With iconic members like John Goddard, I thought it would be an impossibility that I would EVER speak on its honorable stage. Yet, I hoped. I wished. I dreamt. And then something amazing happened. I….yes, me….was asked to speak at The Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles.
During the 31 day solo bike trip across New Zealand, I totally Nomaded it and stayed in a number of places. I didn’t make any plans on where to stay or stop for the night. I had loose goals each day. Some mornings I made a reservation at a campground or backpacker (hostel). Some nights I just rolled in. I really winged most of it and it paid off.
A WEEK AS A NOMAD: A RAW VIEW OF SOLO VAN LIFE
“Taken straight from my daily journal, I’m opening up and getting real with you about what a week as a nomad is really like. And what van life is really all about. For two years I lived solo in a van while traveling around the US ….well almost alone, I also had my adventure dog India along with me. This journey changed my life. So come on, let’s crack this baby open, shall we, pages direct from my journal…”
When it came time to make my ford transit connect van into a home I had no clue where to start. With the help of my brother, we winged the transformation and lucked out. It only took a lot of blood, sweet, tears and beers for Jones to came to life as my….errr, sorry India..our home on the road.
I spent long days and long hours trying to find the perfect pee funnel. This is what I found and here is the truth behind a female urinary device aka pee funnel. What works and what doesn’t.
I've joined forces as a contributor with Women Who Explore to help share what solo adventure has taught me about life in hopes to inspire, dare, teach and empower other women
Today my family and I were told that my Granddad has only days to live. He's been in hospice for a while now and is a stubborn man who loves his family.
How does one find acceptance of failure while on the bike? Here's my recap.
I found that Kiwis have this innate talent for creating the perfectly executed poached style egg causing me to have a new found poached egg love affair and to never look at them quite the same.
The morning of my first day of the tour was magical, but led to magically bad! It was as if I had never done anything like this before. Oh wait, I hadn’t!
A bike tour can be overwhelming with training, gathering bike gear and financial preparations. Here are my 7 Tips for Traveling to New Zealand with a bike.
When I'm out on the road, all alone, I sometimes need a friend. That's why I created the Top 10 Rebel Girl Songs for Every Nomad!
90% of people have some sort of regret at the end of life. I don't want to be in that 90%, do you? There are things that I will never do and I'm okay with that. But there are things I MUST do before my death: bike solo across NZ, get married, be a mom, build a house for my family (with my own two hand from the ground up), bring empowerment to women, have a successful business, spin prayer wheels in the Himalayas, visit the Sahara Desert and much more. Don't forget the daily MUSTS: meditate, enjoy nature, be kind and loving to myself and others, 3 gratefuls, live life, love life!
I'm busy training and planning for my solo bike tour across both islands of New Zealand, Tour Aotearoa! I'm riding as much as I can (thanks to the nice weather!!), gathering gear, working with sponsors, raising money to finance the trip, booking plane tickets, planning routes, and making all sorts of plans. I'm even making plans incase I get hurt or die. I'm putting together my advance directives, which is pretty much a written document stating my medical treatments, my living will and power of attorney.