Self Care Sabbatical

In January 2018, I made the decision to quit my job and take time off to travel/figure out what I want to do next in my life/recharge.

In June, I left my job.

As of August, I am spending 6+ months traveling solo in Europe and Southeast Asia*, a mix of the familiar and the totally unknown. I don’t know what I am going to do after this trip and I am OK with that uncertainty. Maybe I will figure it out on this trip, maybe I won’t.

In February, I skipped my flight home and decided to stay in Koh Tao, Thailand until mid-May, thereby extending my trip about four months. I finally left Koh Tao and am continuing to travel for a few more weeks before returning to the States.

You can read more in my original post here, and below are links to stories and city guides from my travels. Check back for updates 🙂 although I have found it challenging to keep up with writing while I travel!

Part One: Europe

Stop #1: Amsterdam (and my first visit to a Dutch coffee shop)

Stop #2: Beyond Amsterdam in the Netherlands

Stop #3: Antwerp

Stop #4: Ghent & Bruges

Stop #5: Brussels

Stop #6: Colmar

Two Weeks….and feeling a little lonely going out alone all the time! 

Stop #7: Strasbourg (For a few hours!)

5 Weeks – A Gratitude Check-In

Stop #8: Lyon (and lots of eating!)

Stop #9: Toulouse

Stop #10: Madrid

Side trip to Toledo

Stop #11: Valladolid

Stop #12: Spanish Basque Country (Bilbao & San Sebastian)

Stop #13: French Basque Country (Bayonne & Biarritz)

Stop #14: Corbieres

Working the grape harvest in Southern France 

Exploring Corbieres (Carcassonne, Narbonne, Leucate, and more)

Scenes from les vendanges

Stop #15: Nîmes

Stop #16: More WWOOFing in Salon-de-Provence

A Trip to the salt flats in Camargue

Stop #17: Antibes

Stop #18: Day tripping to Nice and Monaco

Stop #19: Going back to Lyon

Stop #20: Geneva for 48 hours

Stop #21: London

The Halfway Point

Part Two: Southeast Asia

Stop #22: Hong Kong

Settling into Southeast Asia

Stop #23: Chiang Mai

Stop #24: Pai (and facing my fears)

Stop #25: Soppong

Stop #26: Mae Hong Son

Stop #27: Chiang Rai

Stop #28: Luang Prabang (via slow boat)

Stop #29: Vang Vieng

Stop #30: Vientiane

Stop #31: Hanoi

Stop #32: Sapa

Stop #33: Halong Bay

Stop #34: Hue

Stop #35: Hoi An (via the Hai Van Pass)

Stop #36: Nha Trang

Stop #37: Mui Ne

Stop #38: Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City

Stop #39: Can Tho

Stop #40: Phnom Penh (my least favorite stop)

Stop #41: Siem Reap (And Exploring Angkor)

Post Birthday Check-In

Stop #42: Bangkok

Stop #43: Koh Tao

Getting Stuck in Koh Tao

Stop #44: Penang

Stop #45: Bali – Uluwatu and Tulamben

Stop #46: Gili Islands

Stop #47: Bali – Ubud

Stop #48: Seoul

Stop #49: San Francisco

Back in Brooklyn & Ready for What’s Next

 

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