Dutch Stereotypes

Dutch Stereotypes

As the first tulips tentatively start to stick their heads up after an extended winter, they remind me of my two months spent in Amsterdam and all the other wondrously cliche Dutch stereotypes I encountered while there. In 2011, after sweating through Sumatra and...

Remembering Elin

I know the last thing that this blog needs lately is a negative post. However, this week marks the anniversary of the death of my dear friend and fellow vagabond, Elin. There hasn’t been a single day in the last 365 that I didn’t think about what happened,...

Interview with Nik Halik (Part 2)

This is part two of my interview with Nik Halik, a vagabonding legend with a very purpose-driven life and an inspiration to many. If you haven’t yet, go read my Nik Halik interview first for an introduction. I was able to chat with Nik on the phone for about an...

Interview with Nik Halik

One great interview deserves another.┬áBefore heading off to South America, I had the opportunity to spend an extraordinary hour with Nik Halik on the phone and my life paradigms haven’t been the same since. Rock star, adventurer, mountaineer, and now...
Interview: 77 Years Old and Still Vagabonding

Interview: 77 Years Old and Still Vagabonding

One of the best parts of running this vagabonding blog is the opportunity to meet new and interesting people. At least weekly I receive emails from female readers asking about how safe it is to travel alone, or asking my advice about where to travel as a woman. I was...

Tragedy. The end of my trip?

I wish with every fiber of my soul that I didn’t have to make this post. I do feel a responsibility to everyone that has been kind enough to read and so here goes. As you heard, I planned to sleep on the deck of a 4 day boat from here in Sengiggi to Flores to...