Listening to the Tides

We gathered on the tarmac in the September heat, envisioning what was to come after the next five hours. Cyprus was calling, and we were eager to go, although I never quite imagined myself in this position just a few weeks ago.

On Travel + Life: How Do You Know If You’ve Found Home?

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Four-lettered words are some of the most complicated: love, hate, pain, hope, home. If you ask a person to define them, there will never be one correct, all-encompassing answer. I love both my family and my dog, my best friends and sunrises, ice cream and freediving. Do I love them all the same way? Of […]

To Follow Your Heart, or Societal Norms?

It’s so easy to let fear dictate the choices we make in our lives: fear of failure, of loss, or fear of being different. This past week, I reached a pivotal point where I was stirring over a decision that would determine my attitude towards they way I want to live my life:  Do I […]

How I Afford to Live Abroad in Thailand

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Money’s always a bit of a sensitive topic. We’re nervous to bring it up and then when the discussion finally happens, it turns into a ballet dance on a withering sheet of ice so as to avoid insult or offence. I’ve had a few people ask me, not without uncomfortable pause before, about how exactly […]

The Reality of Moving Abroad for the First Time

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On the spur of a big night out, I decided to turn off my morning alarms. I missed my flight to Northern Thailand so that I could stay longer in Koh Tao. Little did I know that this would only be the beginning of my procrastination of returning back home to New Jersey.

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