The Pitfalls of Poor Packing

Image of Waiheke Island in New Zealand

On our 2nd continent in our 3rd of 20+ weeks of travel, I’m already regretting my packing choices. Packing for nearly 6 months of nomad homelessness presents its own sort of challenge, but adding to it the perquisite of packing and storing all of one’s possessions in advance of such worldwide wandering was arguably a regrettable undertaking, if not absurd […]

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The Magic of Machu Picchu

Image of Machu Picchu and Llama

Most of us have seen the pictures of the Citadel, the impressive citadel built by the Incas 600 years ago. It was discovered in 1911 by Yale Professor, Hiriam Bingham. The reason why it still stands is that the Spanish conquistadores who defeated the Incas never knew about the city sitting 8,000 feet above sea level, so they didn’t know […]

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The Boomerang Effect to Giving

Sometime in my early thirties, I remember reading an article about the importance of having girlfriends loosely defined as women who you have your back. I believe the magic number to have was at least five. At the time, I had a two-year-young husband, a newborn and a start-up. I balked and wondered when I’d ever have the luck to […]

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