Tag Archives: wanderlust

Wait. Balance. Surf.

Alright, so it’s been a few weeks… er… months, since I last posted. But what do you expect? I’ve been a busy woman. I traveled to Laos, the Philippines, back to Japan, and then I returned home to the United … Continue reading

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Songkran Festival: Wanna Have A Water Fight?

After meeting up with Patty (a college nickname for my friend–it kills me to call him “Pat” or “Patrick”) and my ill-timed sickness, we were running out of time to see everything that we had planned on seeing. The original plan … Continue reading

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Still In Chiang Mai (But I’m Alive!)

I finally gave in. I happily said goodbye to my $4 per night hostel in exchange for a hotel with a private room. I was tired of waking up in the middle of the night covered in sweat, then groggily stumbling … Continue reading

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India In A Month

I told myself that since I had a serious case of travel fatigue, I would slow things down in India and maybe just visit 3 or 4 cities instead of the 8 cities that I had planned. Unfortunately, I’m not … Continue reading

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Advice That I Wish I Knew Before Traveling To India

Before coming to India, I did a lot of research about travel tips, scams, advice for women, advice for solo travelers, and anything else that I could get my hands on. From what I read, India is unlike any of … Continue reading

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Travel Fatigue Is Too Real

I was ready for the next leg of my trip. I absolutely loved New Zealand but it was seriously killing my budget. I didn’t know that it was possible to burn through cash so quickly if I wasn’t sitting at … Continue reading

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The Great Hitchhiking Adventure

I was alone yet again. There were still no available beds in Queenstown (check out this blog post about my first couchsurfing experience) and I was without a car. My accommodation options were limited to sleeping under a bridge or … Continue reading

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3 Adults, 2 Sleeping Bags, 1 Tent

Because it’s the Chinese New Year and Queenstown is notoriously difficult to book accommodation in, Danny and I had to stay in a few places that weren’t on the original plan. Haast is one of those towns that I wish … Continue reading

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Running Out Of Time

Time is a powerful thing. It doesn’t care about you or your schedule. It is constant and unforgiving. Each wrinkle, grey hair, and creaky knee, are all relentless reminders that while time is eternally infinite, your entire existence is simply a … Continue reading

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go (And The People You’ll Meet)

No more bundling up to go outside, no more sleeping under six blankets at night, no more shirts under sweaters under shirts under jackets. I have officially shed my winter layers and exchanged them for flip flops, tank tops, and … Continue reading

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