The Better Me Foundation: Torsten Kremser

The Better Me Foundation: Torsten Kremser

One of the best parts of traveling is coming across different characters on a mission to change the world. The man leading us through Africa, Torsten or “Toto,” is definitely one of these people. In fact, one of the main reasons that I decided to join Nomad Convoy for...
Let’s Be Leaders, Not Followers

Let’s Be Leaders, Not Followers

One of the biggest blogging metrics is how many “followers” you have. I’ve always thought that was a silly thing to call it. As Ralph Nader put it, “the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” I am...
Three Years Sober: Thoughts and Reflections

Three Years Sober: Thoughts and Reflections

Three years sober. That’s 1,095 days without drinking. In the last three years I have completely transformed my life. I have become the person that I knew I was always capable of being. Sure, I still have my own struggles and my life is not perfect by any stretch of...
What the Women’s March Means to Me

What the Women’s March Means to Me

If you haven’t noticed I am a pretty powerful woman. Working as a female sailboat captain in an industry dominated by men, you have to be. My family is filled with strong women and I grew up around many amazing female role models. As a kid, my brother was my best...
The Story of the Mexican Fisherman

The Story of the Mexican Fisherman

A few months ago my dad was driving me to the airport when we began talking about cars. My dad is a huge car enthusiast and I asked him what he would buy if he had $1M to spend exclusively on cars. Without hesitation he began naming off his favorite styles and brands....