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Martha’s Vineyard

We just can’t stay away. Nor, it seems, can we turn off our overwhelming desire to introduce everyone we know and love to our little island home. What can I say? My family just has this infectious obsession with Martha’s Vineyard, and we can’t help but feel that everyone’s life would be better with a little…

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The following post is written by me and brought to you in collaboration with DogVacay — and there’s a special treat for my canine-loving readers at the end of it! Thanks for helping support Alex in Wanderland. One of my favorite things about being home for the holidays? Getting to spend time with Tucker, my family’s…

Bartending in Lagos

Welcome back to Earning Abroad! In this series I’ll introduce you to some inspiring and ambitious friends I’ve met on the road — friends who have found viable work away from their home countries. I’ve been on and off Koh Tao for years now. A lot changes, but one thing remains the same — my first…

Earning Abroad: Doing Rehabilitation in Global Health thumbnail

Welcome back to Earning Abroad! In this series I’ll introduce you to some inspiring and ambitious friends I’ve met on the road — friends who have found viable work away from their home countries. Today’s Earning Abroad subject, Wes, just happens to be one of my favorite humans on the planet. Wes and I are fellow…

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When I was a kid, my parents gave my sister and I an allowance each week, earned by doing our homework and basic chores. Our funds were kept in matching gray fireproof suitcases in the hall closet, and were divided evenly into three crumpled envelopes. One was for spending, one was for saving (the money in…

The Great Escape: Months 36 and 37 Roundup thumbnail

This roundup rounds out my summertime stateside… or what I caught of it, anyway! I’ve typed it before and here I am typing it again — it’s a good thing the East Coast isn’t as beautiful as it is in the summer all year round, or I might never leave. As usual, much of what I’m…

Earning Abroad: Teaching English in Thailand thumbnail

Welcome back to Earning Abroad! In this series I’ll introduce you to some inspiring and ambitious friends I’ve met on the road — friends who have found viable work away from their home countries.  I’ve mentioned that throughout my Latin America travels, I only made a significant connection with a handful of fellow wanderers. Leah Davis…

Bocas del Toro

Diving in Iceland, surfing in Oahu, paddleboarding in the Amazon jungle — I like to think I’ve got exotic aquatic adventuring pretty well covered. So you can imagine my intrigue when I heard about a new water sport called deep boarding, or coral surfing, available only one place in the world — Bocas del Toro, Panama…

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