What no one told me about becoming a digital nomad

What no one told me about becoming a digital nomad

By Travis Bennett, Nomad Stack (http://www.nomadstack.com) The digital nomad lifestyle is all rather exciting. You just need your laptop and an internet connection and you can work from anywhere in the world. It’s no wonder there’s more and more people taking the leap themselves. Grabbing street food lunches in Ho Chi Minh. Pulling an all-nighter […]

Where are you planning to travel in 2017?

2017 travel plans generic dreams

With the new year starting, I’m expecting many of you have exciting travel plans for 2017. Here are some of my travel plans this year: The Philippines PJ and I are heading to the Philippines in February. I am especially stoked because this is my first trip to the PI. We will be in Manila because […]

Farewell 2016, it’s been great….

generic dreams digital nomad

What a year. 2016. It’s been another crazy & busy year – filled with adventures, misadventures, ups & downs. Many events this year rocked the world. I’m a bit glad I wasn’t the only one feeling like I live on a roller coaster. To summarize 2016: Places I’ve lived or visited in 2016:  + California […]

Generic Dreams updates

hawaii

Some updates on Generic Dreams and my life… I’ve got a confession to make. I’ve finally got a home. Yes, a place that I’m staying at – for awhile. That place is….Hawaii! Why Hawaii? During my nomadic journey, I always thought about where I’d end up or what place would be somewhere that I’d want […]

Greetings 2016!

the first step is the hardest

In the blink of an eye, 2015 is over. I feel like it was only yesterday that I was spending Christmas and New Years 2015 in California. I feel like I have so much planned & nothing planned for 2016. There’s a lot of personal goals and plans for adventures but nothing set in stone. […]

2015 in retrospect

stairway to heaven

2015…what a WILD and EPIC ride. It was so full of ups and downs that I’m not sure why I haven’t heaved over the side of the railing yet. I reread my 2014 in retrospect post as well as my Welcome 2015 post and oh…so much to share! Places I’ve lived or visited in 2015: […]

Why I won’t get bored of travel

Why I won't get bored of travel

“Won’t you get bored of travel?” is one of the top questions most people ask frequent travelers and anybody with a strong sense of wanderlust. I used to be a little afraid of that. Getting bored or finding that travel no longer stimulated my senses like it used to. I was always a little worried […]

Sharing a comfortable silence

sharing a comfortable silence

Usually when people talk about connecting with someone, it’s through conversation. You talk, they respond. It goes back and forth like a game of ping pong for awhile. Deep + intimate conversations are cool. They work. But sometimes, it’s also silence. When you are comfortable enough with someone to just – Shut. The. Fuck. Up. […]

Why hello there 2015!

2015 - what do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

2015! For the first time, I am away from “home” on the East coast and celebrating the new year in sunny California with family. Looking back on 2014, it was much better (easier) than 2013. Wasting no time, in the second day of the new year, I am flying out and living in Thailand for a […]

2014 in retrospect

2014 in retrospect - malta

2014 is coming to a close and while the first half of my year was relatively quiet and unassuming. I focused on my blog & trying to balance the life I was living with the life I wanted to live. Then BAM! Suddenly, the months rolled in with massive change and upheaval. I felt like I […]

What are you running away from?

What am I running away from?

  I talk to people about travel sometimes a lot. My love for it. My sense of wanderlust. I’m curious about where people have been & eager to hear their travel experiences. I’m always planning my next destination and deciding where to go next. When people hear the term “digital nomad” – they usually think of […]

Why I won’t travel with a boyfriend again

why i will never travel with a boyfriend again

Wanna know why I won’t travel with a boyfriend again? Ok, maybe “never” is a bit too strong of a word but  I made the mistake of  traveling. With a boyfriend. A PHOTOGRAPHER boyfriend. We’ll call him Mr. Fantastic.  + Mr. Fantastic and I were together for  about 2 – 2.5 years. Of course we traveled together. […]

2941: celebrating the 28th birthday

+ My sun sign is a TAURUS so of course…I had to celebrate my 28th birthday with good wine, food + my fabulous friends. Earlier in the day – I celebrated with my friend Linda by having afternoon tea@The Ritz Carlton. We got to the restaurant an hour early to enjoy cocktail hour while each of […]

Afternoon Tea at Ritz Carlton Tysons

Afternoon Tea It was my 28th birthday and I celebrated it in two ways! The first was high tea or afternoon tea at Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner Hotel with my chickadee Linda (who I introduced here). We arrived at 3 pm and quickly seated + given menus. After looking at the three different tea experiences, Linda suggested […]

Why lifelong learning rocks

My motto: EVOLVE or EVAPORATE.  \\ Those are your two options to surviving + making it today. Either you evolve + grow OR you are outgrown + rendered obsolete. Extinct. I’m a BIG fan of lifelong learning + self-improvement. Whether it is in the traditional sense of finishing school, reading books to quench your thirst […]

Give a damn. Many damns.

+ Why you should give a damn. About something. Anything. My first post was all about identifying + exploring your passions. This second part will explain about making choices and taking control — of your life to live with passion. Like I wrote before, most people are working to live. This is ass–backwards. Seriously. Everybody wants […]

What are YOU passionate about?

What are your passions? It took me quite some time but I’ve  finally figured out my passions.  Better late than never, I say! It was not easy – in fact it was like pulling out my wisdom tooth without any sedatives. I was working full-time at a consulting company and feeling like a part of […]