Wall of China

Why Women Should Travel

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First off, everyone should travel. As the famous Saint Augustine saying goes, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” I focus on women in particular because I’ve received numerous comments since announcing my round-the-world journey that center around warning me of the dangers of solo woman travel. They go a little something…

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Thumbs up for meeting people from other places!

(Out of) Southern Comfort Zone

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I’ve gotten a lot of…I’ll just say it–crap for being from the southeast during my travels in the States. I still remember a rather humorous moment my freshman year of college at Boston University when someone looked shocked when he found out I was from Atlanta: “I thought you were from Connecticut!” I’ve been listening to “Southern Comfort Zone” by Brad Paisley…

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Some of my favorite students while volunteer-teaching in China

Do you believe in Miracles?

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Today is the last day to vote for my entry on Panama for My Destination’s Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List! If I win, I would be sent on a 6-month blogging and vlogging adventure across 6 continents. This is not only my dream, it’s an important part of my life’s purpose. We need to reach at least 1,000 votes by the…

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A huge thumbs up & thank you for voting!

Why I Want to Win #MyBBB

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According to Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk, the how and what is not nearly as important as the WHY. With that in mind, I ask that you take a minute out of your day to watch this video I made explaining why I would love to win My Destination’s Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List. If I win, I would receive a 6-month…

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Please vote for my dream of traveling the world!


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Guess what?! Remember when I left everything behind to pursue my dream of traveling the world? I gave everything away, said “auf wiedersehen” to my friends in San Francisco, and was off on my sailing adventure through Mexico! I had an absolutely amazing time, but I still had much of Central America and South America to explore before heading onto Africa…

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Photo by Don Laverty

2013: A Year to Embrace Delicious Ambiguity…

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2012 was a year of transformation. Globally, the world witnessed continued changes in the Middle East, the 30th Olympics Games were held in London, and Burma opened its doors. It was also a year of transformation for the blog. With the help of several wonderful Kickstarter backers, the first season of 6 Months to Live made its debut! The blog got a…

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Pool & Hot Tub

Hot Tub Ambassador

By | Mexico, Travel | 8 Comments

“Buenos dìas! Buenos dìas!” said the full-faced smiling boy, as he bobbed around the hot tub in his turtle and seahorse covered flota. He made his rounds to all the Mexican, American, and Canadian guests at the El Cid, the marina/hotel I’m staying at in Mazatlan, waving everyone hello before pausing on a manmade rock to speak with me. “Hola!” he said, beaming….

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The Adventure Begins (Again!)

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I just finished a journal I began in August. At the time I was living in San Francisco, going through the motions. Job, apartment, and friends were all good, but it felt like something was missing. I took a “date with Jackie” day, which essentially means spending most of the day alone doing whatever I feel like. Most of those…

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