Archive | February, 2013

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The universe will conspire to help you – My TEDx talk

Here’s my talk from TEDxJacksonHole. I am a firm believer the universe will conspire to help you – here’s why.   I would be honored to speak at your convention or corporate event to inspire attendees to dream big and make it happen. Click here for more information.

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31 Days to a Dream: Commit to your Dream

Dreaming is easy but bringing your dreams to life will be a challenge. If you’re not committed enough, you will fail miserably. You need to commit to your dream if you have any chance at making it happen. Your dream can come true as long as it’s fed with determination and self drive.   Accept […]

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How do travel bloggers support themselves when they are old and gray?

I came upon an interesting post today – one that made me think. Okay, I get how full-time travellers support themselves. They get sponsorships, volunteer in exchange for accommodation, they teach English, work odd jobs, travel slowly, they sell photography and ebooks, make a bit of money freelancing or from their blog… but for those […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Change your mindset

The mind is one of the most complex characteristic of human beings. It is the element that enables thinking, perception, reasoning, judgment and human consciousness. Your mindset is influenced by culture, environment, religion, and the many aspects of life. Throughout your life, you’ve developed certain ways of thinking. You’ve managed to wrap your mind around […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Don’t Fear Failure

What would you do if you were not afraid? That is the question I asked myself a few years ago when my husband and children wanted to ride their bicycles from Alaska to Argentina. And when I got really honest with myself, I had to admit that, if I wasn’t afraid, I would go with […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Go public with your idea

When it comes to making your dream happen and living your life the way you want it to be, one of the most important steps you can take is to go public with your idea. What exactly does that mean? It means telling others what your dream is. Letting the cat out of the bag, […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Break out of the rut

You’re in a rut. And you can’t quite figure out how to get out. It happens to us all. I’m convinced it’s the natural path of humankind. Life settles into a comfortable routine and, before we know it, we’re in the rut. On the hamster wheel. Spinning fast but getting nowhere. You CAN break out […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Believe in your Dream

You know that dream you’ve been tossing around in your head? Do you believe in it? I mean – DO YOU BELIEVE IN IT? Can you  say with 100% certainty that this dream – this goal you’ve got – is something you want to commit yourself to? Really commit yourself to? I can tell you […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Believe In Yourself

We all have dreams. Some people go out there and make their dreams a reality while others maintain theirs as just that, a dream. Dreams can come true only if  you believe in yourself enough to go chase them. Making your dream a reality is, however, not an easy matter. It takes a series of […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Define your Dream

What is your dream? Do you know? Is it some nebulous cloud of ideas floating around somewhere out there, foggy, undefined? Or do you know exactly what it is that you hope to do? You’ve spent hours thinking about it, defining  and refining it until you know exactly what your dream looks like? It is […]

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Recollections of India

Many of my readers already know this, but for those who don’t – my husband and I met and fell in love while cycling in Pakistan and India some 23 years ago. It was a bizarre set of circumstances that brought us together, and we’ve lived many adventures since those days. I regularly get letters […]

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“When are we going to travel again, Mom?”

“When are we going to travel again, Mom?” Davy asked as we drove home from Boy Scouts last night. “I really miss it.” “You give us the word,” I replied, “and we’ll take off.” It’s hard finding a balance when there are many good options. How does one go about figuring out whether doing Thing […]

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Solo travel & Illness: Not a match made in heaven #WeGoSolo

It seems that there’s a lot of talk out there these days about the dangers of women traveling solo. “Don’t do it!” many warn. “It’s fine!” others counter. Many of my blogging friends have written articles with tips for staying safe, or the benefits of traveling solo, but I want to approach this from a […]

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Changing Gears

Changing Gears 52-hour blowout presale!!

I’m sorry – this sale is now finished. Please sign up for my newsletter for news and information about when and where you can buy our book and DVD. Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World, in both book and DVD format, is nearly ready! We plan to have them ready […]

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Getting third degree burns didn’t extinguish my passion for travel

I’ve got my share of sunburn stories, but they all pale in comparison to today’s guest post writer. Clare learned some very important lessons on that fateful journey to Morocco. When you’re about to go travelling, do you have a checklist that you live by? A list of items to pack, a series of sights […]

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