Author Archives: Amy

Pre-Trip Anxiety

Tomorrow, Sam (of the High Sierra Trail trip) and I fly out to Montana to do a six day backpacking trip with my friend from law school, Mary. Things I am worried about right now: One or more of our … Continue reading

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Affording Travel: 12 Day Caribbean Vacation for $1,342

Something that I’ve heard a lot over the years is “How do you afford to travel [as a student or a nonprofit employee]?” I mean, first off, I prioritize travel and experiences. I don’t buy a lot of stuff (aside … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Prepare for & Get to Isla Grande in the Rosario Islands

AKA everything I wish I knew before I went to Isla Grande for two nights. Why you want to go: How to get there: 1. Make a reservation. There are not a lot of options, you are probably staying at one … Continue reading

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If I Throw a Coconut at Someone, it Counts as Assault. Even if I Miss.

I was trying so hard to not be grumpy. I mean, I was on a Carribean island for Christ’s sake.  The night before, the three other women in my four bed hostel room came in speaking very loudly at 1am. … Continue reading

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Fae Hostel in Minca

In the fantasy novels I read, there are parties in worlds run by the fae that people enter and never leave. They come for a time, by accident or on purpose, and then they get stuck and never leave. The … Continue reading

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La Ciudad Perdida Trek

I consider myself a pretty experienced hiker. I’ve been hiking regularly since I was just a child, and it was love of hiking that motivated me to get in shape in the first place. I’ve done the Annapurna Circuit and … Continue reading

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Type A Zen

I flew into Cartagena late in the afternoon the day before yesterday and spent most of the rest of the day just wandering around the old city until I reached the point of hunger where I stopped at a random … Continue reading

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