travel Archives - 6 Months to Live: The Experiment Continues

August 30, 2015

Untold Stories

My favorite part of travel is hearing people's stories. You just never know who someone is until you learn more about their life. On a trip not so long ago, I sat next to a woman who was on a plane to New York for a funeral. Her best friend from childhood's grandfather had just passed away, and she was going home for the first time in years. On the surface, it would have seemed that this woman and I had nothing in common. I'm not even sure how we started talking, but over the course of our 2-hour flight, I learned about her life, her family, and most importantly, the recent death of her infant son. She shared with me…
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Photo by Allison Gergley
Life changing moments
December 18, 2013

No Regrets. Many To Do’s

I received shocking news Sunday morning. A good friend and former colleague of mine's mom died unexpectedly. Although I didn't know my friend's mother personally, I know she was a kindred spirit. Someone who lived out loud and without regret. She was moments away from receiving her Ph.D in Australia, starting her own business, and creating her own inspirational movement in her…
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There's a LOT to celebrate!
November 11, 2013

Celebrating A Love of My Life!

Guess what today is?!?! IT'S THE BLOG'S 4TH BIRTHDAY!!!  My love affair with "6 Months to Live" has been a journey of joy and of course, ups & downs. There are times I'm madly in love and there have been times I seriously thought about leaving the relationship. Ultimately, I always keep going because I believe with every fiber of my being…
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Peace from the John Lennon Wall in Prague
October 23, 2013

Happiness is a Choice

It can be incredibly easy to base our happiness on outside circumstances. In fact, we're often taught in our society and in relationships that happiness is determined by how someone else acts or treats you. How often have you heard the line in a romantic comedy, "I want to make you happy for the rest of our lives"? While this is…
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Wall of China
August 3, 2013

Why Women Should Travel

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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Sailing in the Bay Area
July 16, 2013

Turning 30: The Best Years Are Here!

One year ago, I wrote: "I want to rock my 29th year and slide into 30 saying, “Wow! What an awesome ride!” What I didn't write in that post was how trapped and miserable I felt in my life at the time. I wrote a song for the banjo two months earlier called "Two Sizes Too Small" and in the chorus, there's…
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Teddy Bear NYC photo
Guest Posts
July 15, 2013

5 Life-Altering Take Aways From a Stuffed Animal by Kristin Lajeunesse

What would you do if you found a stuffed animal, in a tree, on the side of a road, that had the following note attached to its collar: This belonged to baby James who passed away Dec. 31, 2012. Take it on your journey with you - wherever you may go. Would you take it with you? Would you leave…
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Thumbs up for meeting people from other places!
April 7, 2013

(Out of) Southern Comfort Zone

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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A huge thumbs up & thank you for voting!
March 18, 2013

Why I Want to Win #MyBBB

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! http://bit.ly/ZxOPMW
March 11, 2013


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! Sailing in the Sea of Cortez I had an absolutely amazing time, but I still had much of Central America and South America…
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