Home sweet home. It’s been over a week since I arrived back in Koh Tao, moved into my apartment (if you follow me on Snapchat you’ve already had the full tour!), bought myself a motorbike and started settling into my routine for the next six months. Life is good. Honestly, I can’t imagine being in any other state other than still — work and business are still a hot mess as I play catch up from my ridiculously indulgent summer, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for the first time in a long time. And for that, I know that this is the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve got more thoughts to share on this lifestyle shift later this week, but suffice it to say I can’t wait to see where this journey in going nowhere (well, almost nowhere) brings me.
Also coming up this week is another Wanderland Guide to Travel Planning post, a monthly roundup post, and a peek at my Father’s Day trip to California. And since photos of me sitting on my laptop are boring, here are a few snaps from the moments I snuck away in the past seven days. Happy Monday, friends.
Photo Ajuice-bar-owning friend Janine joining me for a swim
Which photos is your favorite?
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Introducing Alex in Wanderland’s featured bloggers for November!
Silvia is a duel citizen of the United States and Norway – and her international adventures don’t end there. She’s lived in seven countries and visited over seventy, and chronicles it all on her unabashedly girly travel blog, Heart My Backpack.
Why I Love This Blog: Heart My Backpack just got a fresh new fall makeover — and it’s looking glittery gorgeous! Whether you’re a first time reader or a long time fan, click over to see all the fun new features.
Cheskie — short for Francesa, if she doesn’t mind me telling you so! — asks a pretty good questions in her tagline. Why should we only get one year? She decided to turn her gap year into a Gap Life, and has been living and working in Australia ever since.
Why I Love This Blog: There aren’t many bloggers nor travelers with whom I can bond over a shared love of long haul flights. This girl’s got it!
Why I Love This Blog: A travel blog that works in recipes is lovely. A travel blog that works in a recipe for banana nutella cake? I will start an award show and make an a new award category specifically for this blog.
Y’all know Amanda over at A Dangerous Business, right? Girlfriend claims to be just a small town Ohio girl trying to see the world, but I think she might secretly be some kind of blogging sorcerer, because she always writes the posts I want to read before I even knew I wanted to read them! I dare you to check out her site and not open, like, seven tabs.
Why I Love This Blog: Amanda and I have fairly different travel interests, yet hers is one of my go-to sites when I’m planning a trip and want to see if my fave bloggers have already been to my destination. She’s one of the players I respect most in this blogging game.
A born and bred New Englander, Mary travels the world taking gorgeous photos and collecting travel tales to share on her blog, Nomadic Elephant. Currently based in Maine, her weekend getaways come with a side serving of quaint.
Why I Love This Blog: We’ve got no shortage of blog facelifts in this featured blogger section this month! I’m loving Mary’s updated logo that reflects her blog’s namesake — pop over and let her know what you think too!
Interested in becoming a featured blogger or shop? Read more here. Limited spots still remaining for March and beyond.