Greetings, once again, from Koh Tao. This week’s addition is coming at you a little late thanks to what appears to be my monthly technological meltdown. January’s edition came in the form of a fried laptop charger on an island several hundred miles from the nearest Apple store. Thank you, universe, for sparing me from having to leave the island to procure one — I eventually found a friend who had previously ordered a batch (I wouldn’t have been able to wait for delivery) and had one left to sell.
Anyway! That little hiccup aside, 2016 is off to a pretty great start. New Year’s Eve was the perfect combination of lively and laid back, and I rung in midnight on the beach surrounded by barefoot friends, hectic fireworks and paper lanterns floating gently into the sky.
I have some friends on the island celebrating their honeymoon, and I’ve been enjoying playing tour guide for them here and there in a time that would probably otherwise be swallowed up by work. January has arrived in full force and just a few days in I already had a month’s worth of exciting projects lined up. It’s been a blast starting to tackle them!
On that note, I have plenty of exciting posts coming up this week, including one announcing my upcoming travel plans for 2016. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here’s a little peek at the past seven days…
Crazy for coconuts… and patterns
I wish it said “kappun ka” instead, but I still love this photo from our hike with the honeymooners
Which photo is your favorite?
Looking for new travel blogs to obsess over? Curious about new content? Searching for the perfect gift for the wanderluster in your life? Each month, I’m sharing an inspiring selection of travel blogs, travel projects and travel shops right here! Not only are these fellow entrepreneurs following their passions and creating beautiful content, they’re also supporting Alex in Wanderland by advertising in my sidebar this month — please support them back by checking out their sites and cheering them along.
Introducing Alex in Wanderland’s featured bloggers for January!
A Global Stoll features a mix of travel tips and inspirational posts from a from a cute married couple, plus features on destinations across Europe and North America, with a special emphasis on the Aloha State.
Why I Love This Blog: Tasha and Jarden hail from Hawaii! Is that not reason enough to love them? Don’t head there without checking out their insider advice.
Avichai is taking on the world one well-planned itinerary at a time at X Days in Y. His posts are a wealth of information to fellow travelers and invlude maps, tips, and detailed itineraries — currently, he’s tackling the South Pacific.
Why I Love This Blog: “How many days in [insert destination here]” is a frequent search term of mine when I’m travel planning. I used Avichai’s guides to help plan much of my American Southwest trip this summer — they were spot on!
Chantae is a ocean-loving girl after my own heart. She’s traveled the world — from Europe to Asia to Australia to her native USA — in search of authentic experiences and aquatic exhilaration. And now she’s sharing it at Chantae Was Here.
Why I Love This Blog: Activities like diving, surfing, yoga and kitesurfing get top billing in Chatae’s navigation header. Bring on the adventure sport addicts!
There’s something decadently fun about peeking into Angie’s luxurious Silverspoon London life — and the many domestic and international trips she manages to fit in to every year.
Why I Love This Blog: Angie’s blog features in-depth restaurant reviews with detailed food photography, the perfect posts to pin if you’re heading to one of her destinations and trying to size up a splurge at one of the region’s top restaurants.
Katie is a fellow American obsessed with living abroad — she’s currently exploring Oz as part of the one year working holiday visa. Hummingbird Away is equal parts travelogue and travel resource, a balance I always look for in the blogs I bookmark and frequently go back to.
Why I Love This Blog: She’s covering corners of Australia that I never knew existed — and now can’t wait to get to.
Interested in becoming a featured blogger or shop? Read more here. Limited spots still remaining for April and beyond.