Transformative travel. Mindful living.
Meaningful, transformative travel experiences renew your sense of purpose and passion for life. Travel gets you out of your bubble. It challenges you. It encourages you to try new things, to take a step back and get a different perspective. And it’s a lot of fun!
Meaningful travel and mindful living can transform your life.
Whether you’re heading out on a one-week vacation, making the big move to a new country, or going through the motions at home fantasizing about a dream trip, I’ll help you understand how to get the most out of each day and live a life that excites you.
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Believe it or not, until last October I had never been anywhere in New England before. Yes, I am one of those ridiculous people who has been to more countries than states. I also had not seen a typical all-American fall in very long time, having lived in Florida and Australia for the past few years.
So I was very excited to do a road trip through one of the world’s premier “fall foliage” destinations.
In one week I drove through 11 states — six of which I had never been to before! When I go, I go big. As a New England newbie, I learned a lot from my experience and gathered a few tips on how to make sure you have a perfect fall getaway in New England. (more…)
The first time I traveled alone, I spent part of my time on a backpacker bus in New Zealand. As far as solo travel, that’s about as easy as it gets — a) it’s New Zealand, and b) you’re “alone” on a bus full of other travelers, that takes you from point A to point B to point C, so you really don’t have to worry about much.
And yet, time and again I met other women who were shocked that I was traveling alone.
“I could never do that,” they would say. “You’re so brave.”
At the same time, those women were gutsier than they even realized, because there are plenty of women back home who would say the same thing about traveling abroad at all, whether with another woman, or even a man or group. In short, it takes a gutsy woman to travel abroad, alone or otherwise, and we think more courageous women out there should take the leap! Travel. Take a gap year. Volunteer. Teach. Get out there.
Los Angeles was admittedly never at the top of my travel bucket list, but when the opportunity arose to travel to LAX, I knew I couldn’t miss the chance to explore a new place.
California, and Los Angeles in particular, is known to be pretty expensive. But you’d be surprised how much you can do for free! In three days (two nights) of “fun” time, I spent probably a little more than $200. That amount could easily be less if I had not rented a car (or had someone to split the cost with).
So how do you do Los Angeles on the cheap? Here’s the breakdown. (more…)