Jun 19, 2013
Lately, my Photo of the Week posts have been just a single photo — a far cry from the many, many options I post when I’m abroad! But frankly that’s because on this visit back to the States I’ve been focused less on fun and travel and more on work and other drudgery. (And let’s just ignore the fact that I’m days late in posting thanks to a misplaced memory card...
Jun 10, 2013
Yesterday marked a very special anniversary for me: Two years of remote self-employment, two years blogging away here at Alex in Wanderland, and two years of living nomadically.
It’s been a trip, in every sense of the word. From attempting drysuit diving in the frigid waters of Iceland to becoming a Divemaster in the warm seas of Indonesia, from throwing back $15 cocktails at a private VIP room in...
Jun 9, 2013
Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope wherever you’re reading this post is as beautiful as where I’m writing it from — my sunny backyard in Albany, New York! This week has been a quiet one for me as I focus on website updates, finishing up freelancing projects, and tackling my never-ending inbox avalanche.
I snapped this photo while walking my canine nephew Boo in Rochester. I stopped to visit...
May 28, 2013
Greetings from New York! I’ve been back in my favorite state for a full week now, and I’ve managed to squeeze in a quick visit with friends in Brooklyn, half a dozen NYU graduation celebrations for my sister, familypalooza with the out-of-towners that came to our party in Albany, numerous trips to Chipotle, and strep throat. That last one has been especially fun.
I flew back on the specific...
Feb 16, 2013
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 reflect on not just what I did, but how I felt. You can read my previous roundups here: Month...
Feb 6, 2013
As you may recall, I fell paddle over board in love with a hot new sport called Stand Up Paddling on my very last day on Kauai. As soon as I booked my ticket to Florida to participate in The Color Run, I started searching for places where I could practice my new hobby.
Turns out, Tampa is a hotbed of SUP activity. Urban Kai and Water Monkey were two of a handful of companies in the area that specialize...
Feb 1, 2013
What a year — 2012 brought about many changes for me. One of them was a fresh outlook on fitness, food, and health. What a better way to cap off the year than with my very first 5K run?
From the first moment I heard about The Color Run, I was obsessed with doing one — watch this video and tell me you don’t feel the same! Unfortunately, my schedule would not cooperate. When it was in New...
Jan 31, 2013
I’m kind of thinking it’s time for a new post category on Alex in Wanderland — perhaps “Animals I Squealed At?” Maybe, “Fauna That Made Me Talk In A Baby Voice?” Or more descriptively, “Creatures That I Briefly Considered Smuggling in My Backpack?
It’s true — I’m obsessed with animals. And lately, there have been a fair amount of posts...