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Six months on the road and thoughts on homesickness

by Kim November 14, 2012

It’s been six months since we left our home in Portland for a trip around the world. Here are my thoughts at the six-month mark, including the truth about homesickness.

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25 (more) quotes about chasing your dreams

by Kim October 7, 2012

I’ve kept a collection of my favorite quotes for over 15 years. I read (and add to) my quote book often, using it as a source of inspiration when I need a little kick in the pants. A year ago I published a post with 25 of my favorite quotes. I thought it was about time to add a few more to the collection that I’ve already shared with you. I hope you enjoy them.

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The little things are the big things. Plus, I’m scared. Plus, plus, it’s my birthday.

by Kim August 10, 2012

Brian and I are back in Portland now, catching up with friends and enjoying the good life for a few days. We fly to Ecuador in less than a week! Now that we are back in Oregon, friends have been asking what my favorite part of traveling throughout the U.S. has been. It’s a hard question to answer because Brian and I have done and seen so many things.

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On getting started

by Kim July 1, 2012

I know that Brian and I have months and even years of living this dream ahead of us. I know there will be bad days and major failures. But this is what I have learned: Starting is the hardest part.

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The end of days: my last week in a cubicle

by Kim May 14, 2012

Sweet freedom! I officially resigned from my job on Friday. A synopsis of my last week of work and a preview of what comes next.

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The gift that changes everything

by Kim May 6, 2012

Last week Brian and I received the most amazing gift and it has truly changed the way we are looking at our trip.

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The travelers commandments

by Kim April 29, 2012

As I get ready to leave on this great adventure, I wanted to create my own sacred text, a reminder of my personal ethos.

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Confessions of a soon-to-be nomad

by Kim April 15, 2012

36 days until departure: Confessions from a (slightly overwhelmed) soon-to-be nomad

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Say what you are

by Kim February 8, 2012

I have learned the power of saying what you are, even if you don’t feel worthy of the title.

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