Hello my friends. How are you? Miss me? It' has been WAY too long, I know. After about two months away I am back. I have a ton of content in the works! But let's ease into it, okay?!?!? 

Before we get into the 'blood, sweat and tears' of it all I need to catch you up on a few things. First off....I'm BEYOND thrilled to announce that I was the very first winner of the Big Agnes Bob Swanson Memorial Grant!!! This jaw dropping news came to surface just before I left for New Zealand so I wasn't able to let ya'll know. But how amazing!!!

Without this grant I would have eaten beans and rice the entire tour....err....which I did eat a lot of these peasant pleasures but again, we'll get to that later. Below is a link to give you more details about Big Agnes, Bob Swanson and this amazing grant. 

Big Agnes Bob Swanson Memorial Grant

This is a reminder that dreams, adventures and grandness isn't accomplished alone. Thank you to my team, friends, family, support and YOU for helping make all this come true for me.

Van Life Podcast

Wanna know more about van life? How to get started? Finances? Vehicle? Where to camp? Where to pee? Then this is the podcast for you! Postcard Academy's "Where to go to the bathroom and other Van Life Tips and Essentials" gets down and totally dirty. Van lifers Jema Patterson and myself get real about our van life lives. This podcast was recorded just days after the tour in New Zealand and reveal a few tid bits you may not know already. Listen in and share with others.

"Where to go to the bathroom and other Van Life Tips and Essentials" Postcard Academy's Podcast

That's all for this week. I'll be back next Thursday, til then I hope you get a chance to explore, get outside or at least read about some epic adventures! 


Next Week

What goes into prepping for a 30 day self supported bike tour in a foreign country half way round the world? I'll get real, give tips, what to and especially what NOT to do when getting ready for such an epic event. Stay tuned! 

*Got questions about bike gear? International travel? Solo travel fears? Music playlists? Send them my way and make sure include them in the next few weeks posts.

Heart Shaped World

 Yes, this heart is from New Zealand and a LOT more to come!!! Remember to send in your heart photos so I can feature them here!!!

Yes, this heart is from New Zealand and a LOT more to come!!! Remember to send in your heart photos so I can feature them here!!!

Thanks for reading and thanks for sharing! Make sure to follow along on Instagram and Facebook!

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