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New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. What a way to kick off 2015, and to launch my next four months out of a backpack! I’m struggling to describe how perfect the week was, thanks in part to the fabulous company — my sister and her friends and boyfriend as well as my own wonderful best friend Zoe…

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Last year when I rolled out my plans for 2014, I said that I wanted to build a life that involved “roughly a third of the year in the US with friends and family, a third of the year in my home away from home of Southeast Asia, and about a third actively exploring new places.”…

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A perpetual nomad allergic to leases but obsessed with real estate — it’s not an oxymoron; it’s me. Growing up my parents made a hobby out of attending open houses when we had no intention to move, and these days, from the moment I enter a new apartment I start plotting how to politely ask its…

Photo of the Week

Today’s Photo of the Week post is a very special edition — it’s combining two weeks into one! Yes, yes — let’s spin it that way. A special edition sounds a lot better than I didn’t get my act together last weekend, don’t you think? In my defense, the last two weeks kind of blurred together…

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Koh Tao has a reputation for being a dive and party island. And while both those things are true — and Koh Tao does them proud — there is so much more to this little baby island than that. We’ve got plenty to landlubbers busy during the day: a trapeze school, Muay Thai gyms, a Thai…

Sail Rock

I had high ambitions of getting my dive on on a regular basis throughout my three months back in Thailand. Unfortunately, bad conditions and a very low low season resulted in less boats going out, and lots of distractions meant I wasn’t always on them when they did. But when I saw my friends at Roctopus…

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