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Confronting My Anxiety

Journals stacked on top of each other

I realized I had a diagnosable anxiety problem after diving with manta rays in Bali. No, it’s not what you think. We had just surfaced from our second dive and I was still beaming from my first ever encounter with the *~aLiEnS oF ThE sEa~*. As we were heading back to shore, suddenly the boat …

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How to Choose the Best Travel Insurance for COVID

Koh Tao sunset from north

As border restrictions ease and countries reopen to tourists, you might be considering taking a much-needed vacation overseas (I know I am!). It’s important to have all your bases covered as you travel, including travel insurance for COVID AND any other unexpected mishaps or health emergencies while abroad. I not only have a background in …

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30 Lessons Before 30

Girl by rocks in black and white

1 You aren’t a finished product. There is always more room to grow and learn. Don’t stop trying to be better. 2 The value of goals isn’t necessarily in achieving them but in striving to do so. 3 The concept of love portrayed in all forms of media and entertainment is utterly ridiculous. We really …

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6 Top Travel Bloggers On The Future Of Travel

RVs as the future of travel

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted travel dramatically. Most countries around the world slammed their borders shut to tourists starting in March and are only now slowly and cautiously reopening to international tourists. So many of us – especially those who work within or alongside the tourism industry – are itching to get back on the …

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Is Phu Quoc a Good Place to Live As a Digital Nomad?

Foot selfie at the beach in Phu Quoc

Ah, Vietnam. This popular backpacker destination has become a popular digital nomad destination in recent years. Spots like Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi already have digital nomad communities and infrastructure. But we love #islandlife and became curious about Phu Quoc as a digital nomad destination. So we stayed on the island for about two …

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A Country-by-Country Reopening Guide for Americans

Neuschwanstein Castle in Fussen, Germany

Updated October 15, 2020 There is no doubt this pandemic has upended our lives completely, and travel is definitely no exception. From wanderlusting after summer holidays to daydreaming about taking our now-remote jobs on the road permanently as digital nomads, many are wondering when we can travel internationally again, myself included! I understand the need …

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Talkspace vs BetterHelp: I Use Both & Compare Them

Girl texting outside

I’ve used Talkspace in the past to help manage my mental health and cope with difficult times (check out my full in-depth Talkspace review here), but this year during quarantine, I decided to try online therapy from their competitor, Betterhelp. As a digital nomad, I definitely can’t commit to in-person therapy even when there isn’t …

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I tried virtual coworking and this was what it was like

Girl and laptop in outdoor cafe

As more and more people convert to the work-from-home lifestyle and potentially plan their transition into digital nomadism, we are all looking for ways to connect with likeminded people. (And this during a time when it’s pretty hard to connect with anyone at all!) This past week, I took part in a virtual coworking retreat …

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