Chill, we’re just showing you our highlight reel

our highlight reel - Amy in colorado

Why do people continuously forget that everything we put on the internet is…curated? When people are sad, jealous, or envious because of what they see on social media these days, they’re forgetting we are ONLY showing the highlight reel of our life. The awesome, the amazing, the great part of our days. But you’re forgetting the […]

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 […]

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. […]

Unique perspective: Being an Asian American female around foreigners in Thailand

Unique Perspective: asian american female around foreigners in thailand

After being in Thailand for a month, there have been some things I’ve experienced as a female and more specifically, an Asian American female. I love Thailand – the country, the people. They are kind, warm, and generous. It’s no wonder they’re always at the top of the list for hospitality when it comes to visitors. […]

My journey to becoming a digital nomad

the first step is the hardest

It can be anything – moving to a new city,  switching majors in college, getting married or  switching careers. You’re trying to live life differently or thinking about making a major change. First, you dream about it. Then you start to think and ponder the idea more. Mull it over & over. It seems daunting. […]

How to let go + live a more meaningful life

Before I officially decided to move forward being an independent contractor, I had a Soulful Session with a fabulous wild woman named Iris Barzen. We discussed the decision I was facing along with my fears and goals. We shared the past and present while I shared my hopes for the future. One thing I revealed was the daunting task […]

Why you should follow your personal legend

follow your personal legend

What happens when you follow your personal legend? When you go after what you want? You get it. Dun dun dun…. I resigned from my IT consulting position and quit climbing the corporate ladder. I am an independent contractor and my current ongoing project allows me to work + travel — ultimately being location-independent! Guess the current […]

Want to be a better or smarter traveler? Here are 4 ways to help!

are you a stupid traveler? here's 4 ways to tell

There are a few things that travelers do or don’t do that really gets my knickers in a twist. I know. There’s many ways to travel and see the world. Call us tourists, travelers, backpackers, flashpackers, nomads, whatever! There’s just some things that I do and don’t recommend doing if you’re exploring the whole wide […]

End of Friends – a break up of sorts

+ So…I’m not sure what’s going on but life has been…stale. Maybe it’s because of the zonky full moon this week + Friday the 13th and Mercury Retrograde. I’ve definitely been feeling off-balance. A little anti-social and self-isolating. I binged watched Orange is the New Black but who hasn’t? I reflected the past few weeks about my […]

Mercury Retrograde: stay stuck & you’re fuqed

Mercury Retrograde is coming up! If you have any interest in astrology and the way our mystical planets work, then you know that Mercury Retrograde comes about 3x a year and it is when the planet appears to slows down, and appears to stop (station) and move backward (retrograde). It’s an optical illusion, since there is […]