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Packing: Three of My Favorite Things

How do you pack for a 5 week trip to Tyler, Texas, a 2 week trip to Winterton, S. Africa, and then arrive to a ship that will sail for ~7 days and arrive in tropical Tamatave, Madagascar? There are lots of travel websites out there with tips on packing lightly, capsule wardrobes and how to pack for year-long round-the-world trips. But my itinerary is a little out of the norm. The assumption for overseas work is that you’ll be...

One with Table Mountain

I’ve done so much self-reflection in the past month and I tried to resist, I swear. At home it’s easy to ignore what’s going on inside you more frequently. When you feel restless, lonely, anxious, angry or hurt there are easy ways for us to focus on something else or vent our feelings. Here in this ship community, I can’t escape my feelings. At times it’s inevitable. I just have to sit and actually deal with those feelings. Part of...