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 | 14 March 2011 | Curacao, Ex-blog
Highlights of Curaçao

When I was getting ready for my recent trip to Curaçao, most of my friends and family asked: “Where’s that?” Or they said: “Oh, as in blue curaçao, the liqueur?” Since it is a largely unknown destination, thought I’d write a few highlights from my four-day visit to this island in the southern Caribbean Sea,...

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Lastovo lighthouse
Posted by anja | 18 February 2011 | Ex-blog
On home and exile

The idea of home and exile has been at the forefront of my thinking. I guess that happens to a footloose drifter who imposes a travel embargo on herself. After almost three earth-bound months, I am realizing that New York is my home just as much as Lisbon is home or Zagreb or Buenos Aires...

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Posted by anja | 25 January 2011 | Ex-blog
War and wanderlust

I have an affliction: a serious case of wanderlust. But there’s nothing wrong with wanting to travel, I can almost hear you say. And, true, there isn’t. But when travel turns into an addiction – and even trickier, a profession – it becomes a double-edged sword. There’s the lack of a "normal life”. No matter...

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Posted by anja | 06 January 2011 | Ex-blog
The sound of places

At a recent loft party in Brooklyn, someone asked me a question about my travel writer’s life: “Is there a place in the world that you definitely don’t ever want to go back to?” I loved this atypical inquiry. What I get most of the time is: “What’s your favorite place in the world?” I...

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Posted by anja | 30 December 2010 | Ex-blog
Travel highlights of 2010

As 2010 nears its end, I reflect upon the year just passed. Things I’ve learned, people I’ve met, fun I've had, roads taken and dreams realized. As an homage to 2010, I devote the last post of the year to some of its travel highlights. But be forewarned: the list is long and far from...

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Posted by anja | 18 December 2010 | Ex-blog, St Barths
Behind the St Barths glamour

A couple of weeks ago, I spent four days on one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive islands, St Barths. On a magazine assignment to cover a classic luxury hotel, one of the island’s most exclusive, I flew from New York down to this French West Indies outpost with a friend. It was my first visit...

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Posted by anja | 09 December 2010 | Ex-blog
Self-imposed travel embargo

I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve overdosed on travel. If somebody had told me that would happen a few years ago, I would have called them flat-out crazy. How could I, ever the nomad, get too much travel? But the last couple of years of constant packing and repacking, time spent on airplanes and...

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Posted by anja | 28 November 2010 | Africa, Angola, Ex-blog
The double edge of travel

A few days ago, my husband posted the following photograph that I took on our trip to Angola on his Facebook page. The title he gave it was: Hope. For me, the photograph brought back lovely memories of a beautiful day we spent exploring the countryside on our way back from a road trip to...

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Posted by anja | 15 November 2010 | Ex-blog
Passports with Purpose 2010

It's that time of year, to make a difference in somebody's life by participating in the annual Passports with Purpose fundraiser. Last year, we raised 30K to build a school in Cambodia. This year, Passports with Purpose has a goal of $50,000 to build a village in Southern India. The money will be donated to...

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Posted by anja | 05 November 2010 | Central America, Ex-blog, Nicaragua
Life on Lake Nicaragua

I write this from an islet in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, as the rain pours, an aftermath of a tropical storm that swept Central America the last few days. Known as Las Isletas, the 365 miniature islands next to Granada were formed 20,000 years ago by an eruption of Volcano Mombacho which still looms...

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