Tag: road trip

living the van life

Six weeks ago, from a sailboat in the middle of the Bahamas, the Purple Squirrel sent an email to The Other Fork in the Road, crossing oceans and continents before reaching me in the Arctic Circle, and now I live in his van. Sometimes…

Purple Squirrel

In between traveling Europe and hiking the Appalachian Trail, my consulting firm offered me a part time gig recruiting folks. In that extremely short week I learned two valuable bits of information: active recruiting is not my thing, and the meaning of the purple…

How Much Prepping Can A Prepper Prep?

I’ve been seated next to some interesting folks over countless miles across the skies, but my absolute favorite to date was next to a cargo pilot from California, let’s call him Bob. I took one look at him and just knew he was a talker….

the road trip

Back when I played with Barbies, the accessory I wanted most for my main gal was that sweet red Barbie Ferrari convertible. Why? So she wasn’t stuck in my room and could explore other places (duh). I get claustrophobic on tiny islands. On a boat…

the wind beneath my wings

“And in the mind of a woman for whom no place is home the thought of an end to all flight is unbearable.” ~The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera My younger sister is pregnant with her first child and like every mama-to-be, has…

and, just like that

Annnnd just like that, I’m home. Well, sort of home. And not exactly ‘just like that.’ Loose Definition of Home: Guest bedrooms in Madison and Minneapolis. My actual Home is occupied until August 2015, so I’ll be bouncing between friends and family trying to…

i got one sock

I’ve been solo road tripping across the Scottish Highlands for almost a week, and I feel like this country is either underrated, or else I haven’t been paying attention. Actually, to see if the latter was true, I just googled “world’s greatest road trips”…

19 things I learned in patagonia

It’s been exactly one week since my return from Patagonia. As unforgettable as this adventure was, it’s so sad how quickly life turns into memories, and those memories join all of the others in the crowded room upstairs, not knowing when, or if, they’ll…

the third wheel. literally.

When you take a long road trip spanning multiple states or countries, the wheels that get you there become very much a part of the journey, an extension of who you are as a group, or in our case, the third travel companion. After…

beginning the new year from end of the world

Once Patagonia was thrown on the table for our winter trip, it became impossible to remove it. Even though it costs a million dollars to get there. Even though the car rental for two weeks is practically more than the flight. Even though I…

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