I watched as the men who staffed the dive shop squeezed fresh lime juice into a bowl filled with various sea creatures, all skinned and prepared to absorb the flavor. In Isla Mujeres, Mexico there’s a saying–what you’re eating today was sleeping in the ocean yesterday. I smelled the sizzling Mahi Mahi on a nearby grill and listened to the soft hum of the ocean just a few feet away, our own personal brine for…

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I’m a solo female travel blogger attempting 12 trips in 12 months as part of my year of adventure. Every story has a beginning, here’s mine! My Year of Adventure: The Prequel “Why you no have baby?” the man queried, leaning in intently across my desk. I wasn’t sure how to answer this question.  Heck, I wasn’t even sure I understood it. “Why I no have baby?” I repeated quizzically, trying to figure out what my client…

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It’s official–I’m 29. I had the most amazing birthday in Athens, Greece, and that helps cushion the blow. But the reality remains that I have one precious year left in my twenties. While I’m excited about all that’s to come, I want to make sure I send this decade out in style. I was at home planning my Greece trip when it occurred to me–why not attempt 12 trips in 12 months, as a sort of…

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