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Yesterday was a significant day over here at Wanderland HQ -- my third travel-and-blogaversary. This post is a toast to three years of wanderlust, three years of location independent employment, and three years of pouring my heart out here on Alex in Wanderland. This year I learned more about myself, my travel style and my professional…

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 to…

I've long been a friend of Tripfilms, the New York City-based hub of online travel videos. I've only done some minor projects with them, and so I was very excited when they commissioned me to put together two "What to Do in Gili Trawangan" videos. These were a challenge for me. I have a background in…

After my fun stay at the Grand Mirage capped off my previous trip to Bali, the same company that owns the Grand Mirage invited me to come check out their brand new sister property. Samabe hopes to take the all-inclusive concept so popular at Grand Mirage and brings it to the luxury level. After living for…

Shark Release

Here's how a chain reaction works -- Alex goes to see Blackfish, a documentary about Orcas in captivity, and can't stop thinking about it; Alex rents Free Willy, a movie about a little boy who releases an Orca from captivity back into the ocean; Alex remembers that she never posted about the shark release she photographed…

White water rafting is one of those things that I love but just don't actually do very often -- along with Stand Up Paddleboarding and a whole host of other interests that I don't actually put into practice all that often. So you better believe I jumped at the chance to review Viator's Jungle White Water…

Just like with my first trip to Indonesia, I capped off my most recent one with a week in Bali. It was sad to say goodbye to Gili Trawangan, however I can't deny that I was excited for some of the finer things in life. The finer things in life being, obviously, warm water showers, a…

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