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The Crazy (Amazing) Process of Writing and Publishing a Book

by Kim August 24, 2016

If there were one thing I wish someone had told me before I dove into this book publishing process it is have patience.

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Travel the World. We’ll Teach You How. Announcing: Travel School!

by Kim January 26, 2015

Announcing our new e-course Travel School!

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The Best of So Many Places… In a Book!

by Kim January 7, 2015

The best of So Many Places is now available in one tidy book and I couldn’t be more excited.

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4 Years in Photos

by Kim December 16, 2014

From saving money, selling our house, leaving our jobs and setting out into the world, it’s been a crazy four years. I’ve rounded up 76 photos that represent the 1,460 days of So Many Places.

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4 Years

by Kim December 3, 2014

I started So Many Places four years ago this month, 1.5 years before I left my home in Portland, Oregon to set out to see the world. The real journey began when I started this blog. Because starting this blog was the way I declared, “I’m doing this,” even though I had no idea how the hell I was going to do it.

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Ghost Life

by Kim October 21, 2014

I have this ghost life that haunts me, floating beside me on the sea, paralleling my real life with its unlived possibility.

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And our next adventure is…

by Kim September 23, 2014

As the months ticked by we knew we had to make a decision about the future. Would we keep traveling? Would we settle down again? We both agreed that we wanted to keep going but not in the a-new-place-every-week kind of way that we’ve been going for the past seven months.

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One hectic year. Reflections on my birthday.

by Kim August 6, 2014

Reflections on my birthday on a hectic year of travel and what all this moving around has taught me about my dreams.

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Reflections on two years of travel

by Kim May 21, 2014

We have cause for celebration because it was two years ago today that Brian and I quit our jobs, sold everything we owned, and drove away from life as we knew it to explore the world for a while.

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A stake on the map: 1 month in a tent

by Kim April 20, 2014

It’s been about a month since we left on this adventure and I’m happy. I love sleeping in a tent and waking up to the sunshine streaming in and the birds singing in the trees.

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Enough About You, Let’s Talk About Me

by Kim April 10, 2014

When we travel internationally and meet other Americans they are travelers too. They tend to understand why we are out exploring the world. Now that we are back in the states there are less people who get it and more who ask us how we are surviving. They want details.

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30 lessons from three years of blogging

by Kim February 4, 2014

30 important lessons I’ve learned from three years of blogging.

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How To Decide To Say Yes or No

by Kim January 27, 2014

It was hard to decide if we should take the job we’d been offered. Were we willing to leave SE Asia early, abandon our travels and work for someone else again? The answer, ultimately, was yes. And here’s why: It all boils down to a piece of advice I heard a few months ago about how to decide to say yes or no.

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What a year it’s been

by Kim December 12, 2013

I rang in 2013 at a palace in Jaisalmer, India, huddled around a bonfire underneath a dark desert sky. Music thumped from the dance floor. When midnight arrived fireworks exploded above me and I raised my head to watch.

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A Year Ago I Left My Job

by Kim April 29, 2013

One year ago I left my job (and income) behind, scared to death but hopeful that following the truth that beat inside my chest was real and meaningful and deserved attention.

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To be outdoors

by Kim July 23, 2012

Since I left my cubicle job for a life of writing and traveling I spend my time outdoors. I know dusk in a way I haven’t known dusk since I was a child. I know mid-afternoon heat and evening thunderstorms. I know the value of being outdoors.

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