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Do What You Love and Starve

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

I came across this article today and it cracked me up, if only because of the title: Do What You Love and Starve

The hefty dose of cynicism aside, he actually makes some good points regarding how to make a career transition to ‘something you like’, although I’m still an optimist that you can do what you love AND eat well.

I’ve been very busy the past few months – I’ve been to New Caledonia, Fiji, LA, Minneapolis and Las Vegas since October and it’s looking to be a hectic start to the new year too. I’m writing travel guides and marketing the honeymoon registry, along with some writing on the side for MSN, thanks to a wonderful introduction from Leif at KillingBatteries a few months ago. These are all things I love and I’m not starving, so I’ll argue Kiplinger’s a little longer 🙂

February Fun

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

As promised – here’s my MSN link…The Best Thing About My City.

They liked the series so they’ve decided to make it an ongoing thing, which is exciting. Up next? The most overrated thing…anyone have suggestions on overrated Portland activities?

I’ve got some fun (domestic) trips planned – one to Omaha for a wedding (I love Omaha!) for 36 hours in April and then another in June to take on the scenery of Colorado for a killer climb-a-mountain-pass-every-day bike tour. Hmmm…now to just get myself ready for the challenge!

January Update

Sunday, January 21st, 2007
It's been awhile since I updated, so I thought I'd drop a quick line - I've been incredibly busy this month. I've started writing travel guides for, a website in PDX that specializes in honeymoon vacations ... [Continue reading this entry]

Pictures of Eastern Europe

Sunday, November 26th, 2006
I know, long time no update. It's been a crazy month - I am no longer working at BootsnAll, trying to get settled into my new place with Charlie (which is an *awesome* duplex in the Alberta Arts neighborhood) ... [Continue reading this entry]

California Dreamin’

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
So I'm heading back to Cali again this weekend - the northern part of the state this time. I've got a 6 a.m. flight on Saturday morning and one of my close friends of high school is getting hitched ... [Continue reading this entry]

Lunchtime Surprise

Monday, July 31st, 2006
Flowers from CharlieI got a nice surprise today at the office - 'just because' flowers from Charlie. They're not quite in bloom yet, but should open up this week and be beautiful ... [Continue reading this entry]

Weekend – Whew!

Friday, May 12th, 2006
This week has been absolutely crazy - lots of writing for work and some decent workouts as well. To reward myself, I'm going out for happy hour. Whoo hoo! However, I can't get too crazy 'cause a ... [Continue reading this entry]

You Can Afford to Travel: Budget Breakdown of my 7 Week Trip in Africa

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006
Once again, I was amazed today at how affordable it can be to travel overseas - especially when you visit places cheaper than the United States and/or spend some time 'living' there. After almost 7 weeks overseas, I took ... [Continue reading this entry]

Playing the Role of Travel Writer

Friday, January 13th, 2006
Among other things this afternoon, I've called a few places last minute in hopes of, well, finding something cool and free to do in Cape Town tomorrow. I didn't have much luck. That's not to say that I didn't make any good ... [Continue reading this entry]

Phone Number in Cape Town

Saturday, January 7th, 2006
I've got a mobile number - signal is kinda hit or miss, so you might be better off catching me where I'm staying - 021 438 9585. Mobile is 0844652254. South Africa's country code is 27, so if you're calling ... [Continue reading this entry]