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Archives from the original EverTheNomad

The original EverTheNomad blog was born in 2008 and lived happily until early 2014. It had a rich and exciting life, which featured fun series like guest posts from expats writing about their adopted homes (from Santiago to Gabon), an interview series called Local Voices Croatia and Global Glimpses that showcased snapshots and mini-stories from my travels. It supported several Passports with Purpose fundraisers, brought me many friends I still keep in touch with and provided a platform for writing whatever and however I pleased. It lives on in these pages. Please poke around.

Posted by anja | 05 June 2009 | Croatia, Ex-blog, guest post
Guest post: A day in Zagreb

I was recently introduced to Blue Ink Stains, a great blog penned by Zagreb-based Neha Puntambekar. I immediately loved her writing style as well as the fact she's currently living in my hometown. So I invited Neha to share her impressions and photos of Zagreb in a guest post. Without further ado: The sun is...

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Posted by anja | 01 June 2009 | Ex-blog, Laos
Good laughs in Laos

When mulling over travel memories in order to dig out the one to feature as my Monday post, I thought of my 2005 visit to Laos. That spring, I just swam out of a difficult break-up and, in my typical fashion, ran off to Australia and Asia for five weeks of travel therapy. What's a...

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Posted by anja | 29 May 2009 | Ex-blog
Everthenomad on the e-move

In this post, thought I'd highlight some of my movements around the online spheres, as I have been wandering quite a bit. I just wrote an article about Lisbon for Viator, where you can also book tours if you're heading to Portugal's capital. I have more pieces for Viator in the works so stay tuned....

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Posted by anja | 25 May 2009 | Ex-blog, Morocco
Reminiscing on Morocco

I've got Morocco running around my mind today, thoughts harking back to my trip back in 2003. It could be the hot spring air coming from the streets of Brooklyn into my sun-drenched apartment. It could be a scent that took me back to those daily wanderings around the storied souks of Marrakesh and afternoons...

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Posted by anja | 22 May 2009 | Ex-blog, guest post, Lanzarote
Guest post: Off track Lanzarote

In this inaugural of guest posts on Everthenomad.com, Nick Ball of Lanzarote Guidebook shares his tips on how to get off track in Lanzarote. Enjoy the read and happy trails! Lanzarote has long been a hot favorite with tourists. This small Canary Island boasts over ninety great beaches, year-round sunshine and a unique volcanic terrain...

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Posted by anja | 18 May 2009 | Ex-blog, travel musings
A short trip goes a long way

I have a tendency to want to travel far. If I don't cross the border, it feels as if I haven't even left home. A strange condition. Perhaps it has a clinical name? But as I get older, I start to appreciate those short escapes that, although small and near, can mean a world of...

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Posted by anja | 11 May 2009 | Ex-blog, St Lucia
The sweet spots of St Lucia

In the winter of 2006, I visited the island of St Lucia in the West Indies. Today, as I watched the colorful sunset from my Brooklyn apartment, an evening on a terrace in St Lucia came to me. I vividly remembered the sea breeze, rainforest sounds, hummingbirds, the scent of tropical flowers... In honor of...

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Posted by anja | 04 May 2009 | Ex-blog, Mexico
New Banyan Tree in Mexico

A week ago, I returned (sans swine flu) from a five-day stay at the newly opened Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico, the first North American property of this Singapore-based hotel chain. During my career as a travel writer, I have had the privilege of staying at a variety of stunning five-star hotels and resorts around...

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Posted by anja | 27 April 2009 | Barbados, Ex-blog
The other Barbados

Barbados may be known as a celebrity hideout, with sky-high prices at five-star properties and private villas paired with a happening Zagat-rated restaurant scene. If you have cash to splash, there's plenty to keep you happy on this vibrant Caribbean island. But, fortunately, it's not only for the upscale traveler. Here are a few recommendations...

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Posted by anja | 20 April 2009 | Barbados, Ex-blog
Barbados: Art in a great house

Among a variety of things I loved about my five-day visit to Barbados, a highlight stands out: the stirring sculptures at the Gallery at Lancaster Great House. The fascinating pieces made of coral stone and plaster by the resident artist Jerome Radigois from Martinique dot the gorgeous garden of the pink-colored house. On view until...

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