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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...
Jan 4, 2013
Yesterday, I gabbed on about three of the holidays that kept me entertained and happy at home between my Hawaii trip and my departure for Southeast Asia (of course, I did jet off to Vegas and Florida in between… did I mention I don’t like to sit still?) But I didn’t get to the biggest one of all: Christmas.
Last year, my family flew over to spend Christmas in Thailand with me, my first...
Jan 3, 2013
For me, and for many other perpetual nomads, it’s a loaded question: Is it worth it to spend the holidays at home? Is it worth it to delay a trip, to cut one short, or to interrupt one in the middle in order to take part in traditional festivities with loved ones?
For me, this year, the answer was yes. Though I was tempted to take off for Southeast Asia directly following my Hawaii trip, I stuck...
Dec 26, 2012
Merry Christmas, readers! I’ve had a lovely holiday here in Albany spending time with family and friends. Now that the wrapping paper is on the floor neatly folded for reuse next year and the last of the peppermint ice cream has been demolished polished, it’s time to share a few Photos of the Week.
I’ll have an extended post coming up about my holiday traditions and spending Christmas...
Dec 9, 2012
Somehow time has started to move at a much faster pace — and I don’t think its going to slow down anytime soon. I started this week in Albany, headed south to New York City, and tomorrow I leave for Florida.
With my big trip fast approaching, I’m busy doing all that annoying-but-necessary pre-travel business — doctor’s appointments, gear replacement and repair, visa...
Dec 2, 2012
As I write this post I’m sitting by the fire with a Christmas tree to my left, a log fire to my right, and snow falling out the window in front of me. A very last-minute but also very fun graphic design job just fell in my lap, so I’m spending the weekend right here at my office (also known as the living room), with my trusty assistant (also known as my pup Tucker). Life could not be...