I’ve realised that a list is limiting. It limits you from seeing amazing places that you may not have heard of before and realistically, If I updated the list of places I’m learning about along the way, I would never get to any of them. It would be too overwhelming! So, maybe it’s time to ditch the list and follow my instincts… go with the flow, as it were.
I have a condition called Misophonia.
I didn’t realize I had it until I was in my late thirties. I mean, I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t know there was a name for it. Misophonia is a condition in which a person reacts extremely negatively to certain sounds that most people take little or no notice of. It’s not easy to live with, let alone travel with. Here’s what it is, how I deal with it, and where to find support.
After staying in a hostel recently, I believe I’m at the point in my life when I’m over the hostel thing. I just don’t see the value anymore.
Traveling is a lot like peeling an onion. The more layers you strip back, the more you reveal of yourself. Here I reveal how travel is affecting me mentally, physically and emotionally, 4 months after hitting the road.
I’ve discovered that there are some real advantages to having an empty nest. It’s without a doubt a fantastic change. While some see it as a Debbie Downer, I believe it’s all in the attitude. Here are the Top 10 Reasons I’ve discovered of why having an empty nest is fantastic
We have a list of places we’re considering for our ‘forever’ place, once we’re done travelling. Seattle. Hobart. Now, Merimbula is now on that short list. We were both completely taken by this quaint community. We write about why we loved it and why it fits completely with my long-term dream of our ‘forever home’.
Throughout my daughter’s life I’ve always used thrown out the term “life lesson” when I wanted her to learn from what I was saying. Sometimes she listened. I’m sure most times she didn’t. So I wrote them down for her…
This indefinite travel adventure has been a dream for as long as I can remember. I never anticipated the emotional journey it would take to get here.
I will admit, these are trying days. It’s only days until our girl heads to Uni. On one hand, I am ready to just kick her to the kerb. On the other hand, it’s only 5 days before our daughter leaves for University. It will be like losing a limb. While I know it will be liberating for her to be on her own, it still will be a massive change for us all. Which is part of why I’ve said ‘fuck it, I’m going travelling’ rather than dealing with the pain and isolation of the empty nest.
Have you ever followed a path only to wonder if it was the right path to take? This year, I wrote a post about “Stopping the Highlight Reel”. It’s time I did that with you—to stop sharing my own highlight reel with you.
What makes your heart sing? Is it a pretty house with a picket fence or is it an airline ticket with no definite return date?
Everyone’s dreams are different. It’s what makes you happy in life that’s the key. What makes your heart sing. What lights you up when you talk about it. Yeah, it took a long time for me to figure that out.
Moving to the other side of the world is a huge leap. Leaving a secure job to travel the world is too. We’ve done both. Maybe Crazy? Courageous? Hell yes! It takes courage to make commitments like those.
After our trip to Outback N.S.W., I am reflective. I feel lost in my own country. My mental state has returned to a place I thought I left behind.
If you want the quintessential Australian country getaway, Broger’s End is it. I could sum up Broger’s End I would say: Relaxed. Settling. Eco-friendly. And, above all, peaceful. I could seriously move here.
Sometimes you just need – or want – to escape. It is probably the best things you can do for yourself. Here’s why…
It’s time we talk about depression. What makes me crazy is the mask we sometimes hide behind on social media. We put up the highlight reel, the best of our lives, for all of our “friends” to see. We need to do better.
Are you ready to quit your crazy corporate life and make your life matter?
We’re very lucky to lead the life we do. We made travel a priority for 2015. Here are our favourite travel moments of 2015.
Whatever the budget, a vacation in my mind is one of life’s necessities. Call it: “Living in the New Millennium: Air. Water. Food. Shelter. Clothing. Vacation.”
I love the connection camping brings. I feel like I can breathe again. And sometimes it can just save a marriage.
While I truly believe travel is powerful and can really connects you to others, let’s be real: There are times when travel fails to do so. It’s challenging taking a trip with a tourist when you yourself are a traveller.
Why is the list of all the places you want to see, or all of the experiences you’d like to have in your life, called a Bucket List? It’s just a crap name to what the list REALLY is.
When a life-changing event occurs in your life, you have a unique opportunity to clearly see what is important and reassess the life you have built.
Do you want to have a life you can look back upon and say ‘I did that!’ Do you want to have a life people write about? What’s on YOUR bucket list?