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My Interview with one of the World’s Top Travel Influencers, Kate McCulley!

World traveler, blogger, and entrepreneur, Kate McCulley, is cool. And she is not just so because she was named by Forbes this year as one of the world’s top ten travel influencers (although that is uber cool), has traveled to over 70 countries (another cool-qualifying accolade) or has been ship wrecked in Indonesia (frankly that is just bad *ss). She’s cool because she has been…

Going back to Vietnam…and Southeast Asia

Giddy, joyful and wondrous of the adventures that await are the feelings I usually have when planning a trip. And while all of these sentiments are absolutely true of my upcoming August trip that brings me back to Southeast Asia, this time a few more feelings are surfacing. Note: I usually don’t look quite this fashionable while trip planning.…

Adventures in Being on a Reality Dating Show

It has been a long held dream of mine to be on a reality dating show (don’t judge :). I am not sure I can articulate why other than the idea of trying to find love while America watched seemed intriguing…which also led me to believe that anyone else willing to engage in the same…

Watch ME On NBC’s First Dates THIS FRIDAY!

  THIS FRIDAY, MAY 19TH, WATCH ME GO ON A BLIND DATE ON NBC’S NEW DATING SHOW, FIRST DATES!  8/7C ON NBC Watch the Official Preview Here! I am often told I need to video document my adventures more…so this Friday night I take that advice it to a whole new level when my first…

My Business Magazine Feature…24 Hours in My Life

This month I traveled into the pages of the locally lauded magazine called 425 Business! In their September issue (which sounds soooo fashionable) they highlighted 24 hours in my entrepreneurial life in a three page feature. Those who know me well may do a double take at my documented 7:03am rise time…clearly this was an…

A Trip and Life Cut Short

I should be in Vietnam right now.  But I am not. Instead I am home in Bellevue, WA. My return stateside was prompted by a fateful call I received in a coffee shop in Saigon just twelve days ago. On August 17th my dad died an unexpected and tragic accidental death at my parent’s house…

Adventures Stuck on an Elevator!

**Warning to reader:  This is not the most remarkable of life events, but I determined it was significant enough to warrant memorialization in a blog post. Warning complete. Onward.  ** One of the many great things about my little business…and about life…is the unexpected happenings that make somedays seem a bit like one of those “jack-in-the-box” toys. It starts out routine…

My 2015 Life in Review!

This is the third year that I have done a reflective blog spotlighting personal highlights of a year that has just come to pass.  Before starting this I went and googled whether I can now officially call it a “tradition.” Discussion boards varied referencing biblical definitions to how many times it takes to make a habit (21 times…

My 2014!

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. – Albert Einstein I found this quote yesterday on the Ritz Paris website.  I head to Paris next Monday, so I was visiting their site to see if the 2+ year remodel was finished and if I would have the pleasure of enjoying a “Serendipity” mixed…