“Because you are alive, everything is possible.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“How do you fund all these adventures around the world?”
I hear this question a lot. People must assume I’m a trust fund baby or something, which couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ve been a nomadic world traveler for two and half years now, and it suits me well — the endless adventure feeds my Soul — but I have to say it’s REALLY hard work too.
In the past two and half years I’ve traveled to more than 15 countries in Latin America and Europe, and lived for at least three weeks in 11 of them. When I find a location that feels right I like to stay for a month or more — I’ve found that’s when the magic and energy of a place really starts to sink in. It also enables me to live affordably and get more work done.
I’ve been searching for my own version of paradise since embarking on this great adventure on February 29th, 2012 (leap year day!). I don’t do boring, but it could have been different. I could have stayed in my cozy mountain getaway in Ashland, Oregon, or dug my heels into one of the many seaside cities near my hometown of Los Angeles.
But then I wouldn’t have been able to live in some of the most breathtaking places in the world — like Lago Atitlan (Guatemala), San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua), Manuel Antonio (Costa Rica), Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Stockholm (Sweden), and Edinburgh (Scotland) — I wouldn’t have met my dreamy Ginger, and I definitely wouldn’t have experienced anything near the life of my dreams. (And isn’t that what it’s all about in the end?!). Continue Reading →