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To kiss the world

by Kim January 7, 2014

I want my focus for 2014 to be about nurturing that unshakable core within. That is my resolution for this New Year.

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Happy Holidays from Vietnam

by Kim December 25, 2013

Happy holidays from Vietnam!

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We’re in hot and honking Vietnam

by Kim December 20, 2013

Everyone has their place in the world and Asia is mine. I just love this part of the globe. I love the foreign-ness of the culture, how it forces me to stay on my toes and in the moment. I love taking my shoes off at the door. I love the men sleeping on their motorcycles. I love the street food.

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My FAQ guide on walking the Camino de Santiago is now available!

by Kim December 18, 2013

I’ve put together an FAQ PDF that can be downloaded for only $1.99. My hope is that this PDF will answer all of the questions you have about walking the Camino de Santiago and will hopefully inspire you to take the journey yourself.

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Eurail for couples. Everything you need to know.

by Kim December 17, 2013

Brian and I just wrapped up an epic tour of Europe by train with eurail.com. The fun started in Barcelona, Spain and ended five weeks later in Budapest, Hungary. Learn everything you need to know about touring Europe by train.

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Three months of Life On Fire

by Kim December 15, 2013

Life On Fire is now available in PDF! In the three months since its launch, the book has been simmering, slowly making the rounds and falling into the hands of those who need to read it. I can see it as it winds its way through this community of dreamers, touching those of us that keep marching forward towards the things that matter most in our lives.

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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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Prague is a dark fairy tale

by Kim December 11, 2013

The churches and castles of Prague embody my deepest childhood nightmares where Grimm’s fairy tales come to life. There are back-alley puppet shops and a Medieval chiming astronomical clock from 1410. A skeleton, the figure of death, rings a bell to mark each hour.

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Braving Berlin

by Kim December 9, 2013

So we finally ventured out into Berlin. It was snowing and cold and I still didn’t want to get out of my pajamas, but I figured I’d be pretty disappointed in myself if the only thing I saw of the city was the subway, the grocery store, and the four white walls of the apartment we rented. So out we stepped into the snow to see the sights of this massive city.

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Going nowhere

by Kim December 5, 2013

I hit a travel wall in Amsterdam and have yet to peel myself out of the pancake position. We’re in Berlin now. We arrived on a blistery cold day. A heavy wind is whipping down the streets of this massive city. The sun sets before 4 p.m.

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Travel wall: Amsterdam edition

by Kim December 1, 2013

We’re in Amsterdam and I’ve hit a travel wall. Amsterdam is a great city but it’s crowded. Yesterday we took a walk into the city center and I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. There was too much humans/bicycles/coffee/beer/drugs/bagels/shot glasses/dildos/scarves/you name it.

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Thanksgiving

by Kim November 28, 2013

Last year Brian and I spent Thanksgiving in Puerto Natales, Chile. We’d just returned from walking the W in Torres del Paine National Park. It was snowing. We tromped through the icy streets to the only brewpub in town and, finding it closed, walked across the empty square looking for a place to have dinner.

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Belgium stands for beer

by Kim November 25, 2013

I drank Trappist beers most of the day. My favorite was Chimay. Brian drank the Lambix Doux and the Kasteel Red. We both liked the Trappist Rochefort. Brian lost his mind over the Cossendonk Christmas Ale. To be fair we rarely meet a beer we don’t like.

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On kindness

by Kim November 25, 2013

Walking away from lunch, Brian and I began talking about all of the kindness we have been shown by complete strangers over this year and a half of traveling. Before we left, before we’d traveled much, we had genuine concerns about our safety. You turn on the television or open the paper and you’d think that humans only do despicable things.

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The unplanned things

by Kim November 22, 2013

We were freezing so we bought scarves. And then we bought mulled wine to warm our hands and bellies. We walked arm in arm, telling childhood Christmas stories and daydreaming about the Christmases in our future.

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Where famous people go when they die

by Kim November 21, 2013

We set out today to explore Paris by foot. We spent hours roaming through the Pere Lachaise cemetery where Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde are buried. We warmed ourselves inside of the Cathedral of Notre Dame (850 years old this year). We held hands on the bridge of love locks while searching unsuccessfully for one with our names on it.

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