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Reflections on a Decade of Growth and Travel

I am 29 years and 364 days old today. Tomorrow is the big 3-0. A new decade, the end of an amazing era. I have been mourning my 20s for the past few months and going through the five stages of grief (I have only recently come to accept it). It’s not necessarily that I …

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Why the Nomadic Heart Can’t Be Satisfied

I always want to be on the opposite side of the world from where I am.  I’ve read some interesting posts lately, from Adventurous Kate’s musings “On Living in Perpetual Motion“, to the equally as eloquent  “Why the Nomadic Lifestyle Can’t Last” by the Mochilera Diaries. Posts that have greatly resonated with me as I …

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What Places Are Part of Who You Are?

“What places are part of who you are?” I have thought about this question so much over the years but had never seen it verbalized until just the other day. I just read an amazing book called Hokkaido Highway Blues by Will Ferguson. The author hitchhiked from the very bottom of Japan all the way to Hokkaido …

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Never Make a Bucket List

The bucket list. Presumably everyone has one, in varying states of completion. A bucket list is, quite simply, a list of things you want to do before you die, a.k.a. “kick the bucket”, goals you are deferring to a later date and time. I am here to tell you one thing: never make a bucket …

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Until We Run Out of Road- My Road Trip to Cape Tribulation, Australia

If you ever find yourself in Cairns, Australia, you’re probably there to see the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns, located in what Australians call ‘Tropical North Queensland’, is the gateway to the world’s largest reef, as well as a backpacker haven. But there is more to do in Cairns than just diving, partying or laying out by …

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Diving with Great White Sharks in Australia

  I am sitting on the edge of the boat with my feet dangling into the metal cage that seemed a lot more sturdy before I actually had to get into it. My heart is in  my throat and I wonder if I can go through with this. Some of the waves are big, the …

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