Why is minimalism so popular?

Minimalism, the notion of buying and owning only the items you really need, is growing in popularity and especially among millennials.   This generation has grown up consuming digital content from music, books and games rather than the physical formats of their parents’ generation (like books, CD’s, DVD’s, board-games).  The non-millennials are quickly adapting to the […]

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Why I’ve decided to travel and own less

Some of my earliest childhood memories include traveling and waiting around airports. After leaving the Marines in the early 60’s my dad, Rick, was hired as an air freight agent with United Airlines in Los Angeles. While living in LA, he met my mother Judy.  Her parents and two siblings were from Hawthorne, and though […]

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Costa Rica, Guanacaste

Pura Vida “pure life” or the “simple life” is the term Costa Rican’s use to describe their way of life.  It’s completely accurate. This post was requested by my friend Suzanne Goldman of San Francisco, CA (U.S.A.) By way of background, Bruce and I have several friends who own property in the Brasalito and Playa […]

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Why Choose Experiences Over Stuff?

My web page is entitled “Nomadic Choice” because I’m choosing to live a life of experiences over stuff. Choosing to buy, own, and store fewer material possessions gives me the freedom to have more travel and other life experiences. It’s a lifestyle choice.   Excess in America America is in a crisis of materialism. We […]

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20 tips for travel to Venice

I’ve always had an appreciation for uniqueness and for that reason Venice is a top destination.  Nowhere else in the world will you find over 100 little islands connected together by a vast network of canals.  A thousand years of architecture, history, art, music, and romantic gondola rides in the evening while sharing wine and […]

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We have so much to learn from the dying

is my life philosophy. It’s a complete sentence that sums up my approach to living. The phrase comes from the Roman poet Horace (23 BC), and literally means “Pluck the day“, though it’s usually translated as “Seize the day“. If you’ve read my bio you know that my younger sister, Julie, recently died of brain […]

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12 tips and insights for Rome

Rome is a fantastic city.  You will love this city for the history and ancient ruins.  There are close to 3,000 years of architecture, art and culture to experience.  It’s a sprawling city so it’s a good idea to have a plan to cover the top sights on your itinerary.  We recently went to Rome […]

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6 Ways To Turn Trash Into Travel Cash

The average American household has a whopping 300,000 items, a two – car garage that one third of us can’t park a car in because there isn’t room.  We have basements and closets jammed full of ‘stuff’.  There are approximately 50,000 storage facilities in the US that is more than the total number of Starbucks […]

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9 tips for traveling without an itinerary

The most flexible way to travel I’ve traveled extensively for many years – both for business and for pleasure. One thing I know to be true is that traveling for pleasure without an overly structured day to day travel itinerary is liberating! Having an open plan gives you the ultimate freedom in choosing whether to […]

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New Zealand is a must see destination

New Zealand was fabulous. It’s like a warm Ireland with beautiful beaches. The country is scenic with rolling lush green hills that are dotted with sheep. Spectacular scenic coastline and water is everywhere. New Zealand has outstanding wine and wineries. Kiwis are incredibly friendly and welcoming and we met many new friends along our journey. […]

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