Behind the Scenes of An Influencer or Blogger Campaign

January 2, 2018 7 Comments »

travel blogger influencer campaign

I’m not a big fan of the term ‘influencer’, however I must admit, it does describe much of what I do. Over the past few years the term travel blogger has been taken over by the term travel influencer; honestly we do more than blog I suppose. My goal is always to inspire, or convince […]

Happy Holidays and Bucket Lists

December 21, 2017 4 Comments »

travel year in review

I was working late one night and had a surprising email from a potential client come across my screen.  It talked about a possible opportunity to work on a travel project with a theme of ‘Firsts’. They asked me to provide my list of ‘firsts’ (bucket list items) I wanted to do – and encouraged me […]

Giving Thanks for A Home

November 24, 2017 4 Comments »

Best beds

This is the time of year where I tell you how thankful I am for beds, but this year is a little different. It’s different because in this list of beds I get include MY bed…and ultimately, my home! If you missed the news, after 11 years of being nomadic without a home, or even […]

Sometimes You Just Have to Let Go

November 7, 2017 30 Comments »

letting go of pets

When I saw the email from Linda, my heart sank. I opened it trepidatiously and read the first sentence…. “Not sure how to transition to this, but I think Kitty might be nearing the end.” Immediately tears welled up in my eyes, my chest tightened and tears started flowing. I have no idea what came […]

Why My Nomadic Lifestyle Comes To an End

June 8, 2017 118 Comments »

nomad

I stood at the little box that read “Applications and Deposits” and stared at it for a while. Am I really going to do this? Sometimes all you need is a good slap in the face, to remember to not spiral into an abyss of self-doubt. I’ve been on that edge of self-doubt, depression, and […]

Love in Antarctica

February 14, 2017 3 Comments »

Antarctica Love

I was on the bridge, warming up from being out on the deck. I stared at the detail of the cliffs of Coulman Island, marveling at their size and the snow pack seemingly teetering on top of them. That’s when I saw it…love. Amidst the dark stone cliff there was a lighter caramel colored stone, […]

Rest in Peace At These Cemeteries Around the World

October 26, 2016 19 Comments »

cemetery travel

It’s heereeee…..it’s that time of year where I go dark into the depths of the afterlife, to wander in cemeteries around the world. I really don’t know what possesses me, but I’m drawn to cemeteries as I travel. And no, this isn’t some weird Goth thing, nor am I the type of person who likes […]

10 Questions on 10 Years of Travel

September 6, 2016 24 Comments »

constant travel

I see people’s faces light up as if I’ve just offered them free ice cream for life when I tell them what I do for a living and describe how I got to this point. Sometimes, there’s even an audible gasp because I probably have the most enviable job in the world. I introduce myself […]

8 Things You Think About When Hiking With Your Father

June 16, 2016 15 Comments »

cami de ronda father daughter

“I don’t know how you travel with dad, I don’t think I could do it,” my siblings often mention to me. We all have distinct memories of growing up and my father being the ‘leader’ of the family and family trips. He was the one who made all the decisions and ultimately the family dictator. […]