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90 Spontaneous Days Around The World : When we believe the best about ourselves

March 6, 2014 I’ve heard about Bali my whole life and it seemed like an exotic place only other people would visit. But today, I’m going to set foot there. There were a million reasons to not go. To stay stuck in fear. To pull back, especially in the face of so much pain and […]

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90 Spontaneous Days Around The World : Killing my own spiders

March 2, 2014 Seloliman Nature Reserve, Java The jungle hikes at Seloliman will stay in my imagination forever. So much to inspire. The great variety of life…the beauty of the wild. I thank God for waist-deep hikes in this jungle. Swallowed in nature, I’m blessed to experience the aliveness of an exotic world. A world […]

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90 Spontaneous Days Around The World : How to discover your passions in the face of catastrophe

“the truth I ‘d been running from was so strong, it was as big as the promise of the coming day…” My roommate Hannah and I sleepwalked into our clothes. Together with our traveling companions, we piled in five jeeps to take the dizzying, nighttime drive to summit Mt. Bromo. I sat in the far […]

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90 Spontaneous Days Around The World : It all started with a taxi ride…

On what would have been my twenty-eighth anniversary, February 14, 2014, Kelud erupted, a volcano 175 miles to the east of Yogyakarta. I learned of the deadly details of the eruption on my return to Jakarta, where I prayed for the victims and hoped for the best with my travels. Borobudur and Prambanan temples closed […]

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90 Spontaneous Days Around The World: #1 travel myth of a woman traveling alone

When I left her in Melbourne, Dee said that the world is my oyster. It was wonderful to hear, but I had yet to believe it. One world had ended and my new world had yet to begin. I was between worlds… Feb. 19, 2014 – Arrive Sydney, Australia – Rothwell Guest House, Glebe Glebe […]

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Come away with me to a sacred Indonesian temple buried for thousands of years…then rediscovered

I’ve partnered with Peter Bentley and Herman Beeftink as the screenwriter for some documentary videos for Intrepid Travel. This is one of my favorites in the series. Thank you for letting me share it with you. We travel just outside of the Kingdom of Yogyakarta on the island of Java in Indonesia to visit–among other places–Prambanan and Borobudur […]

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When you see the Southern Cross for the first time…

Where have I been? Around the world, in ninety days. A research trip for a screenplay that was supposed to be five weeks long where I traveled to Australia and Indonesia turned into so much more. Thanks for your patience while I was away. I’m in the process of understanding all the changes that I’ve […]

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