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Weird just happened – a unpredictable 2011 in retrospect

Family at hospital for Max's birth

Dear Internet, I’ve been horrible, saying I’m going to write and then rarely following through. And it’s not for lack of noteworthy developments; this was an unbelievably unpredictable and diverse 2011, with certain promise of continuation in 2012. Upon returning to Indiana this holiday season, to a world so different from my working one, I […]

Neglect in a time of note-worthy experiences

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I call myself a writer, but I haven’t written – really written – in two months. Since my last real musing, I traveled to three regions of Haiti, frequented my second Carnival celebration, had a random reunion with a travel friend in the middle of a street parade, hosted my best friend and travel gal […]

Nomadderwhere on the Black Informant Podcast

Black Informant Podcast

I’m such a sorry case for a writer that I’m actually stalling the publication of a post on how I haven’t written anything in a while! 2011 for Nomadderwhere is a Catch 22 kind of year. If that’s not clear, then stick around for the explanation coming whenever I get my act together. In the […]

Let’s Speak Haitian Creole!

Practicing my Creole on the beach in Jacmel, Haiti

My first language post arose from a desire to document and transmit the full experience of being in a relatively unknown culture: tribal Fiji. I didn’t expect many people to find such a write-up relevant, but it dawned on me after hundreds of hits that lesser-known languages need some limelight, too. One could travel to […]

Piecing Together an Understanding of Haiti Today

Photo courtesy of Living Water International; www.water.cc

This weekend came and went, and I never left my couch. My camera bag – meticulously packed for three hectic days across three cities – lies useless on the bedroom floor; memory cards untouched and road snacks un-nibbled. For the second time in a row, our assignment in Haiti has been postponed due to civil unrest […]

Mentally Preparing for Haiti on the Earthquake Anniversary

U.S. Helicopter Lands Beside Haiti's Crumbling Presidential Palace

With every assignment, my job is gaining more meaning and thrill, becoming increasing moving and educative. From researching Frida Kahlo to cutting videos on Nelson Mandela, I’ve been diving further into pivotal, global issues. And though – technically – our upcoming trip to Haiti is a freelance assignment to document a medical non-profit, I’m going […]

Why I Moved to New York City

Hanging in NYC

[This post was written in the clouds between IND and LGA.] Composing somewhere around 30,000 feet, I’m completely immersed in the inevitable pool of realization. After a childhood in rural Indiana, an academic pilgrimage throughout the state, and 50 countries of exploration later, I’m finally settling on my first independent living situation. I chose out […]

The Mucho México Launch

A girl named Frida Selvaraju

Monday, the 27th, we celebrated the launch of the Mucho Mexico series for ProjectExplorer.org. Our event at La Palapa in the East Village was vibrant and packed, with phenomenal food and a great ambiance. I’m so proud of the work we created from this experience. Can’t wait to showcase another amazing country to the education […]

A Flattering Interview with PolyRepublic

Beti from PolyRepublic launched her new website this week, and I’m thrilled to be one of her first profiles. Poly Republic’s mission statement is to celebrate women who are daring enough to try to change the world or carve out a place for themselves in it. Check out the full profile by clicking the image […]

Photoblog: Final Crew Meal at Mexico City’s W Hotel

Handmade Brie Cheese Baguette

Flashing back to the June Mexico trip with ProjectExplorer.org, I thought I’d memorialize a fantastic project-closing meal we had at the W Hotel in Mexico City. We relaxed after a hectic day of capturing on film Mexico’s complex and difficult history. It was a well-deserved and tasty spread. [All photos were taken by Vijaya Selvaraju.] […]

A Paucity of Postings

You may have noticed an obvious drop-off in the amount of writings and videos I’ve created for the website in the last couple months. And this is why: I’m on Vacation Since the 3rd of September, I’ve been on the road with my family and will continue to be until the middle of the month. […]

Consume & Update: Opportunities for you!

$10,000 and a trip to Bhutan. I’m so generous this week. Getting Paid to Talk to Bourdain I don’t consider myself a foodie, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the question Tony Bourdain posed to his fellow food-lovers. What does it mean to cook well? Coming from a sustenance culinary tradition, I’m not […]

Video of the Week: Summer Seclusion Project (Webcam)

Flying to New York City

Haven’t seen one of these in a while, huh? A video of the week or a webcam special. I finally got my act together! Enjoy. Notes from this week’s video: ProjectExplorer.org is in post-production stateside after a fantastic filming session in Mexico. I’m moving out of my parent’s house for a month for some seclusion […]

Reviewing David Lida’s First Stop in the New World

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I’m a lover of travel narratives, which is why my first impression of this book, come three or four chapters deep, wasn’t yet rave-ish. David didn’t write a travel narrative taking place in the hypermetropolis of Mexico City/Federal District (D.F.); he did something better than that. Working off twenty years of experience as an expat in […]

Consume & Update: Fear, Soccer, and Post-Production

Back Home Again

Back from Mexico and once again with enough time to consume the best travel gummies on the net this week. Sorry my schedule is all higgilty piggilty. Chew away. Guillebeau Talking for TED If you’re a fan of Chris and his charisma, check out renowned non-conformist’s TED talk from Carnegie Melon University. He discusses fear […]

Photoblog: Merida and the Yucatan

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Daily wake-ups as early as 4:15am, constant encouragement to produce content (or brainstorm more concepts), keeping up with another internship, e-mails, and friendships from home – this goes far beyond a full-time job. Week three on-location has been draining, frantic, but overwhelmingly delightful. No matter how plum-tuckered-out I get during production, I still find our […]

Photoblog: Oaxaca

Pantaleon Ruiz Martinez

I’m not too interested in describing every detail of our week in Oaxaca. Well, maybe not now. I woke up nineteen hours ago for a market walk and just spent two hours dancing and flopping on the mats at a Lucha Libre training center. Arts. Crafts. Food. Style. Passion. Nature. Oaxaca, you’ve got it going […]

The Frida Transformation

Frida is a bookworm

It’s safe to say I’m really pleased with myself and the completion of my first cut segment for ProjectExplorer. Sure, I’ve been editing quick trips and question videos, writing blog posts, and researching the Mexico series. And since last summer, I’ve been exclusively using iMovie09, churning out some self-proclaimed impressive content. However, last night I […]

Update from Oaxaca

Oaxacan Alebrijes

Busyness, people. This production schedule is mad with work, and during any off time from outings and filming, we’re making new quick trip videos, publishing photography, researching the next experience, having photo shoots, and looking for food to sustain our laborious efforts. The past week was spent in the crazy comfort of Casa Oaxaca, a […]

Quick Trips from Mexico City

Jazmine with Puppets in Xochimilco

My video development has been solely focused on ProjectExplorer material. Here are some quick trips I’ve been editing or filming thus far. Jazmine talks about her molcajete, which is a traditional soup-like meal in a volcanic dish. We had a little fun in a market at Xochimilco. Jazmine really likes puppets. While dining at the […]

Photoblog: Xochimilco and Frida

Trajineras at Xochimilco

Man, I’m swamped with ProjectExplorer. The amount of work we have to create and cover in our short three weeks on locations is deep and vast. However, I’m still loving it and virtually recovered from my bout of hilarious food poisoning. We have moved on to Oaxaca for the second destination of three on this […]

Update from Mexico City

Even though last week’s Consume & Update received a lovely compliment, the production and content schedule here in Mexico is too daunting to also include a thorough perusal of the internet’s best in travel and blogging. Instead, I’ll make this Sunday Update all about the job with ProjectExplorer, on location in Mexico City. Update on […]

Video of the Week: Preparing for Mexico (Webcam)

Hanging in NYC

I finally dipped into the world of webcam, vlog-style videos, for both the sake of practicality/timing and in order to stay current with my website postings. As I embark on this trip to Mexico with ProjectExplorer, I am telling myself, “Stay current and create dynamic content with timing.” Also, I wanted to thank the awesome […]

Consume & Update: Lovable Haters, Epiphanies, and Vimeo

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I’m at my Grandpa’s 90th birthday today. It’s a good day. Now let’s learn about what’s new in the travel and blog worlds. Learning to Love the Digital Haters I don’t think I’m evolved enough to truly love those that go after my passionate pursuits, but Tim Ferriss makes some solid points on reactions, time […]

Consume & Update: Free Calls, Valuable Time, and Space Capone

5-14 Blog

You learn something new every day. Well today’s post is going to help you make up for last night’s nonsense fest…whatever it is that you did… What’s Your Travel Personality? Thought it would be fun to poll you, the readers, to see what kind of travel personalities find themselves on Nomadderwhere! Brave New Traveler published […]

The Triple Importance of Cinco de Mayo

There are three reasons why I really love this day on the calendar, and aren’t the final reasons in these sort of lists always the best? Reason #1 Four years ago today, I flew solo across the Atlantic for the first time in my life…solo meaning without family or friends, not Amelia Earhart-style. After having […]

How My Blog Got Me a Bonafide Travel Job

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Mom, Dad, and long time readers:

You’ve seen me struggle to satiate my passion for movement for over three years. I’ve blogged about this love of travel and my desire to get paid to live this lifestyle enough to make you and me both sick. It seemed like an impossible task, but I’m here today to tell you…I did it. My blog got me a dreamy travel job. Sincerely, Lindsay

Good Global Citizen

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After running across ProjectExplorer.org a couple months ago, I’ve been contemplating this topic in hopes I could really tap into the depths of my beliefs. What does it mean to be a good global citizen?

Consume & Update: Global Citizenship and Geography

Ahh, back from Chicago and back to my armchair office. And here are the interesting tidbits for this week! Being a Good Global Citizen Brave New Traveler brought my attention to a website this week that barks right up the tree I’m climbing these days. Project Explorer makes free educational videos for school children as […]