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Suzan Crane
In March 2003, former music industry PR executive Suzan Crane took a leap of faith that irrevocably changed her life when she traded in her Hollywood Hills home and lifestyle for a backpack and one-way ticket. Her nomadic journey has spanned six continents -- taking her from the jungles of Borneo to the Ecuadorian Amazon, from the Australian outback to the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, from living with the Bedouins in Jordan to shacking up with a former sadhu in India.

Although temporarily based in Costa Rica where she designs an internationally-inspired line of handcrafted jewelryand continues a freelance writing career, she insists that no permanent address figures into her immediate or not so immediate future, the Global Gypsy lifestyle suiting her just fine, thank you.

Blog Entries by Suzan Crane

Backpacking And Overpacking: A Traveler's Lament

0 Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 7:02 AM

I'm on the move. After a temporary three year pit-stop in Costa Rica, I'm hitting the road again -- which means having to reacquaint myself with the specialized skill of living out of a backpack. You'd think with nine years experience trekking around the world, I'd have mastered the art...

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Reflections on India: A Love Letter

0 Comments | Posted February 7, 2011 | 10:18 AM

If the Creator were on acid, India might well be the manifestation of his/her hallucination. A collage of contradictions, a patchwork of cultures, castes, languages, religions and morals, India is like a huge department store boasting a dizzying array of products -- turn in any direction and the view changes.

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Finding my Soul and Losing my Heart in the Equadorian Amazon: A Spiritual Journey With the Remote Huaorani Tribe

0 Comments | Posted January 21, 2011 | 2:23 PM


Juninto extended a hand and hauled me from the sludge in which I was helplessly sinking as I struggled up the muddy hill from the Cononaco River below. Wearing nothing but rubber boots and a traditional comé (a string supporting the genitals),...

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Costa Rica's Endangered Sea Turtles Released in Matapalo

0 Comments | Posted December 17, 2010 | 10:47 AM

It's virtually impossible to spend any time in Costa Rica -- much less live here -- and not be awed by its natural wonders. Each day as I am awakened by a symphony of choral birds, and often as not, a motley crew of titi or whiteface monkeys carousing outside...

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Rainy Days and Jungle Nights

0 Comments | Posted November 16, 2010 | 10:17 AM

MANUEL ANTONIO, COSTA RICA -- One of the problems with living in the Costa Rican rainforest is that is rains. A lot. From May through November -- mas o menos -- the skies weep incessantly, rendering the rutted streets puddle-laden bogs, my small house a receptacle for all things musty...

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