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The Great Escape: Months 55 and 56 Roundup thumbnail

Oh, my monthly roundups. They are so ridiculously out of sync with real time now that I recently considered axing the series, but I decided to play catch up instead — so brace yourself for a couple of these coming up! Apologies for the delay, but I suppose better is late than never. Home sweet Thailand…

The Great Escape: Months 53 and 54 Roundup thumbnail

Oh, my monthly roundups. They are so ridiculously out of sync with real time now that I recently considered axing the series, but I decided to play catch up instead -- so brace yourself for a couple of these coming up! Apologies for the delay, but I suppose better is late than never. Ah, Southeast Asia…

Blogaversary Five: Goal Setting and Keeping thumbnail

For the last few years, I've paused at my travel and blogaversary to both take stock of the goals I set the year before, and make a new round for the year ahead. Since self employment means I don't quite have a boss to take care of this for me, consider it my annual progress review…

Blogaversary Five: How I Make and Spend Money Blogging thumbnail

"And Alex here is a professional travel blogger!" I cringe hearing the words come out of my travel companion's mouth, and immediately starting looking for an escape route from the moving vehicle I'm currently riding in. The questions start firing from all directions. So you're able to support yourself with that? Who pays for that? Yes…

Blogaversary Five: Facts and Figures thumbnail

Last week, I celebrated five years of travel with a big ‘ol look over my shoulder at the last twelve months of border hopping. Today, I’m switching gears and celebrating the other big anniversary that rolled around this month – half a decade of blogging under my belt. I guess time really does fly when you’re…

My Travelversary: Year Five thumbnail

"Aim high, time flies." I stared down at the message I'd just cracked out of a fortune cookie and wondered at the odds that this particular prophecy had found me. I was in a strip mall takeout joint in my hometown of Albany, New York, where I was quietly celebrating the fact that five years to…

The Great Escape: Month 52 Roundup thumbnail

Oh, my monthly roundups. They are so ridiculously out of sync with real time now that I've considered axing the entire series, as I did recently with Photo of the Week. Yet I know this series has some loyal fans -- and I'm one of them! Apologies for the delay, but I suppose better is late…

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