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Phi Phi Island, Thailand – Adventures on Land and Sea

A thin strip of land separated two bays. The tide was out, and people played a game of soccer where we had dipped our feet in the water earlier. We looked across the action to green hills rising sharply from the sea, the other end of the barbell-shaped island. A monkey ate a snack next to us atop rocky cliffs while tourists snap...

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Bali Sunset
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Bali, Indonesia – Surfing With Friends

Reunion, by Kathryn
Shouldn’t they be here by now? Zack and I anxiously awaited the arrival of our friends, Tessa and Kyle, from our modern hotel room in Bali. The hotel was only a mile from the airport, but the taxi ride out of the airport takes twenty minutes, on a good day. No, this isn’t an anathema, it’s just the way it go...

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Bali Sunset
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Bali, Indonesia – Our Week of Surf Life

A wide beach stretched for miles in either direction. The red-orange sun was lowering to the sea. The tide was out and the packed sand was perfect for runners, families taking photos, and groups playing soccer or volleyball. Beach surfboard shops were transitioning to miniature beach cafes, all with plastic lawn chairs, bottle c...

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