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Earning Abroad: Crewing a Liveaboard in The Caribbean thumbnail

Welcome to my new series: Earning Abroad! I am often asked for blogging advice from readers eager to make a living overseas. Yet the percentage of truly successful bloggers is so low, promoting it as a viable income source to the masses feels a bit like peddling a course at the Barbizon School of Modeling. Plus —… Read more

My First Eleven Foreign Countries thumbnail

Bloggers love lists. They are easy and fun to write, they do well in search engines, and they get good responses.  Recently, flipping through my passport in anticipation of my upcoming trip to Spain, I realized I had surpassed my 10th foreign country without even acknowledging the milestone! I was already at eleven. Maybe not such… Read more

Bahamas Roundup thumbnail

What I Did: A seven night liveaboard trip to the Exuma Cays and Eluethera as well as three nights in Nassau (New Providence Island) Overall: The Bahamas might not be the most exotic or exciting destination I’ve traveled to, but the friendly people, the beautiful islands and the amazing accessibility make for one great vacation. The… Read more

Goodbye Bahamas: Back to The Atlantis Resort thumbnail

It was my last day and night in the Bahamas and Mark and I still had our casino winnings burning a hole in our backpacks. We talked about putting it towards a plane ticket for him to visit me, or splitting it and putting it in our saving ($360 goes a long way in South East… Read more

A Walking Tour of Nassau, Bahamas thumbnail

Nassau is compact and easy to see in a day, which is quite convenient considering many visitors (coming off cruise ships) only have that long to see it.  This would also be a great walking tour for those staying at Atlantis or other hotels on Paradise Island, as that is the starting location. For my last… Read more

Bahamas Day 6: Blue Holes and Rope Swings thumbnail

Waking up this morning I cannot believe we arrive in port today. At times it seemed we would be on this boat forever but today it seems to be going by too fast. We’re closer to Nassau now and the water is much, much colder but I can’t resist one last dive. The site is one… Read more

Bahamas Day 5: Live Every Week Like its Shark Week thumbnail

“Live every week like it’s Shark Week” – Tracy Morgan Confession: When I was maybe 12 my family went to Martha’s Vineyard for a vacation. We rented a house on a big beautiful freshwater pond and planned to take full advantage of the included kayaks and windsurf boards. One morning my mom and I were the… Read more