my Great Escape, I’ve been doing monthly roundups of my adventures filled with anecdotes, private little moments, and thoughts that are found nowhere else on this blog. As this site is not just a resource for other travelers but also my own personal travel diary, I like to take some time…

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Does it seem like I’ve been writing about my Divemaster course forever? It kind of does to me! It’s time to wrap things up on this subject before I lost the interest of all my land lubber readers, but I do have some final thoughts and pieces of advice I want to share first. First, a…

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Guys. I have a confession. I’m a horrible packer. I wince whenever a packing related question lands in my inbox. I end up in tears whenever I end up in my childhood bedroom — also known as my free storage unit! — reloading for another journey. Despite more than two years of perpetual travel, I always…

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Being a “yes girl” — it’s a philosophy I live by, and it’s also how I found myself on a three day expedition to hike Lombok’s sacred volcano, Gunung Rinjani, on less than forty eight hours notice. It’s been three days since we returned and I’m still walking like a robot thanks to stiff muscles. We…

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While organizing photos recently, I realized I never posted about my three-day stopover in Bangkok en route back to New York in May. I spent most of the time shopping and eating up a storm, but I also took on a little bit of work — a hostel write up and a tour review. Another tough…

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