This post was written by the writer of the (now defunct) site, Perrys’ in Wonderland. I first read it back in 2008 and it has stayed with me ever since. Throughout the years, I have often gone back to reread these words and remind myself how important it is that we choose wisely. We only […]
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One of the most common questions we’re asked is, “How could you afford an extended journey like yours? How much did it cost? How much would I have to save to travel long-term?” That is a hard question to answer. Trying to say how much an extended journey costs is a bit like trying to […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I logged on to Facebook this morning and found this status by a friend: Some other friends responded back with it being the power of positive thinking and how it’s worth it in the end to follow your dream. Hanna came back with this: And she’s absolutely right. If every single one of us chucked […]
Today’s guest post come from Slavko Desik, who blogs at Lifestyle Updated. Having the ability, or dare I say freedom, to fully enjoy our life based on the link between what we dream for and what we do is, I believe, the ultimate currency. More often than not this is just a mere wish, probably […]
Travel is good for kids. It allows kids to see that not everyone lives just like them. It allows them to see that we’re more alike than different. Travel allows our children to stretch their horizons and learn new things. Travel is good for kids. Except when it isn’t. If you’ve read my blog, you’ll […]
It’s hard to find a balance in a family. Where does one person’s wants or needs end and another’s begin? How much should we, as parents, revolve our lives around our children’s desires and when should we pursue our own passions? There are no easy answers, for sure. My friend, Melissa Banigan, who blogs at […]
Today’s post features Guest Blogger Ben Reed from adventureswithben.com. ***** I’m writing today to tell you that achieving your dreams is easy. It’s not rocket science. I’m sure you’re familiar with the Family on Bikes story. The Vogel’s trip from Alaska to Argentina by bike is certainly extraordinary. And if you’re like many readers of […]
To achieve great things you must be willing to hate it and keep going anyway That doesn’t make sense, does it? Why would you keep going when you hated it? It’s kinda like beating a dead horse, eh? It might not make sense, but I know for a fact that you’ve got to be prepared […]
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. How do you clean up a barn that looks like this? Exactly the same, or so I’m telling myself. This, if you ask me, is certainly one big huge hairy audacious goal. I’m feeling more than a little overwhelmed by the thought of somehow […]
You’ve been steering your ship toward your dream for ages. It’s hard work, but you’re determined to make it happen. The dream is too important to abandon; you’ve dedicated years of your life to making it come true. I applaud you for your dedication! It is hard work to make a dream come true. It […]
Written and illustrated by Kelly Wilson Once upon a time, there was a woman who lived on a boat named “Dreams.” This beautiful boat had taken her to many different lands during her life: School, Marriage and Children. These were all wonderful destinations that she had visited and found happiness in, just as many others had. […]
What are we doing now?
Nancy is an artist and metalsmith making wearable art from recycled metal and antique components.
John is busy either hiking or planning his next long-distance hike.
Davy is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Boise State University.
Daryl is studying Computer Science and Software Engineering at University of Texas Dallas.