Momentum, says my dictionary, is impetus gained by movement. We learned the essence of it in high school physics, when we were taught that a body in motion stays in motion...
No one knows what to expect. From a distance, the brash sounds of approaching footfalls can be heard. Each heavy step makes the stone floor seem to reverberate with a dark intent of…well…something.
Lia Krantz was the only one in her family who was not into cooking. Her mother is a caterer, her brother owns a restaurant, and both sisters cook for large organizations.
"I love the relaxed pace of life in Cuenca," says Aubree Sorteberg. Having lived in Cuenca since 2013, Aubree still finds the laidback way of living to be the most endearing quality of this city, located in the heart of the Andean mountains...
When I told people, I was selling everything I owned, leaving behind my teaching career and moving to Thailand, I heard, “No you’re not,” “You can’t”…and even, desperate pleas of “Don’t do it, you’re making a mistake.”
In 2001, I was eager to leave my corporate job. After several decades of “fighting the good fight,” that kind of work had become monotonous and fatiguing.
I've been traveling non-stop for nearly four years now, blogging for almost two. In that time, I've seen more than 50 countries over four continents.Because of my blog I've been able to explore the nature of the Azores Islands of Portugal, trek the mountains of Nepal, watch the sunrise over the temples of Angkor Wat, and dive to sunken ship wrecks in the Philippines.
For more than 12 years, my days were all about meeting the requests, and sometimes demands, of others. As a communications advisor to governments, I worked for up to 18 hours a day, six, or sometimes seven, days a week. It was a far cry from my background in visual communications.
Colorful birds swoop in and out of the trees of the rainforest landscape. Combined with a blue sky, it makes a soothing palette—perfect for days that flow like honey, slow and sweet. We sit on the large terrace, sipping wine and chatting about life in small, sleepy El Valle, Panama.
“If you can work from anywhere, why not stay in the U.S. and just go wherever you want?”I live in Costa Rica, and I get asked this question a lot. The short answer is…I love it here. But for those who really want to know, I can share a multitude of reasons.