Category Archives: travel

Choosing Joy and Lessons from the Universe

Choosing Joy and Lessons from the Universe

The universe has been trying to teach me a life lesson lately: Being happy is my choice when things aren’t going my way. This isn’t a new lesson, I’ve been learning it for at least 30 odd years, but lately it just seems to be smacking me in the face. Sitting by a fireplace with… more…

Wishes for a bright new future: Thai style

Wishes for a bright new future: Thai style

Exactly one year ago when the moon was hanging in the very same place in the sky where it is tonight, I was sitting on hotel balcony in Phuket, Thailand watching candles float in the bay and lanterns disappear into the heavens. It was the first full moon of the twelfth lunar month and the… more…

LIVE on the Road

LIVE on the Road

Greetings from the West Coast! It’s been crazy around here lately. Ever since the new season started, I’ve been back and forth across America, searching for homes, celebrating significant birthdays and working on a few incredible projects I’ve had fun being a part of over the last months. One of these projects literally went LIVE… more…

#18 Rainy Day Wave Riding in Cambodia

#18 Rainy Day Wave Riding in Cambodia

It’s wet outside where I am wandering today, and the weather has me reminiscing about rainy days in Cambodia. Since it helps to laugh when the sky is grey, here’s an embarrassing tale about mixing monsoons and motorbikes. Living in Phnom Penh, I drove a mildly beat up blue Honda “Wave” motorbike. When I first… more…

#17 Missing in Malaga: How to Lose a Landrover

#17 Missing in Malaga: How to Lose a Landrover

Remember when I lost my rental car in Barcelona? Well, there must be something about the air in Spain that makes me lose my sense of direction. I find myself in whirlwinds a lot (probably because I create them). In the midst of a whirlwind, the first thing that blows away is typically my memory…. more…

Ships, Ships, Ships & Weathering the Storm

Ships, Ships, Ships & Weathering the Storm

Long ago I spent five years living on a ship. It was a pretty amazing ship, full of fabulous people all committed to helping people as it sailed around Africa. I was reminiscing about life on this ship this week as 60 Minutes presented a segment on Mercy Ships, the organization I worked with long… more…

Pack Light but Carry Your Sense of Humor

Pack Light but Carry Your Sense of Humor

If you’ve ever moved overseas you know that one thing more stressful than transoceanic economy class flying is transoceanic economy class relocating. This is equivalent to taking your entire life and physically packing it into a nutshell- or more technically 20kg suitcases. This is not fun. This can be exceptionally stressful if you’re a travel… more…