Archive | June, 2012

TED Talk Why you will fail

Why you will fail to pursue your passion and follow your dream

You will fail to live your dream because… unless… Aw, shoot. Just watch the video. It’s awesome.

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Davy carnival guaranda ecuador

Unexpectedly crashing the party

==This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World. While we are hiking the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango this summer, I’ll post an excerpt every Monday.== The plan was to get over the pass on the highest paved road in Ecuador and […]

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taking a break on colorado trail

Why I bailed from the Colorado Trail, yet won anyway

“You’re a loser, Nancy,” said the Niggling Little Voice roaming around my head. “No, I’m not,” I replied. “Do you see this hill I’m climbing? Two miles straight up! I am strong. I am invincible. I am WOMAN!” “But look at how you’re huffing and puffing,” the NLV said. “You’re pathetic.” “Am not.” “Are too.” […]

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AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH: How Travel & Adventure Can Help Conquer Your Fears

Today’s guest post is from Bret Love from Green Global Travel. In it, he addresses the thing that holds most people back from living their dreams – fear. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the […]

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Ten Things Children Learn About Life While Traveling

Today’s guest post is from Shannon Entin from Road Trips for Families. She’s summed up my feelings perfectly. Kids learn many life lessons from travel. Traveling means many things to many people. Some value entertainment and night life. Some value relaxation or adventure. And some, like me, see travel as the ultimate classroom. Vacations and […]

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cycling Costa Rica

Highs and lows in Costa Rica

==This post is an excerpt from my book, Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World. == “Congratulations Daryl,” I said. “You’ve just entered your eighth country.” My son turned to me and said, “What difference does it make, Mom? Crossing a border doesn’t change anything. A border is just a line […]

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Lillie in Ghana

8 Reasons Teaching is the Best Career if you Love Travel and Adore Life

It’s no secret that teaching has been good to me. I spent 21 years in classrooms in various countries and have had many experiences throughout my teaching career. Here, Lillie Marshall from explains some of the reasons becoming a teacher might be a wise career move for you if you enjoy travel. Are you […]

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cycling the Dalton Highway

Being our own example

==This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World.== “You’re crazy,” one of my high school students told me one day. “I call you my crazy teacher.” “Why’s that?” I asked. “Because nobody actually does what you’re doing!” she replied. “I mean – people […]

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