I cleaned out the fridge, mom.

I cleaned out the fridge, mom.

Those were the last words I said to my mother as she died. “I cleaned out the fridge, mom.” She passed away almost three months ago – a few days after my post about her going into hospice care and just over a year after my post about her terminal diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. I […]

A fond farewell.

A fond farewell.

  A little over a year ago I was sitting with my mother during her first chemotherapy treatment for pancreatic cancer. Today, I find myself sitting with my mother again – this time next to what will most likely be her deathbed. As was expected, the chemotherapy treatments eventually stopped working and my mother made […]

Guiding the Way

Guiding the Way

There is always that one person on most every group travel trip. You know… “the one.” They often exhibit one or more of the following characteristics: An exhausting personality or offensive sense of humor. The embodiment of the crass and entitled (North) American tourist stereotype. Talking your ear off at dinner, all the while complaining about […]

The Buddy System

The Buddy System

I’m sitting next to my mother as she receives her first round of chemotherapy treatment. I can honestly say that as I was flitting around the world on our grand 6-month adventure, a chemotherapy clinic is just about the last place I imagined I’d end up upon my return home. We were in Thailand just a couple […]

Why travel?

Why travel?

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous Today is the big day! Our adventure of traveling the world for 6 months begins. Glenn actually left a couple of days ago to visit the town he grew up in – Bishop, California. Today I’m headed to Napa Valley […]

At a crossroads

At a crossroads

Glenn quit his job recently. He’s often fantasized about quitting his job in a blaze of glory. But this was a calculated step in a much larger plan we have to push the pause button on our daily grind. By becoming unemployed Glenn has helped create the space in our lives where magic is going happen. You […]