About this blog
Oversharing on the internet since 2006
As far as I see it, fear is a global epidemic and, though wonderfully helpful when you’re being hunted by a large and toothy animal, it clouds the ability to see, experience, connect, love and surrender. This blog is a safe space for people who are tired of being scared.
Adventure to me is a vehicle for understanding myself and human nature through experiential learning. I believe that, somewhere in between the terror of fear and the exhilaration of adventure is a sweet spot for understanding the self, which is why I’ve sailed the Pacific, hiked up mountains and walked pilgrimages through dangerous countries. It’s also the sweet spot for masochism, but let’s not go into that.
This blog has been profiled in National Geographic Traveller, HelloGiggles.com and was one of Viator’s Top 25 Travel Blogs of 2015. Elizabeth Gilbert has called this blog “Right on the money, you guys, and very inspiring.”
I’ve been blogging since 2006 and a lot of exciting things have happened – the most interesting, perhaps, is my discovery that people often Google ‘Help! A gecko wants to kill me!,’ because I‘m accidentally in the #1 search spot for that particular crisis. Welcome, gecko victims. And welcome to everyone else. I hope you stick around a while.
And now for a little bit more about me, your author…