Tuesday Round – Up


Today we provide you with a few of our favorites…

Brendan Leonard, “The Joy of Making it Small.”  This guy is pretty rad, just like his website.

Pushing the brave this week, something I need to focus on.  Sometimes we just need to take the leap because to me, the biggest regret of all is not even trying in the first place.

Finishing up Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard and hanging on to every word.  Something to ponder, “Uncurious people do not lead examined lives; they cannot see causes that lie deeper than the surface.”

Loving the sweet stories in Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth and reminding myself of the powerful lessons highlighted in these perfect zen parables.  The story, A Heavy Load is a personal favorite.

Joe Rogan and Sebastian Junger on cell phones… a thought provoking listen that makes us wonder why we place so much emphasize on technology all the while allowing life to pass us by.  A brilliant reminder.

Looking forward to watching the award winning documentary, DamNation by Patagonia.  Something else to learn more about.

Have a wonderful week.




Travel Tip – Keeping Your Money Safe


It is not a scenario any of us care to think about, but it happens all the time.  Picture this, you are on holiday, or traveling abroad only to realize your cash is missing and your credit card has been stolen.   Listed below are a few ways to avoid this awful situation and keep yourself safe and enjoying your holiday.

  1.  Always keep your wallet on you.  Do not leave your valuables visible in a car, a bag (zip your bag), or anywhere else.
  2. Keep cash to a limit.  The more cash you have on hand, the more chance you have of losing your money or having it stolen.
  3. Use caution when using an ATM/MAC machine.  Be aware of who is around you whenever withdrawing money, how much money came out of the machine and that you have placed your money in a secure location.  Also, try to take out money only when necessary and from a machine that is well lit (preferably during the day time) and in a safe location.  Finally, always keep your ATM/MAC receipt with you.
  4. Always have your credit card details including: name on the card, date of expiration, credit card number, cancellation number in the event your card is lost or stolen and access to your bank to ensure no charges have been made without your consent.  We always try to leave a copy of important documents with a trusted family member or friend.
  5. Don’t be flashy with cash; you will look like an easy target.
  6. Try to avoid chaos when getting out of a car, off a tram, or train.  This is hard to avoid when traveling with small children, but believe me, the more distracted you are, the quicker you will become a target.
  7. If something or someone doesn’t seem right, or makes you uncomfortable do not feel bad about crossing a street, going into a local business or asking for help.  Trust your gut and never apologize!
  8. Use a money belt when you believe carrying a purse, bag or backpack is too risky.  Think crowded trains, train stations, big cities, or night travel.
  9. Be aware of distractions external to you.  That means a cute child at a train station asking for money, someone bumping into you, a crowd of young men sitting too closely to you on a train or tram.  Remove yourself from the situation as quickly as possible.
  10. Limit what you keep in your wallet and take stock of what is actually in your wallet including:  the amount of cash, credit cards, passes, etc. Check these items regularly.  Remember, some thieves will leave some money and some cards as a way to distract their victims, offering them more time to make purchases with your cards.

If you have any other safety tips pertaining to money, please share in the comments section.

Quotes to Live By


“A flower does not think about competing with the flower next to it.  It just BLOOMS.”

– Zen Chi



Quotes to Live By – International Women’s Day


“Truly powerful women don’t explain why they want respect.  They simply don’t engage those who don’t give it to them.” – Unknown


“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd.  The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”  – Albert Einstein

Alestch Glacier, Bettmeralp, More2Explore, More 2 Explore, Glaciers, Swiss Alps

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”  – Oprah Winfrey

“She needed a hero, so that is what she became.” – Unknown

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you’re not.” – Unknown

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” – Virginia Woolf


Quotes to Live By

“There are two ways to be rich: one is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.”

– Jackie French Koller

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