Playing Tour Guide on Koh Tao: Snorkeling, Songkran, and Sunsets

Snorkeling on Koh Tao
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 covering my time in Thailand from March through May of 2017. My apologies for any confusion with the timeline, and thanks for sticking with me. Ask anyone […]

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Diving Where Few Women Have Dived Before: Scuba Diving in the Dead Sea

Dead Sea Diving
“Diving where few men have dived before.” It was months before my trip to The Middle East, and I’d come across an article about scuba diving in the infamously lifeless Dead Sea. Where few men have dived before? What about the ladies!  In that moment, I became dead set on diving in the Dead Sea. I […]

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The Wanderland Dive Guide to the Florida Keys

Scuba Diving Guide to Miami and the Florida Keys
­This post is brought to you by PADI and The Florida Keys & Key West. As a scuba addict with a US passport, I recently noted an almost embarrassing omission from my dive log: the one, the only, Florida Keys. The 120-mile stretch of islands is home to the only living coral reef in the continental […]

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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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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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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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Is Diving in Jamaica Worth It?

Diving Jamaica
Jamaica has an incredible reputation for so many things that draw travelers from around the world — original reggae, stunning beaches, delicious rum and coffee, lush mountains, incredible jerk chicken, and beyond. One thing this isn’t isn’t known for? Scuba diving. what Jamaica is known for Over my years in the diving scene, I’d heard rumors […]

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Feeling like Ohana with Kaimana Divers in Oahu

Scuba diving on Oahu
Love to dive? Nab one of the last three spots on my Wander Women: Dive + Yoga Retreat in Koh Tao, Thailand! After kissing my land-lubber boyfriend goodbye in Maui and heading back to Oahu solo, the first thing I wanted to do? Get straight underwater. After an excellent experience with Kaimana Divers four years prior, […]

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