Hey there. I’m Michelle and I’d like to welcome you to my blog.

This blog is a story…my story, and I hope to tell it well.  You’ll find a lot of stories about travel, some about hiking, a few about banalities of daily life, and maybe one or two about my experiences working in health care.

Let us not rush through life hurried, anxious and rushed. We’ve been told many times before that this is not a dress rehearsal, but know all too well that this is also not a play. This is life and the only one we’ve been bestowed with – let us occasionally remind ourselves of that.

Here are two truths I live by:

  • Always do what makes you happiest.
  • Slow down. Breathe. Live.

Stick around. I promise… you’ll want to see what I do.

As with most things in my life, it’s a work in progress.

The best way to read the blog in chronological order (I don’t always write in chronological order, but I digress… )is to head over to  THE BLOG  page, and if you want to find out more about me, click on the photo of me…the adventure adikt on the sidebar.  You’ll find more than you ever wanted to know about me.

So that’s my blog in a nutshell.  Once again, hello, and I’m glad you stopped by.

Stick around. I promise… you’ll want to see what I do.

Can’t wait to get started?  Read on for some of my most popular posts:

Interested in staying healthy while traveling through harsh environments.  This post outlines how I’ve avoided (or recovered from) a host of injuries/illnesses I’ve managed to have while outside the friendly confines of ‘home’.


I’ve done a lot of things people might call crazy, but this one absolutely takes the cake.
death road 2

Everyone has a cultural symbol that they’ve fallen in love with:  mine is Ampelmann.  In this post, I explore ampelmann’s history and its future.

Berlin-walking man