Balboa

How I pulled it off – From desk to Bali beach in 5 days

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I had finally decided and committed to my goal of traveling to Asia. I wanted it to be at least 2 weeks in length and happen within the next 18 months. The problem was, I had just returned from a twelve month trip around the world where my company graciously allowed me to work remotely. I had even gotten a promotion while traveling. After the...
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Even after 34 countries, Why Traveling to Asia was so Important to Me

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I had just gotten back from a twelve month, 28 country trip around the world and yet I felt like I was missing something. I had the opportunity of a lifetime and had just completed a huge goal of mine but within weeks of being back into the daily life in the US, I was already planning my next trip. Now don’t get me wrong,...
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52 Weeks, 52 Blogs

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One of my 2019 goals that is one of the more important to me, is to write more. I am proud that I started this blog when I was traveling and that to date, I have written 45 blog posts. It has allowed me to catalogue and reflect on many of the great memories I had while traveling and it is fun to look back...
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The final farewell: Balboa Out

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The final farewell for our Balboa group. We survived 52 weeks together. 55 started and 44 remained on what was the craziest adventure any of us had every been on. Strangers now family, we sadly were at the end of our trip. Ten countries lived in and many more visited. Too many memories to count and so many things we will always cherish. To all...
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Ending the journey in Mexico City

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Many countries fall victim to this but Mexico might get it the worst. Most people from the States have been there. They’ve went to an all-inclusive resort in Cancún or Cabo for Spring break or a quick weekend away. They got shuttled straight from the airport to their resort where they drank their sorrows away within the confines of said resort. They said “Hola or...
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Bringing in the New Year in Bogotá

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After spending Christmas with my family in the states, I headed back to Colombia for New Years. We moved from Medellín to Bogotá on December 29 so we didn’t have much time to prepare for the New Year’s celebrations. Many people were out of town for this but a handful of us stuck around. We celebrated New Years at a restaurant/bar in downtown Bogotá that...
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Comment on Month 1: Croatia by Janet Evenson

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A big regret of mine was not joining your mom & Cindy when they backpacked through Europe one summer during our college years! Fortunately, I had a 2nd chance a few years ago when my son & I had our European adventure…8 countries…6 weeks & a lot of miles traveling by train! We never made it to Croatia so I have really enjoyed your posts!...
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Comment on Month 1: Croatia by James Kevin Rickson

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I am so proud and equally envious. Now you know what to do, suck it in and relish every stinking moment. I love you!!! LikeLike
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Comment on Month 1: Croatia by Lynn Richardson

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Your story and words are truly inspiring! Wish I was there to see this wonderful city! Take care Emily and keep those photos coming! LikeLiked by 1 person
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Comment on Month 3: Lisbon by Jeanie

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Mila’s banana bread is a must. Amazing that such a simple treat could be so good. It needs a new name! LikeLiked by 1 person
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