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Tess' first book “Leap: Leaving A Job With No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want” was published in August 2015 by Random House Harmony. For more information on the book, go here.

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Excerpts from My Travel Journal
Nov 10 2017

Jerash, Jordan: Giving Rome a Run for Its Money

"Welcome to Jordan!" said the man walking next to me on the street in Amman. Somehow he knew I wasn't from there. "Thank you!" I replied. "English?" he asked. "American." "Ah. Welcome!"   It's a short conversation that repeated itself again and again over the nearly two weeks I spent in Jordan. When's the last time you saw a likely tourist on the streets of your town and went up and welcomed them? "Welcome" seems to be the default greeting in this gorgeous, jaw-dropping country that I can't wait to visit again.   Amman reminds me a bit of San Francisco, with all of its steep hills and...

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Nov 08 2017

Aqaba, Jordan: Diving the Red Sea

One of the most valuable aspects of travel - aside from meeting wonderful people in every single country - is what it teaches you about geography. Here, on my first journey to the Middle East, I find myself gobsmacked by the proximity of the four countries surrounding Aqaba, at the southern tip of Jordan, where I've been the last three days. The photos below are from two days of diving in the Red Sea, which I failed to part. Day one was a shore dive -- my first! -- and looking out from the dive site, you could scan across the...

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