Learning to Code in Canggu: An Review of Institute of Code

Institute of Code
Confused on where we are? I’m taking this moment while my travels are grounded to care for my mom to catch up on my black hole of un-blogged content. Here, I’m digging back into my trip to Bali in March 2017 with a review of Institute of Code — which I know from your messages on social […]

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The Wanderland Guide to a Guilt-Free Black Friday

Note: This post contains affiliate links, which earn me a small commission on products and services I love, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting Alex in Wanderland! Okay, I admit it — I’ve never been a big Black Friday shopper. Malls drain me, crowds of shoppers overwhelm me, and I feel like […]

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My Bedouin Adventure: A Camel Diving Safari in Egypt

Ras Abu Galum
I’m a proud PADI AmbassaDiver + this post is brought to you by PADI. After three exotic weeks exploring Egypt (and alliterating, apparently), it was time for one final adventure: a camel diving safari to the remote Bedouin settlement of Ras Abu Galum. I know what you’re thinking. How the heck do you get a dive mask on […]

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See the Red Sea: A Review of the King Snefro Liveaboard and PADI Travel

PADI Travel Liveaboard Review
It’s no secret I had a magical time underwater in Sharm El Sheikh. But what about onboard the boat? Liveaboard reviews can be tough to find, and I feel like it’s the kind of thing you really want an honest personal assessment of — considering there’s no escape once you’re onboard! So I’m writing the review […]

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The Great Escape: Months 66 + 67 + 68 Roundup

Alex in Wanderland
Time to dive back into roundups! Since I’m working my way through my black hole of content from September of 2016 to April of 2017, that means we’ve got roundups to catch up on as well. This post covers the end of 2016 into 2017. Apologies for the delay, but I suppose better is late than never… right? […]

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Inside My Bag: What to Pack For a Liveaboard

What to Pack for a Liveaboard
If you’ve been reading Alex in Wanderland for a while, you know one thing for certain — packing light is not one of my strengths. But never has it been more important than when boarding a liveaboard dive boat! Tight quarters in the cabins, a specialized sport involved, no access to stores to replace anything you […]

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Blast From The Bangkok Past: Sister Weekend

Bangkok
Confused on where we are? I’m catching up on the black hole of content from May of 2016 to April of 2017, when I jumped forward to blog the summer of 2017 as it was happening. This is my first post from January 2017. I can’t wait to turn my detailed notes and journals into more […]

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A Red Hot Red Sea Adventure: Four Days on an Egyptian Liveaboard

Liveaboard
Thank you all so much for your patience as I’ve taken a hiatus from blogging to focus on supporting my family through my mother’s terminal cancer diagnosis. Time feels more precious than ever but I have been missing writing and the connection it makes me feel to my mom, also a writer by trade — and, […]

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Palm Trees Over Pine Trees

Koh Tao
Confused on where we are? I’m catching up on the black hole of content from May of 2016 to April of 2017, when I jumped forward to blog the summer of 2017 as it was happening. This is my last post from 2016 — blogging at lighting speed here, right? I can’t wait to turn my […]

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