Diver’s Paradise

Paradise makes me think of total relaxation with no schedules, no stress and no worry. Diving makes me think of wonderful experiences underwater accompanied by early mornings, tight schedules and a bit of chaos. Although the reward is usually worth it, I’ve always just accepted the process that comes with scuba diving. You have to …

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A Dinner of the Decades

It’s inevitable as a traveler that experiences and moments are shared with people we barely know. We share adventures, transportation and meals with new people, usually with a collection of different backgrounds and interests. Sometimes these interactions can lead to friendships and if you’re really lucky, a better understanding of yourself and others. It was …

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Diving with Ostracods

The sky still had a slight pink hue from the leftover glow of the day’s sun. Darkness was quickly approaching and the gentle waves rocked me as they rolled into shore. I floated on my back watching the stars twinkle in the deep blue sky. My favorite constellations started to pop and I prepared to …

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Liebster Award Nomination

My friends, Jenia and Sergey, were recently nominated for the Liebster Award. I was so excited when I saw they were nominated that I didn’t even notice they nominated me. Well, not until a couple of days later. Thanks so much for the nomination! I met Jenia and Sergey on a train in the middle …

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My Packing Tips

The soft, morning light hit my sleepy eyes, as they searched around the room for something familiar. The bed seemed too comfortable. The pillow seemed too fluffy. The birds were chirping and I felt rested. After a moment of taking in my surroundings, I recognized my new home. Yesterday was moving day, again! That makes …

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Me and the World

This morning I woke with last night’s tears still in my eyes. I had already started working on a travel story for today, but I feel the need to share a different side of travel instead.  I feel the need to be honest. And honestly, I feel completely and totally lost. When I started traveling, I …

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My Freediving Journey Begins

My eyes glanced down at the sunken ship and my hand reached out for the line, pulling my descending body to a halt. I hung there, weightless, for what felt like a moment, but in reality was only a second. The contractions hadn’t started and I knew I still had plenty of oxygen, but that …

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Six Weeks in Aruba

My alarm ripples and I reluctantly open my eyes. It’s mornings like these that I’m grateful to have such a soothing alarm tone. And it’s days like today that make me wonder who I am and how I ended up here, in paradise, moving to paradise. Life is good. But I must wrap up one …

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