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skydiving

Girl Tries Skydiving

“Okay! Just wrap your legs around the belly of the plane!” shouted my instructor. You know… the guy that was literally strapped to my body. It’s a few years since I tried skydiving, now, but I distinctly remember the pit in my gut when my legs dangled outside of the tiny plane. Legs should be INSIDE […]

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pack carry on

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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leave of absence

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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koh rong

How Koh Rong Went So Wrong, So Fast

It’s almost been a year. I think I’m mentally prepared to blog about this now. Koh Rong, Cambodia, was the destination I had dreamed about for months. I’d planned for David and I to spend Christmas 2014 there, chilling out on this idyllic island with minimal hours of electricity. We were going to unplug, unwind, […]

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