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Travel and Volunteering: Month 3 Round Up

On November 3rd 2016 we celebrated our third month on the road! We are both alive and well, so let’s take a quick look at our Travel and Volunteering: Month 3 Round Up! …Three months of travel have passed, and occasionally I feel like it has been three life times. On days like today– sitting […]

Flash Memoir: Conversations with Rocks

There is a desired solitude one can find up on the mountain side. A place for contemplation, reflection, and… “OH, COME ON!  YOU. ASS. HOLE!” Thud… Thud… Thud.  The rock eventually stopped rolling down the side of the mountain when it found its way to the bottom of a giant, wide ditch, an unfinished or […]

Flash Memoir: Enough is Enough

This is the first post for Flash Memoir & Flash Fiction, short stories that will be featured on the blog showcasing the power of storytelling. Stay tuned for guest post opportunities, slightly inappropriate themes, and getting turned on by words!   “He hit me in the face… and he broke my nose. That didn’t hurt […]

How to Afford (and Survive) London with a kid

How to Afford (and Survive) London with a Kid: We arrived to London by train on a Friday morning and so began our weekend adventure in one of the most expensive cities in the world. We are slow traveling and volunteering with Workaway during this year abroad, however, as we navigate our world tour, the […]

It’s ok to feel like crap even when things are awesome

Some deep AF thoughts The Japanese word Komorebi refers to ‘the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees’. How great is that?! There are loads of other words like this that don’t exist in the English language; words that give meaning to something meaningful–something that is prevalent and exists for many people, so much so […]

The Inglorious Return to Blogging

Hello. Yikes. A lot of time sure has passed since I last sent word or update regarding our year of travel. Fear not, below is all you have been patiently waiting for… my return to blogging! We began this journey– this year of travel, almost 2 months ago. We find ourselves currently in a rural […]

10 Best Free Travel Apps

Let’s face it– there are a million travel apps available out there today and some are great, while others just take up space on your smartphone. recently contacted me about re-posting their 10 Best Free Travel Apps article and after looking at the list and realizing that I actively use #9, #7, #1 and […]

A Portland Staycation: River’s Edge Hotel and Spa

For those of us who call Portland home, we can sometimes take for granted the bounty which is available in our own backyard. We can forget the reasons why so many people visit the city over and over again. It’s a city with big heart– loyal sports fans, outdoor enthusiasts, beer lovers, and a thriving […]

Everything I Know I Learned From Dishwashing

Ok, so the title of this post is a little over exaggerated, however, the discernible similarities between scraping plates and my world views are uncanny if not amusing, to say the least. I hope you can also find the similarities wherever you may find yourself working. the background Weekends, over the last five months, have […]

Guest Post with Gloria Coppola: Natural healing and travel

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Gloria Coppola, a wellness educator, entrepreneur, and spiritual solo traveler. In today’s guest post, she shares how her work influences her travel style. Read below for the full scoop!  Hi Gloria! Why don’t you introduce yourself + tell us where you call home. What type of work/endeavors […]