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...
Jan 28, 2013
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...
Dec 17, 2012
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...