25 Reflections: Leaving

We left Kaysersberg today. Last night we had dinner and then walked through the village one last time to say goodbye. We said goodbye to the cuckoo clock shop, the 500 year-old bridge, Albert Schweitzer’s house, the gingerbread store, the castle, the bakery, the charming asymmetrical white house, the cookie store, the village cat who…

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25 Reflections: Releasing Attachment to Outcomes

I’m a planner. For our France adventure we have done a lot of mini-trips in the middle of our big trip, and all of it has taken a lot of planning. I have done a lot of research, made a lot of itineraries, and–importantly–used my imagination to envision how we would spend our time. The…

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25 Reflections: Shedding

The past many months have been a marvelous adventure. But here’s the thing about adventures: Unless you want to spend the entire time being a miserable pack horse, you have to travel light. In the years leading up to our time in France, I began to fancy myself as something of a minimalist. I got…

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Kauai Helicopter Tour Photo Story

Get a glimpse into our Kauai helicopter tour experience! This is my first real photo story–a story told entirely with photos and videos.

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Your Word of the Year: It’s not too late to choose one!

A few years ago, I decided to abandon the idea of making resolutions in favor of choosing a word of the year. I was inspired when I read that Melinda Gates makes it a tradition to choose a word each year that “encapsulates her aspirations for the year ahead.” To me, choosing a single word…

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