Why I Travel

Travel is about opening up to new experiences, connecting with people from other cultures, and seeing a world of fresh possibility each day.

I love making up my day according to the route and activities that are calling me.

Travel makes me come alive!

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Join Me on My Journey

Why Read this Blog?

As I write this, I am halfway through my intentional break – a six month travel experiment.

I am very happy! And proud of myself that I stopped making excuses, and actually – finally – gave myself permission to “stop work” and see the world!

So far I have savored treks through 15 countries, rolled through many surprises and adventures, surmounted a few challenges, and connected with hundreds of wonderful people, amazing sights, and delicious food never tasted before.

And I’d love for you to follow along!

From My Blog

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Jan 2016

Why Stop Work and Travel?

One of the gladdest moments in human life is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off…the fetters of …

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Aug 2016

Hitchhiking from a beautiful valley, my post-Brexit travel “oops” breaks a record, and how gross is the food of my ancestors?

Am I really going to do this?! I asked myself. I hadn’t hitchhiked since age 18 when I spent a summer at …


Jul 2016

Wanderlust vs Connection: 5 Ways to Balance Long Term Travel

A nomad traveler garnered attention recently with a blog post entitled, I’m Not Living the Dream. (I bet some folks shared his …


Jun 2016

Around the World, Home for a Visit – Off Again!

It’s June – and time for a collage-style recap of where I have traveled since I made the big move to “location …


Mar 2016

“Are You a Stranger Here?”

I was on the ferry to Manly Beach on a gorgeous sunny day, absorbed in the sights of Sydney Harbor. A man …

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Mar 2016

Prime Ministers: Part 2

Continuing from Prime Ministers: Part 1 Power in China: A Premier You Forgot, and the One Who Didn’t Need to Be In …

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