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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 | 22 November 2008 | Ex-blog, travel musings
Passports with Purpose

Sometimes a tiny effort means the world and an amount of money small to us makes a huge difference to someone else. I find it moving when people with practically nothing, in a material sense, are happy to share the little that they have. This has occurred many times on my world travels and it's...

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Posted by anja | 17 November 2008 | Ex-blog, Jamaica
My Jamaica favorites

While researching and writing an article about Jamaica for a travel mag, I've been flooded with memories of my last year's visit to the island. I just looked through my Jamaica photo folder and found this photograph, which makes me laugh to no end. Only in Jamaica – yeah mon! Some of the things I...

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Posted by anja | 10 November 2008 | Ex-blog, travel musings
Dream destinations: Part II

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my five dream destinations. While having dinner with a friend recently at a cozy Senegalese bistro in Brooklyn, I realized the list doesn't end at these five. So here's part two of my dream trips! If any of you have been to these destinations, I'd appreciate any...

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Posted by anja | 05 November 2008 | Ex-blog, New York City
Welcome to America!

On this joyous day in New York, United States of America, I woke up to a distinct memory of the day I became naturalized. Two weeks after Bush wiggled his way into the second term, I became an American citizen. It was a blood-curdling cold November day, 2004. I walk out of the subway and...

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Posted by anja | 03 November 2008 | Ex-blog, New York City
Multiculti Brooklyn art salon

This Saturday evening, I attended a multiculti art salon featuring the work of Gary Campbell, a dear friend and mutlitalented artist. Hosted at our friends' beautiful Forte Greene apartment, the event attracted an eclectic mix of characters. It was a true New York gathering, people from different parts of the world and walks of life...

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Posted by anja | 27 October 2008 | Ex-blog, travel musings
Five dream destinations

I was at a farewell party yesterday for a friend moving back to Switzerland, in a stunning Soho apartment where one wall was adorned with Burmese drawings kept behind glass. This sparked a conversation about places I've been to and places I dream of visiting. No surprise, I woke up with wanderlust this morning and...

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Posted by anja | 17 October 2008 | Ex-blog, New York City
Montauk & Long Island farms

While I've been raving about New York City in my recent posts, I find it refreshing to actually escape the beast. There was a recent outing to Fire Island and then this past Sunday, I went out to Montauk for a mini-getaway with old and new friends. It was my first time in this seaside...

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Posted by anja | 11 October 2008 | Ex-blog, Portugal
Lonely Planet Portugal video

Back in the spring, I went from Lisbon down to the Algarve in the south of Portugal to shoot a Lonely Planet video on the town of Portimão. I was a nervous wreck working with an actual crew for the first time ever, in a town I had never been to and knew nothing about....

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Posted by anja | 10 October 2008 | Ex-blog, New York City, usa
Perfect Brooklyn Sunday

Last Sunday was one of those Brooklyn days I absolutely adore. On my way to do the laundry, I accidentally stumbled upon Atlantic Antic, a Brooklyn institution that's been happening for the past 34 years. Spanning ten blocks of Atlantic Ave, this annual street festival features a fantastic variety of stalls selling local arts &...

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Posted by anja | 03 October 2008 | Ex-blog, New York City
Fire Island: My favorite escape

A couple of days ago I took a day trip to Fire Island, a thin barrier just south of Long Island. It's an easy excursion from New York by train and ferry - in just over two hours from Brooklyn's Atlantic terminal or Manhattan's Penn Station, you can be running along the sand dunes. Spending...

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