"I was, in fact, homesick for wildness, and when I found it I knew how intimately - how resonantly - I belonged there. We are charged with this - all of us. For the human spirit has a primal allegiance to wildness, to really live, to snatch the fruit and suck it, to spill the juice." - Jay Griffiths, Wild: an Elemental Journey

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Traveling People and Cool Sites and Surprise Beaches

This is not a real post.  I just wanted to say

"OH MY GOD" about this guy.  What an inspiration, and on less than $100 a week!  I love to hear stories that show how, gosh-dangit, this life IS possible.

And I also wanted to say, check out this awesome site.  I contacted this woman via her post on craigslist looking for travel writing interns.  By the time she received my application, she had already filled the intern positions, but said she was intrigued by my writing and still wanted to talk with me about maybe doing business together.  We've been trying to talk over Skype despite our time difference (she's currently living in Madrid).  I'm so excited about this possible opportunity, and wanted to tell you all to check out her great shoestring travel site.

And finally, here is a picture of Brighton Beach from the rainy window of the coffee shop where I'm working this morning:

One thing I love about Santa Cruz so far is all the "surprise" beaches.  Sort of like ancient ruins in Rome, I keep turning a corner and accidentally running into beaches - like everywhere.  "Oh, there's the ocean," I keep saying.

And that concludes your random, disjointed, rambly blog post for today.


  1. Love You Girl
    Love the guy who has been travelling all over the world. :)
    The picture above is the Capitola Beach, You were at Mr. Toots, yes?

  2. Well as a matter of fact, yes I was at Mr. Toots. And yeah, I figured out later that I was at Capitola Beach, not Brighton. I'm telling you, with all these beaches everywhere, I get confused! But more importantly, who ARE you??

  3. Love the story about Graham Hughes traveling the world and spending only $20K in 4 years! I need a lesson from him. I've spent more this year being unemployed and living "frugally." What an amazing adventure to see the world. And of course I always awaiting my journey to wildness posts!! Love ya, Courageous Shakti!

  4. Thanks, Suz! I know, it's amazing how sometimes traveling can actually be cheaper than staying put. I certainly grew up with the opposite mindset. It's been fun discovering cheap ways to live on the road! Love you, my dear. xoxo

  5. Wow! I need to learn more about this frugal travelling!~