Greetings from Koh Tao! It’s been a crazy busy week and in many ways I feel like I’ve barely looked up from my laptop, though these photos prove otherwise. I suppose I did sneak off for a 6am dive call time one morning, and sign off early for a 6pm sunset paddle one evening. Although the diving conditions were less than ideal, it felt so good to get back in the water! Not a bad deal for an otherwise incredibly hectic work week.
This week on the blog is going to be all about Bonaire — I can’t wait to start sharing my summer trip to the Caribbean with you! And here behind the scenes, I’ll be getting ready to leave the island again for another short getaway in just about a week’s time. It’s amazing how quickly I can go from having two months like these to suddenly feeling completely overwhelmed at the idea of a six day trip off Koh Tao. Looking forward to checking in with you then — and crossing my fingers for a productive week inbetween. Happy Monday, guys!
Above the surface
Self portrait in bubbles
Which photo is your favorite?
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Introducing Alex in Wanderland’s featured bloggers for December!
Katie is a fellow American obsessed with living abroad — she’s currently exploring Australia 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: Hummingbird Away features big, beautiful photos of The Land Down Under — tempting enough to have me considering flight searches to the land of Oz!
Cheskie — short for Francesa, if she doesn’t mind me telling you so! — asks a pretty good questions in her tagline. Why should we only get one year? She decided to turn her gap year into a Gap Life, and has been living and working in Australia ever since.
Why I Love This Blog: Cheskie’s currently chronicling her Divemaster training experience in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia — the same island where I did my own DMT! Her posts make me homesick for one of the most beautiful islands I’ve ever seen, and might leave you considering a trip to do the same.
Y’all may remember Michelle and Angel of Anywhere At Home from my inaugural round of featured bloggers back in August. The long-term trips they’d just taken off on at the time is now well underway, and their journey has brought them through the US, Mexico, and Guatemala — with no plans of wrapping up anytime soon!
Why I Love This Blog: Angel and Michelle continue to focus on outdoor adventure, publishing everything from creative adventure gift guide roundups to tales of hiking major volcanoes in the rain. They make me want to get moving!
How much do I love my girl Diana of D Travels Round? Let me count the ways. D and I met years ago in Thailand and have bonded over blogging, living in The Kingdom and loving on adorable animals ever since (she’s a longtime advocate for Thailand’s elephants). She writes about being an expat and living abroad in a raw, unfiltered way that you find in many travel blogs.
Why I Love This Blog: Diana is the go-to blogger when it comes to responsible travel, so I love that she’s launching tours to our beloved Thailand. I know that those lucky enough to join her will have the trip of a lifetime — and one they can feel good about long after the last post card arrives home.
A born and bred New Englander, Mary travels the world taking gorgeous photos and collecting travel tales to share on her blog, Nomadic Elephant. Currently based in Maine, her weekend getaways come with a side serving of quaint.
Why I Love This Blog: Mary’s recent blog updates continue to shine — her posts have a gorgeous new layout that had me scrolling to see who her web designer was.
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