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Meet Gigi Griffis: writer, world traveler and Swiss expat

by Kim July 9, 2014

I’m pleased to introduce you all to Gigi Griffis. Gigi is a writer, world traveler and Swiss Expat who has just released a book about traveling Italy like a local. Read on to hear about how she supports her location independent lifestyle and what it’s like traveling the world with a dog!

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Lately. Scenes from Acadia National Park.

by Kim July 3, 2014

This time, I have tried to face the stress head on, to meet the discomfort, concern and the anxiety at the door, to swing the door wide open before it even knocks. I am trying to do the brave thing, to ask the hard questions. But I am filled with doubt.

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It is all real life

by Kim June 24, 2014

We drove and drove. The traffic thinned. The trees grew dense and billowing, so green and alive in the sunshine. Hours passed. We got hungry and pulled off at the first exit we came to. It was the exit for Sandy Hook, the home of the 2012 school shootings, where 26 people, mostly first grade children, were gunned down in their classrooms during the morning announcements.

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Little Talbot Island, Florida

by Kim June 11, 2014

Some cities/towns/campsites/shit holes we love and others we can’t leave fast enough. And we never really know what we’re getting in to until we arrive. Sometimes that works against us and sometimes, like now, we are delightfully surprised.

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Searching for the manatee

by Kim June 8, 2014

Searching for the manatee. In the saltwater marshes that surround Little Talbot Island there is only one subject, one star, an elusive manatee.

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Losing Bear

by Kim June 2, 2014

Two weeks ago we lost our sweet dog Bear.

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Win a $50 Amazon gift card: Sign up for the So Many Places Newsletter. (Plus other announcements).

by Kim May 28, 2014

I’ve got lots of announcements this month and the biggest is the launch of the So Many Places Newsletter. Sign up to receive the newsletter and you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift certificate!

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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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The things I did(n’t) do in Nashville, Tennessee

by Kim May 15, 2014

We might not have done Nashville the right way but it was good enough for me. See, when you live in a tent an overpriced hotel by the highway feels like The Ritz. It’s all about perspective my friends.

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Our new home: The SylvanSport GO camping trailer

by Kim May 12, 2014

We are the proud new (albeit temporary) owners of a SylvanSport GO camping trailer because SylvanSport signed on as a sponsor of the Get Out More Tour. Yay!!!

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An interview with Warren and Betsy of Married with Luggage about their new book

by Kim May 8, 2014

Traveling couple Warren and Betsy Talbot have had an exciting year. For one thing, they’ve just bought a house in Spain. And their new book, Married with Luggage, launched recently to quite a bit of fanfare. I had the pleasure of interviewing them about their relationship, their new book, and their self-publishing experience.

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God in India

by Kim May 4, 2014

The story it took me over a year to tell this story about the most amazing person I met in India.

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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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Stuck on Wasatch Mountain

by Kim April 6, 2014

The plan was to visit Bryce Canyon National Park. But, friends, we are still in the midst of The Never-Ending Winter and it is cold outside. Camping in below-freezing temperatures and snowstorms does nothing for me. So we’ve changed our plans.

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Reporting from the other side of our first presentation (WE SURVIVED!). Plus, a visit to Arches National Park.

by Kim March 31, 2014

It’s been just over a week since we hit the road. We’re at the beginning of a brand new adventure and I’m not sure how I feel. On one hand I feel a bit crazy because of the driving, the camping, the packing and unpacking, the wild moving around. It’s a bit of an effort to find my chi.

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