Find what you need in unexpected places

Everyone is searching for meaning these days and I am no exception. People are beginning to recognize the need to slow down and find a deeper, more meaningful connection in their day-to-day lives. More people are going to yoga, attending meditation retreats and reading more self-help books. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have, Read More

Finding Compassion

Within the first twenty minutes of our seventh Workaway in Warkworth, New Zealand, I was put in charge of an entire retail store. I’ve never worked retail in my life and all of sudden I was all alone and in charge of the whole shop. Luckily, I’ve spent a majority of my life “faking it, Read More

Sacred Space while traveling

Travel can be overwhelming. You’re out of your normal routine, jet lag wears you down and the airlines don’t make it easy for us. It can be very hard to maintain balance and a sense of peace. Our last blog post was about Taming the Ugly Ego and the fact that it rears it’s, Read More

Ugly Ego Australia

The ugly ego!! It rears it’s ugly head in and out of our lives and never gives up!!  The ego reminds me of the time we witnessed a traditional Spanish bullfight. During the course of the fight, the bull was impaled in the middle of his back by multiple banderillas (barbed sticks). At one, Read More

Traveling is a privilege

Ahhh….how we love India and Sri Lanka. The people are incredible, the food is delicious, and the culture is vibrant. However, these countries are just as challenging as they are beautiful. It’s not always easy traveling long-term and some countries are tougher to travel to than others. During this trip, we learned that traveling, Read More

Ashram in India

Ever since I read Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, ages ago, I’ve been intrigued by ashrams. If you read the book, you know Elizabeth is in a deep depression and existential crisis after a nasty divorce. She travels to Italy to eat, India to pray at an ashram and Bali to find love., Read More

Markets in India Devaraja Market

India is a very interesting place. The markets in India are no different. Visiting markets in other countries (Spain for example) is one of our favorite things to do while traveling. You can learn so much about people and culture by what they buy and sell on a daily basis. India is a Beautiful Mess, Read More

Strange things in India

India can be a real culture shock and that’s a huge understatement!! First off, I believe everyone should travel to India at least once in their lifetime. This crazy magical country will change your life in so many ways. Here are four strange and difficult things we witnessed while traveling through India.

Elephants in India

We’re currently in India and I had my first encounter with the sacred Indian Elephant. During this encounter, I was able to get so close to the elephant, it actually sneezed on me. At first, one might think that would be really cool to get close enough to an elephant to get sneezed on., Read More

Beautiful Mess that is India

After thirty-eight hours of travel, five airports, four countries and five different airplanes, we finally made it to India. I have to admit before leaving on this trip, my anxiety was through the roof. We were leaving the comforts of the Western World for the unknown complexities of India.  This is a story of, Read More