ABOUT OMventure: A Nomadic Travel Blog | About Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, and Mindful Travel
For as long as I can remember, I've simply loved roaming free—while living as healthy and mindfully as possible. Imperfect and still learning, I'm sharing on this site, in case it helps another who is hoping to make their own healing choices (including about autoimmune disease). Because it changes who we are. I'd love for you to join me on this adventure! XO
How Did This Begin?
—My parents had the courage to toss us into the wilderness for weeks at a time, on the North American road for a year, and eventually overseas...to family. Frugally. Our little eyeballs met stunning wildlife, endless history, and vital diversity. And then, there was more.
—I'd also longed to live as simply as my immigrant grandparents, so for years, I kept downsizing my home life. By the time I'd whittled my life to 3 bags, I'd learned to carefully seek travel resources that truly fit my needs. This is when I began to finally feel free and ready for just about anything (with no more full-time home, no more auto, and no more things keeping me back).
—Cautious childhood habits (budgeting, saving, living simply) taught me how those with a small income can ultimately do anything, And how if one later has a larger income, it's still wise to live well beneath one's means. For things have not ultimately brought fulfillment, but growing within and loving support have brought deep meaning to my life.
—In addition, I've been trained as a Certified Trauma Specialist, Certified Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy-Based Crisis Counselor, Certified Peer Counselor, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction/MBSR Teacher, Mind-Body Medicine Professional, and earned a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition.
This training made it possible for me to volunteer with mental health practitioners and assist clients who are experiencing crisis, as well as volunteer with medical doctors and assist patients in making dietary and lifestyle changes. These experiences have also taught me how rare it is to find someone who is not in need of such support at some point in their lives.
I look forward to continuing this volunteer work while out on the road, so please let me know if you have a project in need of this kind of volunteer support or if you just want to connect! XO
P.S. I'm traveling with a certain someone...
Raised near the water's edge and in a mountain ski town, he grew up climbing and skiing mountains in just about every way possible, as well as spending summers with his grandparents, learning to sail while building boats. After graduating from an independent school, he immersed himself in college sailing and trained with some of the best yacht racing crews in the world. This led to the America's Cup, working with the boat's designer as design coordinator, shore crew supervisor, and trial horse sailing crew. He has a B.S. in International Studies, is a licensed USCG captain, and he's an incredible ski instructor.