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So I Moved… To Mexico!

oaxaca market

Tacos on every corner. Music in the streets. Colors everywhere: the houses, the mountains, the markets. Yes, I’ve moved. To a new place, a new place I’m quickly falling in love with: Oaxaca, Mexico. Why I’m Back on the Road Two deeply-connected reasons: I missed traveling, and I wanted to work for myself again. Remember […]

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How to Do Your Own Annual Review (Plus Mine for 2016!)

jungle in colombia

Happy 2017! Early January is one of my favorite times of the year; so full of possibilities for growth and change. For example? I just moved to Oaxaca, Mexico. (More on that in an upcoming post.) But you don’t need to be addicted to personal development books (like, um, me) to know nothing’s gonna happen […]

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30/1

iceland flower

Tomorrow is my 30th birthday. The day after tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the worst day of my life. And the thing is: I can’t untangle the days.

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The Shocking Life Change I Just Made

St. Pete, Florida

A few weeks ago, I explained my absence to you — I told you about the bad dream that has consumed my every day for the past 84 days. Despite the grief, though, life has continued. It has a way of doing that. And not all of it has been bad; in fact, some of it […]

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365 Tiny Love Challenges: Book Giveaway!

<< First off, I want to say a huge thank you to all of the people who reached out after I shared my story. Your comments, emails, and tweets mean more than you’ll ever know. >> Secondly, you guys know I’m all about spreading the love. It’s why I think travel is so powerful: it’s […]

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The Bad Dream That Hasn’t Ended

This blog has been silent for a long time. The longest time since its inception, actually. Why? Because I recently experienced a horrific loss. A loss so vast, and so debilitating, that I have barely been able to get out of bed each day — let alone work or write. But lately, the story has […]

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How Much I Spent During 3 Weeks in New Zealand

travel budget New Zealand

I’m not gonna lie: I was nervous to travel to New Zealand. Not because of any inherent threats — it is one of the safest countries for women to travel in, and has no dangerous wildlife — but because of the cost. I’m able to travel so much because I visit cheap destinations: countries where beers are a dollar […]

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Why I Changed My Domain Name

You may start to notice some things changing around here. First and foremost, please note that my new domain name is SusanShain.com. (TravelJunkette.com will still redirect to this domain, but is no longer in active use.) So… why the change? Because I no longer feel like I am *just* Travel Junkette. Over the past few years, […]

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