• Travel

    Planning my 6-week trip to Latin America: The birth of an epic journey! (2019)

    It’s funny, you know. As I think back on the last few months, I notice just how amazing the organic development of life can be. A little while ago, I posted an article on one of my life list items: Climbing Machu Picchu. It’s been one of the top items on my must-do list since 2012. It was a goal I set myself to complete this year – come what may. As I started looking into the logistics of the trip though, this one goal turned into something much bigger. Originally, I planned to meet up with some friends in New York to fly down to Peru and hike Machu…

  • Life List,  Travel

    My Life List: Travel to one new country for every year of my life

    How it started Back in 2012, when I first created my bucket list over at Relocationjunkie.com, I had a dilemma. I wanted to grow old with grace, but I didn’t know exactly how. You see, at the age of 17 or 18 I had a dream. I don’t remember if it was a day time or night dream anymore, but I remember the imagery vividly. In the dream I was an old lady sitting in a rocking chair with 3-4 children sitting at my feet. The children looked up at me expectantly and said: “Nana, Nana – tell us a story! Tell us about the time you did _x_!” The…