“I quit my dream job to pursue the Nordic lifestyle” by Loppy Walton

“I quit my dream job to pursue the Nordic lifestyle” by Loppy Walton

I had spent years training for my job, and finally my dream was a reality. I was working professionally as a goldsmith in my hometown of Birmingham in the UK. The hours were long and the work was tedious but the results were worth it, I could make perfect tiny replicas of tree frogs and [...]

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My Favorite Places to Eat, Sleep and Beach in Bocas Del Toro, Panama

My Favorite Places to Eat, Sleep and Beach in Bocas Del Toro, Panama

I am just a Hippie Island girl at heart, and nothing has ever made that more apparent than my stay in Bocas del Toro, Panama this month.  My heart felt so full as we first arrived on the Caribbean side of the mainland in Almirante.  It was the first time I'd seen the Caribbean!  We [...]

Happily “Homeless”

Happily “Homeless”

It's funny how it's taken all of 840 days, 4 continents and 31 countries plus a visit to California for certain things to REALLY set in.  Sometimes you're moving so fast you don't realize the full gravity of what you're experiencing.  Have you ever been there?  I have...recently, quite a bit. I've spent many days [...]

Unforeseen costs of long-term travel (and why I don’t care)

Unforeseen costs of long-term travel (and why I don’t care)

One of my personal heroes, Elizabeth Gilbert, said "To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice," and she wasn't kidding.  Traveling is expensive, and not just for your bank account, but I agree with Liz.  It is all worth it.  I've given up a lot to travel, to keep following my dream to see every [...]

I’ve been to 33 Countries in the last 2.5 years, here are my favorites (so far)..

I’ve been to 33 Countries in the last 2.5 years, here are my favorites (so far)..

Outside of the question "Aren't you scared traveling all alone?!"  (No, but I was at first.  You toughen up pretty quick out there in the world!)  The next most frequent question I'm asked is: "What's your favorite country?  You must have one, right?!" I feel like I disappoint people, more often than not, when I [...]

Part 1: American Wino in Africa (and five South African wineries not to miss)

Part 1: American Wino in Africa (and five South African wineries not to miss)

I'll admit it, I have "wino" in my blood, and sometimes it shows- particularly during my time in South Africa. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love a good wine tasting (or five), but I'm never one to call myself an expert.  Just to share something embarrassing, but telling: I only learned [...]

Weekends away on the Western Cape (and how to satisfy a grounded traveler) 

Weekends away on the Western Cape (and how to satisfy a grounded traveler) 

I have to admit...after traveling around the world the past year and a half, constantly being on the go and experiencing newness, I have found myself addicted to the thrill of moving around.  It's a high unlike any other that brings on a special type of bliss.  Travel is- among a million other things- addicting. [...]