Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Be Still and Know

Be Still and Know

My new mantra after attending a meditation retreat  with Thich Nhat Hanh is … BE STILL AND KNOW This mantra is a reminder to me to slow down, be still, be quiet, be present, be mindful, breath …  and I will gain a deeper understanding of myself and others, cultivating compassion and happiness. In times when I fell […]

Overcoming Fear – Meet Plan GO! 2012

Overcoming Fear – Meet Plan GO! 2012

My father says that I have never met a stranger. I suppose he is right. I love meeting new people and I can talk to anyone, an innate ability that has served me well as a traveler. Life on the road is full of chance and brief encounters with truly remarkable people. By not being […]

Global Lives Global Gala – Come Meet Your Neighbors

Global Lives Global Gala – Come Meet Your Neighbors

Step out of your world and join me and other globally minded individuals for an exciting evening of global experiences at the Global Lives Global Gala in San Francisco this Thursday, November 1oth! Global Lives will be celebrating 7 years of engaging, educating and inspiring audiences to rethink what it means to be a global citizen. […]

Meet, Plan, Go! Take a career break!

Meet, Plan, Go! Take a career break!

If you read this blog and have ever thought “I wish I could travel as much as Kelly does” … YOU CAN! Long term travel is a more realistic goal than you might think and a career break can actually be beneficial to your career. Having just returned from my second year long career break […]

Help me save the planet!!!

Help me save the planet!!!

I have the opportunity to increase the possibility of a sustainable future for our planet. Today I will join Infinity, 120 ft sailing expedition vessel that is setting sail for Vanuatu on July 6th. The mission of Infinity Expeditions is to promote global awareness, understanding and collaboration, real-world problem solving of environmental issues and choices impacting our […]

Guy Walks Across America

Guy Walks Across America

Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation

Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation

I recently joined a MEETUP group in San Francisco created specifically for travel enthusiasts. I love being in the company of others who like me, suffer from a bad case of wanderlust. The group meets a couple of times a month to discuss travel related books and lectures. At last night’s Meetup I had the […]

Fire Jumping – Chaharshanbeh Souri

Fire Jumping – Chaharshanbeh Souri

My mom taught me not to play with fire, but she never said I could not jump over it. So when my Persian friend invited me to go fire jumping, I said…WHY NOT?! March 16th was Chaharshanbeh Souri, an ancient Zoroastrian tradition celebrated annually the Tuesday night preceding the Spring Equinox and the beginning of […]

AFAR

AFAR

A new travel magazine recently launched in San Francisco. AFAR is a different kind of travel magazine that guides and inspires those who travel the world seeking to connect with its people, experience their cultures, and understand their perspectives. “Through my travels, I have learned that it is not the physical surroundings or the iconic […]

Where the Hell is Matt?

Where the Hell is Matt?

Matt may be a bad dancer but he is a clever one.Where the Hell is Matt?I found this video to be very moving and I am inspired to come up with a creative way to fund future travels! There are so many places that I have not visited, so many cultures I need to experience, […]

Van-Tastic Adventures

Van-Tastic Adventures

A chance to go back down under? The wanderlust in me reckons that would be FAN-VAN-TASTIC!!! Nicole and I have applied for the Van-Tastic Adventures contest sponsored by World Nomads Travel Insurance. CHECK OUT OUR FANTASTIC VAN-TASTIC VIDEO! Also, you can vote for our video through this link under the discussion tab. VOTE FOR OUR […]

How can I get paid to travel???

This is the question I ask myself each day as I search for an escape from the confines of my cubicle. After being blessed with the freedom to travel the world for a year, going back to the 9-5 has been about as much fun for as watching FOX News on a Friday night with […]

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