I was out for a walk in the backwaters near Kottayam when I found these kids cooling off in the canals. They were super eager to show off their dives and back flips for my camera!
Where have you met some fun kids?
I lived in a teepee in the forest for 2 nights, listening to a shaman playing the didgeridoo and beatboxing Buddhist philosophy simultaneously. I fasted for 2 days and huddled around the bonfire in bewildered awe, watching strange people dancing with large snakes and chanting in Amazonian languages. Northern California is pretty wild. I'm getting a very authentic experience being the curious nomad that I am out here.
This blog was initially started due to my love of travel, hence the name, and this year I really want to get back to my roots; to inspire each and every one of you to travel, expose yourself to new cultures, be humbled, get out of your comfort zone, do something that scares you, make that dream destination a reality. Since travel can often times seem incredibly daunting, logistically and financially, I’ve decided to share my budget breakdown of each trip I take in 2018 along with my itineraries! You can always find a reason why you shouldn’t go... I plan on inspiring you to find all the reasons why you should! #nomadluxuries
No matter how bad the business is, I believe there are people who will still prefer flipping through newspapers and magazines over reading them online. 😌 So let me have a sip of water first while waiting. 😂
I’m on week 2 of my #52listsforhappiness journal entry and this time it’s about listing the routines in my personal life and work. Either I’m not living it up to my “list” potential or my routine is pretty boring, I was only able to list 6 items each for my personal life and work 😬 (#itiswhatitis 🤷🏻♀️) The •take action• task is to circle all of the routines that bring me joy and what about the routines that bring me joy. I circled 4 from personal life and 2 from work. One circled item I’d like to share is about my 4am gym session with my personal trainer Phil (@fitevolve180). I’m by no mean an early riser, or at least that’s what I thought till 2 years ago. My current work assignment is located an hour away from home and our work day starts at 6.30am daily. I’ve tried working out after work but after spending almost 10 hours at work coupled with the additional two hours RT drive and depending on how smooth or crazy my work day is, I’m rarely consistent on what mood I show up to the training session. I asked Phil if he’d be willing to train me at 4am before I head out to work. As expected, and like any normal sane person would respond, it was a “heck no” at first. A week later, he warmed up to the idea and said we’d try it for a week. We set ground rules, only on midweek so he can sleep in on Monday and I could use some extra hours too post my late Sunday drive ins. Two years later, we’re now training five days a week at 4am. Regardless of how grumpy we were when we show up to the gym, we’d both end up out of the funk an hour later. When we have to cancel any sessions, I’d be so bummed because having gym session in the morning always put me in a productive mood at work. Jittery at times, but ish get done! I’m so grateful to have found a personal trainer whose also a (free) therapist, (paid) nutritionist, that big brother I never had and that one best friend I’d tell all of my dirtiest lil secrets to 🤭🤫 Investing in a personal trainer is one of the best investments I’ve made for myself. The work we do indoors got me outdoors hiking every weekend 🏔🙌🏽 #52listsproject#whatmakesyouhappy
Eat local, eat right.
I'm finding that it typically isn't hard to find good food when you travel as long as you're willing to try new things.
Stepping just outside the Hilton Hawaiian Village certainly isn't an expedition into the unknown, but going to @goofy.hi is easily one of my favorite things to do when we're in Hawaii! 🌺