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How I Recharge After Travel

I found a method to the madness, here’s my remedies for recharging after a long travel binge. I try to get my mind, body, and emotional well-being restored & renewed.

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How I Recharge After Travel
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When Nomading Has Become the Norm

I didn't plan this... a life of travel. It came to me like a disease, the persistent urge to see, do, experience, smell, taste, touch new and curious things.

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When Nomading Has Become the Norm
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Enlightened in Asia

To see a country's naturalness crippled by tourism, imports, plastics...it just felt wrong. I don't need to be an environmentalist, economist, or scientist to see that. Just being human will do. 

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Enlightened in Asia
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A Surfer's Guide to Life

As wicked and, at times, unpredictable as she can be. The more time, patience, and understanding you devote to her, the more at ease you find yourself.

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A Surfer's Guide to Life
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Portland's Coffee Obsession

I usually find myself sitting at home till noon in my pajamas at my computer with crumbs lingering around me... Here are a few coffee shops that should be charging me rent. 

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Portland's Coffee Obsession
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The Art of Travel

We stick to what we know: people, places, foods, sports teams, recreation. We're always looking for a tribe & a sense of belonging.

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The Art of Travel
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Books That Changed My Year

I just got home to Portland, OR a little over a week ago and realized I've been traveling about 8 months out of the entire year. While sitting on the plane, bus, or vanagon, I read. There are a few books that changed who I am as a person and I'd love to share them with you. 

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Books That Changed My Year
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Checking-out to Check-in

You'll notice unreal photos of Icelandic beauty and landscapes. But you want to know how I really felt on this trip? I felt guilty

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Checking-out to Check-in
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I Learned to Go Alone

You wake up and from sunrise to sunset you are the designer of your day. You're given the responsibility to determine what you will give and get.

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I Learned to Go Alone
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11 Items for Your Surf Trip

“I am obsessed with the moody late night skinny dip kind of style that Manta has established, it goes along with my love affair with the ocean.”

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10 Must See Films Before You Go To Paris

This city is classic and cliché in every way, I've selected a few films you must see to capture the Parisian spirit. Bon film! 

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10 Must See Films Before You Go To Paris
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Bali's Ugly Truth

There’s a lot more truth behind these photos than you think and unfortunately it is an ugly one, sort of like when I wash off my mascara and de-filter my photos…

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Bali's Ugly Truth
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The Best-Kept Travel Secret Yet!

I want to let you in on the best-kept travel secret yet. 

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The Best-Kept Travel Secret Yet!
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A Day in Bali's Jungle Fort

It's 80's and humid and rainy, my hair hasn't been dry for days!

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A Day in Bali's Jungle Fort
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Midwest Rooted

Since I'm really into trying to keep things real in an increasingly superficial world...

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Midwest Rooted
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My March Itinerary

Memories are for decoration and vision is the modern day GPS system with lots of rerouting. 

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My March Itinerary
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A Day on North Shore, Oahu Hawaii

My one request, as you read my tips and tricks for a wonderful day on North Shore O'ahu, is that you pay great respect to this island, the people who live there, and its natural beauty. 

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A Day on North Shore, Oahu Hawaii
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9 Tips for your Eurotrip

THERE'S A LOT THAT GOES INTO PLANNING A TRIP, WHAT KIND OF PERSON YOU ARE PREDESTINES WHAT KIND OF TRAVELER YOU MAY BECOME.

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9 Tips for your Eurotrip
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A Day in Paris

THE BEAUTIFUL THING IS, NEARLY 8 YEARS LATER, WRITING TO YOU FROM THE HOTEL LE LAVOISIER, PARIS IS STILL AS MAGICAL AS I REMEMBER IT.

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A Day in Paris