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All good things must come to a PAUSE

All good things must come to a PAUSE

“The party is over, skirt is home!” a friend teased me after learning I had returned to San Francisco after my second yearlong gallivant around the world. I assured him that in no way was the party over, that skirt just needed a power nap. I have no intention of ending my exploration of this […]

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. […]

Overheard at Meet, Plan, Go!

Overheard at Meet, Plan, Go!

“You mean to tell me there are people out there as crazy as you?” my father exclaimed in disbelief when learning about Meet, Plan, Go! Finding comfort in numbers, I was pleased to report that there are indeed at least 150 people in San Francisco (and 1100 Nationwide) that  should be put away with me if being crazy means following […]

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 […]

Riding the Winter Solstice Eclipse Storm of 2010

Riding the Winter Solstice Eclipse Storm of 2010

Check out my friend’s cool video of surfing the Pacific and Skiing the Sierra in the week leading up to the Winter Solstice Full Moon Total Eclipse 12/21/2010. A reminder of why I love the bay area and  there is still much fun to be had back home once I am done traveling!

What I will miss most while traveling …

What I will miss most while traveling …

The Dirty Dozen – the best girlfriends in the world!

So hard to say goodbye

So hard to say goodbye

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide A friend of mine shared this quote with me that that beautifully captures the trade-off that comes with long-term travel; the comforts and habits of home that one must give up in order to claim a nomadic existence on the […]

San Francisco Ferry Building – 8:00 A.M Monday Morning

San Francisco Ferry Building – 8:00 A.M Monday Morning

“Bread is for the birds!” screeched the hot pink lips two feet to my left. The old woman is dressed peculiarly in a red tattered dress, knee high striped socks, and a white hoodie soiled from the streets. The compassionate father and his son retreat quickly with their bag of leftover ACME sourdough bread in […]

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 […]

Blue Waters Kayak – Tomales Bay

Blue Waters Kayak – Tomales Bay

“It’s not a matter of if” I told Spencer, “but rather when I will be tipping over our kayak just for the fun of it!” With a nervous laugh he replied, “Very funny Kel,” knowing me well enough to be moderately concerned. Halfway over the Golden Gate Bridge, the morning fog parted, giving way to […]

A Beautiful Day in San Francisco

A Beautiful Day in San Francisco

Yesterday was unseasonably warm, a real summer day in San Francisco. Mark Twain would have been surprised. Eager to be outdoors, my best friend and I took off on our bikes racing through the Panhandle and Golden Gate Park, my heart was happy at the sight of the glistening Pacific ahead. We abandoned our bikes […]

Buddhist Chants

Buddhist Chants

Last week I decided to drop into the San Francisco Buddhist Center, where I have attended meditation classes in the past. I was excited to learn that a class was just starting as it was Sangha Night (Sangha is the Buddhist word for spiritual community). The class started of a 25 minute group meditation followed […]

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