10 Inspirational Travel Quotes for Everyday Life

10 Inspirational Travel Quotes for Everyday Life

These are 10 of my favorite inspirational travel quotes that apply to everyday life. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures with inspirational travel quotes are worth a thousand words multiplied by a thousand. It’s true! My imagination floats with cumulus clouds around the globe when I read these inspiring quotes paired […]

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Best Solo Hiking Trips – Big Bend National Park – Day Hikes

Best Solo Hiking Trips – Big Bend National Park – Day Hikes

Making a list of the best solo hikes to try at Big Bend National Park took some research. I started planning my solo hiking trips for my stay at Big Bend while I was in Alpine Texas – a great home base for visiting West Texas. I highly recommend putting Alpine on your west Texas […]

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Palm Springs Day Trip Info on Hiking Joshua Tree National Park California

Palm Springs Day Trip Info on Hiking Joshua Tree National Park California

I knew I wanted to make a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park while planning the Palm Springs segment of my nomadic life for December. I loved Joshua Tree park so much that I visited two times, on December 13th and December 25th. Yes, Christmas day is a great day to visit a national […]

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Solo Hiking Tucson Arizona – Wildlife Photos

Solo Hiking Tucson Arizona – Wildlife Photos

Tucson Arizona offers many opportunities for solo hiking the option of desert or mountain hikes. Enjoying nature as well as more time for hiking were part of my decision to adopt a nomadic lifestyle earlier this year. I started out my solo road trip adventure with a couple of weeks visiting small towns in West Texas and some […]

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Solo Road Trip From Austin to West Texas

Solo Road Trip From Austin to West Texas

My nomad life began autumn 2015 with a solo road trip from Austin to west Texas and other than some internet issues all went basically as planned. I chose the small West Texas town of Alpine Texas as the first stop on my nomadic life adventure for several reasons. Disclosure: “Some of the links in […]

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Solo Trip to Malacca Malaysia in 1993

Solo Trip to Malacca Malaysia in 1993

Malacca was the first place I visited in Malaysia during my 7 month solo backpacking journey around Southeast Asia in 1993. I also visited the capital, Kuala Lumpur, and enjoyed a few days on the island Palau Perhentian Kecil, so I enjoyed some variety in locations. I visited Malaysia in March and it was hot in […]

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Solo Trip to Marrakech Morocco

Solo Trip to Marrakech Morocco

I booked my solo trip to Marrakech Morocco in early 2010. It was travel therapy. Some people go shopping when they feel unhappy. I make travel arrangements. I love visiting places with a rich history – Istanbul and Barcelona are two of my favorite cities due to the intoxicating mix of ancient and modern within […]

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Life Lessons for Solo Travelers – Learning from Experience

Life Lessons for Solo Travelers – Learning from Experience

Many of the life lessons I apply to solo travel I learned from past experiences completely unrelated to travel. My regular gig these days is bookkeeping and most of my life I have been in the accounting line of work. I also daytraded for six years and learned many life lessons that I can apply […]

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Fresh Coconut at Candidasa – Flashback Friday

Fresh Coconut at Candidasa – Flashback Friday

Fresh coconut adorned the top of every tropical fruit salad during my two months in Bali Indonesia. Mango, papaya, banana, and coconut palm trees provided abundant fruit at each guesthouse I stayed at in Bali. I became spoiled with the luxury of fresh from the tree fruit salads each morning for breakfast, along with the standard thermos […]

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Nomadic Life Ups and Downs – Overcoming Challenges of Remote Work

Nomadic Life Ups and Downs – Overcoming Challenges of Remote Work

Leaving Austin Texas to begin my nomadic life I felt a sense of freedom and a little angst. What challenges would I face in my first weeks as a nomad? Did I have everything I needed? What did I forget to do, set up, cancel, transfer, etc? Would this nomadic life experiment turn into an exhilarating […]

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First Solo Road Trip – Austin – Marathon – Big Bend – Marfa

First Solo Road Trip – Austin – Marathon – Big Bend – Marfa

  My first solo road trip to west Texas in December 2010 influenced the start of my nomadic life. I choose to return the area to spend a couple of weeks exploring and working, getting used to my new nomad life. Wide open spaces, scenic drives in and around the Chisos, Davis, and Chinati mountain […]

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The Seashell Girls of Gili Air – Flashback Friday

The Seashell Girls of Gili Air – Flashback Friday

  My adorable friends, the seashell girls, visited me often at my lodging on the island of Gili Air. A choppy ferry ride from Bali to Lombok and a short hop to Gili Air in a tiny boat that felt like it would capsize at any moment brought me to the tiny island. Walking around […]

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