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Come Hell, Come High Water: My Southern Thailand Flooding Story thumbnail

The single raindrop never feels responsible for the flood. — Douglas Adams While I was working on the next post in my backlogged roundup queue, it occurred to me that there was one event I kept circling back to again and and again, something that had stopped me in my tracks but that I’d never written about…

Inside My Bag: What to Pack For a Liveaboard thumbnail

If you’ve been reading Alex in Wanderland for a while, you know one thing for certain — packing light is not one of my strengths. But never has it been more important than when boarding a liveaboard dive boat! Tight quarters in the cabins, a specialized sport involved, no access to stores to replace anything you…

Blast From The Bangkok Past: Sister Weekend thumbnail

Confused on where we are? I’m catching up on the black hole of content from May of 2016 to April of 2017, when I jumped forward to blog the summer of 2017 as it was happening. This is my first post from January 2017. I can’t wait to turn my detailed notes and journals into more…

A Red Hot Red Sea Adventure: Four Days on an Egyptian Liveaboard thumbnail

Thank you all so much for your patience as I’ve taken a hiatus from blogging to focus on supporting my family through my mother’s terminal cancer diagnosis. Time feels more precious than ever but I have been missing writing and the connection it makes me feel to my mom, also a writer by trade — and…

Palm Trees Over Pine Trees thumbnail

Confused on where we are? I’m catching up on the black hole of content from May of 2016 to April of 2017, when I jumped forward to blog the summer of 2017 as it was happening. This is my last post from 2016 — blogging at lighting speed here, right? I can’t wait to turn my…

The Sinai Adventures Begin in Sharm El Sheikh thumbnail

For many, the greatest draw to Egypt is the pyramids and the many other temples and ruins that stand as testament to one of the most fascinating civilizations of all time. For some, another world beckons — the one found under the surface of the Red Sea. For scuba divers, the Red Sea is one of…

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