What’s My Name Again?

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In the three months that I have been home now (three months!) isn’t necessarily where my favorite country is or what my favorite food was; instead, I find the most difficult question to be one of the simplest questions:

“Do you go by Alexandra…or Alex or something else?”

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10 Types of Travelers You’ll Meet on the Road

Travelers are an incredibly diverse species. After spending some time with them and observing them in their natural habitat, you will come to see that there are particular types of travelers you are guaranteed to come across.

Here is our travel-watcher’s guide for spotting and identifying the ten types of travelers you will meet when you’re on the road and exploring the world.

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What Happens to a Traveler’s Identity When She Stops Traveling

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I am sitting in the airport in Bangkok. It’s the same departure area where I have sat a million and one times, readying myself for whatever big adventure lay ahead: going to explore the Himalayas in Nepal, heading down to explore the underwater worlds of Indonesia, following my heart to Australia, moving back home to New York.

Moving. Back. Home.

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My Decision to Go Home

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I knew I wasn’t staying overseas for the right reasons, but that doesn’t mean it was an easy decision to make.

When I first left Australia, I spent an entire weekend doing math (yes, I am that bad at math) figuring out my budget so that I could route out a couple of ways to keep me overseas. I left Australia with under 7 grand to my name, and it was March 2014. My goal was to travel my way to my older brother’s final World Cup tournament in September 2015 in London. That was my goal: Get myself to London.

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The 8 Types of Guys You’ll Meet on the Road

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What was that line that Nicholas Sparks wrote in “The Notebook” that everyone — at one time or another — included in their AOL profiles, on their away messages, posted as a Facebook status or had on some magnet that was secured to a college dorm room refrigerator?

“Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But when all is said and done, they have one thing in common: They are shooting stars — a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity. And in a flash, they’re gone.”

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