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Two whole months stateside! It sounds like a nice break, but in reality I was as on the go as ever trying to make the most of my time at “home” — and this is just a fraction of the full four and a half months I was in the US. A lot of what went… Read more

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Within a week of arriving back in New York, I was already leaving its borders once again. But this time, I wasn’t going far — just popping across state lines into New Jersey for a weekend at Beneath the Sea, the biggest consumer dive show in the US. I’ve attended the show twice before, as a… Read more

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Since I left home last June on my Great Escape, I’ve been doing (very delayed!) monthly roundups. Right now I’m picking up the slack! As this blog 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… Read more

If you missed yesterday’s post, start there to find my recap of the Beneath the Sea dive show and a full explanation of why I traversed the globe to attend it! As I’ve mentioned previously, one of my major accomplishments this year was winning a grant from the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame. The story goes… Read more

Those that have been following my journey since the beginning know that I had no intentions of heading home to the Unites States just ten months after leaving, but yet I’ve never really gone into my reason for spending the month of March at home. Well, it was a combination of factors, but there was one… Read more

Sometimes, you want to explore a new culture through museums, beautiful architecture, and historic sights. Sometimes, you want to experience nature through hiking, kayaking, and other adventurous pursuits. Sometimes, you want to wear a mini dress, throw money around, and drink copious amounts of alcohol. For those times, the likes of Las Vegas and Atlantic City… Read more

This week I’m back in New York City visiting with friends, applying for another Thai visa, running errands, and awaiting my flight back to Bangkok on Wednesday. My biggest reason for being here, though, was to attend Beneath The Sea, the US’s biggest consumer dive show and also the venue for accepting my grant from the… Read more