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Koh Tao, Why Don’t You Love Me?

Portrait in front of rocks on the beach in Koh Tao

“Now, now, now, honey You better sit down and look around ‘Cause you must’ve bumped yo’ head And I love you enough to talk some sense back into you, baby I’d hate to see you come home–me, the kids, and the dog is gone. Check my credentials I give you everything you want, everything you …

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What I Learned from Being Rejected from 34 Jobs

What I learned from being rejected from 34 jobs

My story, in any way it’s told, has never been about magical transformations. I didn’t quit my job to get paid to travel the world, or quit my job and become a passive income guru overnight. I quit my job and struggled with my mental health, struggled with making decisions, trusting myself, feeling worthy as …

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7 Habits of Highly Unproductive Freelancers

As a freelancer, you’re probably continuously trying to maximize your time and be as productive as possible. Well this is your unlucky day because I’m going to distract you with this article about how you can do the exact opposite. Behold: 7 habits of highly unproductive freelancers: 1. Spend an hour in bed after you …

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My Experience of the Baltimore Riots

I realize I posted some fear-inducing statuses on Facebook related to the riots in Baltimore… I got a lot of responses from people asking me if I was okay and probably wanting to know more details about what I was experiencing. So I figured I would just go ahead and write it out. I’m not …

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The Best Advice I’ve Been Given, in 11 Parts

For the past couple months, I’ve been keeping track of the various pieces of advice and wisdomisms I come across. Some I recorded verbatim from the speaker’s mouth, others I paraphrase; some are from books or articles I’ve read, and just a few are from my own head. **I used the long, lost Cambodia and Laos …

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I F*cking Love Turkey.

Listen: Go to Turkey. Go now, even if it’s February and the beaches are too chilly to visit. Go now even if you’re traveling by yourself and you don’t know anyone there. Go even if you don’t know anything about the country beyond the fact that it’s at the meeting point of Asia and Europe …

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On Why You Should Travel. Or Not.

I’m not the type of person who *finally* quit her miserable 9-to-5 job in favor of life on the road. There are lots of those types of people who write travel blogs and, while I applaud the courage it must have taken them to make that leap, I’m pretty sick of reading about it. It’s …

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