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I May Have Been a Zapotec in a Past Life

visiting hierve el agua

The only thing better than an infinity pool might, perhaps, be a natural infinity pool. Who knew they existed? And in Mexico? I sure didn’t until this past weekend, when I visited Hierve El Agua. Although it’s famous for its petrified waterfall, I found the natural pools to far more enticing. (I’ve never been much […]

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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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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 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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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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