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How I Lost 13 lbs, Reconnected With My Husband & Dared to Dream

I’d always planned to take a few months off between graduating from university and starting my career. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad that I had full-time employment to jump into and with a great company to boot, but that niggling wanderlust wasn’t going away. In October 2013, I bit the bullet and asked my […]

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Packing Carry On Only for 3 Months of Travel

I’ve done the whole 60L backpack thing before. It wasn’t fun. I don’t doubt that there are many fabulous people who actually pack appropriately and use everything that they bring… I’m just not one of them. And I know many challenged packers like myself. I was always incredibly jealous of those who managed long-term travel […]

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2015 Year in Review

For a lot of reasons, 2015 was a tough year for me. Really tough. For ages I was calling it my “annus horribilis” (horrible year) as a nod to the Queen’s Christmas speech of 1992. Then again, as I’ve sat down to write this (in pieces throughout the year so my baby brain didn’t forget), […]

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A Year On: My Leave of Absence, Was It Worth It?

Tomorrow marks one year since David and I packed our bags (carry-on only!) for three months of adventure in Southeast Asia. It marks the start of a leave of absence to travel, something that many of my friends and family said would be impossible to do. People take leaves of absence to study, or time […]

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