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Confessions

Picky Eating and Travel

Five years ago, I wrote a picky-eating traveler’s manifesto, a confessional regarding my extremely limited palate, and a gentle plea to others to get their opinions off my plate. Five years is a long time, and recently, loyal readers started to pick up on hints at my bolder eating habits. “Maybe it’s time for an update?”…

Through the Fire

The following post is written by me and brought to you by Abbott. Because I publish so many personal stories here on Alex in Wanderland, I receive many of them back – in the comments, in my inbox, in person when I’m lucky enough to meet readers face to face. A lot of them are happy tales…

How to Afford Travel

Find a way or make one. I remember the first time I walked the hallways of the school where my little sister was teaching first grade in New Orleans, and I saw a banner emblazoned with those words. I couldn’t, and I still can’t, think of a more powerful message to send to those kids. To…

Happy Thanksgiving

The following post is written by me and brought to you by Abbott, who I’ve teamed up with to talk about living your best life. Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. readers. I’m downright obsessed with holidays and all their opportunities for crafting, dressing with flair, and gathering loved ones to create new traditions and honor old ones…

Traveling Sustainably

The following post is written by me and brought to you by Abbott, who I’ve teamed up with to talk about living your best life. Four and a quarter years of constant motion have shown me the world, trained me in the art of true independence, taught me more than any master’s degree could ever hope…

When it Rains, It Pours: Going Back to the Beginning in Grand Cayman thumbnail

I was a little nervous about returning to the Cayman Islands. First, I was nervous it might kill me a little to go back, because it's such an emotionally charged spot for me. I spent a happy summer here with the love of my early twenties, a relationship that would eventually turn my heart and life…

Yoga

One of the things I love about blogging is it forces me to sit quietly and reflect on my travels; to aggressively over-analyze my trips, and to recognize changes in myself and my travel style over time. Upon reliving my recent five months in Central America, I’ve come to the undeniable conclusion that this trip was…

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