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Hidden Treasures *Photos* – LivingMini™

Friday, February 20th, 2015


One of the things I loved most about staying in the boat at the beginning of the year was the wonderful garden setting.

My friend Michael, the property’s owner, is a sculptor and incorporated faces carved from wood, cast in …

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My Trashy Hobby

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

BikingHands down my favorite part of the day is riding my bike to the gym and back. It’s about 6 miles round trip and the perfect way to warm up and cool down after class. And I have to say, …

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Working Out on the Road

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Excerise on the Road FPWhen my friend Leslie asked me last year how I stayed in shape on the road, I looked at her blankly. I had just finished up my 2-year adventure and was thinking that hiking through Patagonia, kayaking Norway’s fjords, and …

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#1 Rule of Being a Nomad

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

I get a few raised eyebrows when I tell people I’m a nomad. Then I get a few questions:

  • Don’t you miss your friends and family? Yep
  • Don’t you want a routine? Sort of
  • Don’t you get tired of packing?

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Colombian Jungle Camps *Videos*

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Before and after my Ciudad Perdida (“Lost City”) trek, I heard dismal reports about the camp conditions – poor food, hot weather, dirty accommodations. Weirdly, I didn’t experience any of this.

Although I’m starting to suspect that indeed the reality …

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Cute Thatched Cottages!

Monday, July 16th, 2012

While England’s Cotswold district is famous for thatched houses, I saw these iconic cottages throughout my tour of the UK and Ireland – from the remote Aran Islands off the rugged Irish west coast to Scotland’s northern Isle of Skye.…

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Simple Things

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

When you live on the road, it’s the simple things that you miss most: a cup of coffee, a hot shower, clean clothes. Unfortunately, these little pleasures haven’t been in abundance during the last 16 months, and so I’ve had …

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Inside the Tea House

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

We had fairly humble quarters during our “tea house trek” to Annapurna Base Camp. While sometimes short on amenities (like a clean pillow), the trek was long on amazing mountain vistas – especially on a clear morning!

Here’s a peek …

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Cultural Crossroads

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

What I think is so interesting about traveling in a place like India is that the country is at cultural crossroads.

On one hand, you have women washing clothes on rocks, ox-powered wells (that’s me riding behind the ox, fearful …

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No Mo Sto

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

While home for the holidays, I got rid of my last remaining link to material items – my storage unit.

Before I left on my adventure, I was pretty ruthless: getting rid of my car, all clothes and furniture. The …

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