Jun 9, 2012
Today is my anniversary: One year in the life of a full time traveler, and one year in the life of this blog.
One June 9th, 2011, I watched the Manhattan skyline disappear into the distance as I flew towards Scotland and the unknown. An hour earlier, hunched over my laptop using airport WiFi, I launched Alex in Wanderland.
From sailing in luxury through Santorini to having a motorcycle stolen in Vientiane,...
Aug 23, 2011
For my final Ibiza post, I wanted to share my lasting impressions and ideas about an island that was previously shrouded in mystery for me. However, I wouldn’t dare call myself an insider after a mere one week trip. I can’t tell you the most beautiful beaches, since I only saw a few. I can’t tell you the most well kept secret dining hotspot, as we mostly stuck to self catering. I...
Aug 21, 2011
I always knew Ibiza was a nightlife capital of the world. Beyond that, I was clueless and found myself scouring the internet before I left trying to figure out where to go, what I should wear, and how much I should expect to spend. (Answers: everywhere, not much, and more than you ever thought possible.) After just one week I’m no expert, but here is what I picked up about clubbing in Ibiza.
Aug 17, 2011
I confess, when I slid my certification cards across the counter at Arenal Diving, I was only doing it to add another country to my dive list (I’m up to six, but who’s counting?). I wasn’t expecting to be blown away by the scuba diving in Ibiza, and at 47 euros I was spending quite a bit to simply make my scuba resume look better. What can I say? Seven months is far too long to go without breathing...
Aug 16, 2011
Ibiza has always lived in my mind as a mythical island full of beautiful, trendy people partying all night in world-class nightclubs and lounging all day on sun drenched, blue water beaches. So when some of Mark’s friends asked us to join them on a holiday to Spain during my six weeks in Scotland, we jumped at the chance. I was looking forward to getting to know some of Mark’s oldest friends better,...
Jul 12, 2011
Sorry I’m late in posting last week’s Photo Of The Week! My excuse involves a red eye flight followed by a red eye bus followed by… sleep.
As promised, this week’s photo comes from my (yet to be blogged about) trip to Ibiza, Spain! I usually try to pick a photo that sums up the week, and so this one was a challenge as Ibiza has so many different facets, from the megaclubs to the...
Jun 30, 2011
Bloggers love top ten lists. They are easy and fun to write, they do well in search engines, and they get good responses. So recently, as I was flipping through my passport in anticipation of my upcoming trip to Spain I realized I had hit my 10th foreign country! Maybe not such a celebratory number for Europeans who can take day trips for new passport stamps, but pretty good for someone from the United...