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The Great Escape: Month 25 Roundup

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... read more

Party in the City Where the Heat is On

You all have the song Miami stuck in your head now, right? Good, because that’s how I felt for weeks after Visit Florida and iHeartRadio invited me to Miami to be a part of the Ultimate Summer Pool Party. I literally could not have jumped up out of my seat fast enough to accept that invitation. First of all, I am a lover of both pools and parties, as any reader of this blog is well aware. Second of... read more

Photo of the Week 107

I write this post from the terminal at JFK airport, where I’m awaiting my flight back to Indonesia (well, first to England and Kuala Lumpur — it’s a thirty five hour door to door journey!) This trip home was the definition of a whirlwind, and it concluded with what could only be labeled a five day Extravaganza of Awesome in Miami. I spent the first half of my visit hanging out downtown... read more

My Travel and Blogaversary: Year Two

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... read more

The Great Escape: Months 17 and 18 Roundup

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... read more

Stand Up For Fun

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... read more

My First 5K: The Most Colorful Run on The Planet

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... read more

Manatee Madness in Florida

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... read more

The Travel Blogger Goes to Tampa

My return from Hawaii was a brutal awakening — in the six weeks that I had been island-hopping, it had gotten cold back on the mainland! While I was thrilled to be spending the holidays at home before my big departure back to Thailand, I was not so enthralled with the gray skies and temperatures too low to enjoy being outside. But you guys know me — I never stay put for long. First, I jetted... read more

Photo of the Week 79

I couldn’t put up a post today without acknowledging shortly the madness going on in our world right now. This month, which should be filled with happiness and holiday cheer, has been far too filled with tragedy. First, my hometown was rocked by a devastating and senseless accident that killed two high school seniors and left their two partners in critical condition. Then, the entire country was... read more

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