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5 Great Nomad Books You Must Read, Empty Nester

5 Great Nomad Books You Must Read, Empty Nester

The 5 Best Books for Empty-Nesting Nomads As we get ready for our Nomad adventure in 2021, I'm feverishly reading "nomad" books. They inspire and remind me of why my husband and I have chosen to sell it all and head out into the world. Many of the "nomad" books are...

5 Unusual Things To Do on Peaks Island, Maine

5 Unusual Things To Do on Peaks Island, Maine

5 Unusual Things to Do on Peaks Island (note: this article was Summer 2020.) Ask the local Mainers, and they'll tell you that there's only one thing to do on Peaks Island (find sea glass), but I found 5 unusual things to do on Peaks Island, Maine. Peaks Island is a...

How I Went from 51 and Fat to 53 and Fabulous

How I Went from 51 and Fat to 53 and Fabulous

How I Went from 51 and Fat to 53 and Fabulous It wasn't easy. It wasn't overnight. It was Dec 30, my birthday, and I would turn 51 at 3:45 pm. Up to this point, I thought of myself as a bit overweight but still healthy. After all, I could easily walk five miles, lead...

5 Clever Gifts for Women Travelers

5 Clever Gifts for Women Travelers

5 Clever Gifts for Women Travelers Traveling around the world and going on walking vacations require excellent gadgets and gizmos to really enjoy a trip. If you've got a friend, a mom, a girlfriend, or maybe an aunt who likes to travel around the world, is active, and...

My First Long-Distance Road Trip in a Tesla Model 3

My First Long-Distance Road Trip in a Tesla Model 3

My First Long-Distance Road Trip in a Tesla Model 3 I've done a lot of road tripping. I've also owned an electric vehicle since 2011. But I've never done a long-distance road trip in an electric vehicle. Until now. Last week I said goodbye to my third Nissan Leaf,...

Remote Year Adventure-Month Three in Lima

Remote Year Adventure-Month Three in Lima

Remote Year Adventure--Month Three in Lima, Peru My Latin American adventure continues; the third month on Remote Year ended on a high note after a long slog through difficult group dynamics throughout the month. With a first month of fun onboarding and getting to...

Remote Year Adventure-Month Two in Medellin

Remote Year Adventure-Month Two in Medellin

The Second Month of Remote Year One day in Medellin, we all created tshirts and walked/ran to raise money for local charities.I’m on a 4-month adventure with Remote Year, an organization that combines the synergies of a group of workers into a traipse through 4...

Living a Month in Santiago Chile

Living a Month in Santiago Chile

Living in Santiago for One Month Visiting Santiago is like visiting your cousin's place. It's somewhat familiar, perhaps it's a little dirty, you're glad to arrive, and you're even more happy to leave. After a month living in Primo Santiago, Cousin Santiago, I have a...

An Authentic Oaxaca Walking Vacation

An Authentic Oaxaca Walking Vacation

An Authentic Oaxaca Walking Vacation Oaxaca, cradle of The Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), alebrijes, and mole' sauce, offers up a great backdrop to excellent walking, urban hiking, and hiking. Drop in the wonderful 7-pueblo ecotourism cooperative of the Pueblos...

How to Enjoy Oaxaca Day of the Dead

How to Enjoy Oaxaca Day of the Dead

Enjoying Oaxaca Dia de Los Muertos In part three of our walking vacation in Oaxaca, we returned to this vibrant Mexican city all decked out in its marigold-finest to celebrate Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos.) Oaxaca, the cradle of excellent Dia de Los Muertos...

Update: Change your Lifestyle, Lose Weight: A Year Later

Update: Change your Lifestyle, Lose Weight: A Year Later

Fat and 51 Summer 2019 Update: Once again, I feel the need to update my lifelong journey in weight management. If you've followed along, in January 2018, I signed up for the State of Slim program (see below) and lost over 30 pounds. I then went on my 5-month journey...