Top 10 Misadventures of 2017

Adventures and Misadventures often go hand in hand. Get Lost & Be Found is filled with pages about the marvels of travel around the world. But let’s get real. Not every travel experience is glorious. 

First, Let’s define it: A misadventure is an adventure gone wrong. It’s the “Oops” moment, the “WTF?!” moment, and the “Oh, no!” moment in travel. If you travel enough, you’ve had them too. Continue reading “Top 10 Misadventures of 2017”

How to Have The Most Meaningful Travel Experiences

You’ve heard the stories, read the memoirs, and seen the movies. They make it look and sound easy to “transcend”. To become enlightened by travel. Let’s be honest, you will still be you upon your return home. With that said, travel can be a transformative experience. But it comes in subtle and unexpected ways. If you are traveling on a journey of personal growth, there are some basic principles you can keep in mind to help gain the meaningful experiences you seek.

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After Ever After

To all who celebrate, happy Thanksgiving Day. Don’t get me wrong, I will never condone the mass slaughter of turkeys. And I have a hard time standing behind the history from which the tradition was born. But I appreciate this day for its reminder that we should consider and declare what we are grateful for.

For a couple of years, it was really hard for me to do that. But alas, I am feeling gratefulness in my heart yet again. Thank youThank you for reading this. Thank you for caring.  Continue reading “After Ever After”

Sprinkles In The Storm

This post is really outside of my comfort zone of things I am willing to publicize online. But it feels necessary and slightly overdue. I know this is too long for most of you to read entirely, but I’ve said what I needed to say. I genuinely hope this is all completely irrelevant to my readers.  But if it’s not, and you are wanderlusting with grief, this one’s for you.

Traveling the world is a long journey. Grieving is also a long journey. So why not navigate through them together? Unfortunately, I have experience traveling with grief.  And that is what this post is all about.

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The Plight Of The Traveling Amateur Photographer

Hobbiest photographers get a lot of shit from other travelers, so this post is my plea to try to subdue the prejudice. 

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There Are Some Crazy-Ass Backpackers Out There.

“Stupid tourists”. Ever wonder why locals everywhere make fun of tourists?  Wonder no more. Continue reading “There Are Some Crazy-Ass Backpackers Out There.”

Raising Funds for Bolivian Amazon School Children

*EDIT: Fundraiser was a success and is not closed. Thank you to everyone who generously participated.

Please visit my gofundme page to help out! gofundme.com/getlostandbefoundAlong my travels I have been searching for ways to vollunteer and help local communities, particularly here in Bolivia.  Bolivia is an incredible country filled with beautiful landscapes, natural recources and a vast array of climates.

While here, I have had the privilage of spending a month in the Amazon rainforest getting to know the Indiginous people in the Beni region (specifically the native Tacana people). Continue reading “Raising Funds for Bolivian Amazon School Children”

Traveling with Diabetes

Traveling with Diabetes! Woo-hoo!!! I want to preface this post by saying that I am a type I diabetic, and diabetes is a major part of my life. BUT, I do not identify myself as such.

Sometimes people are even surprised to learn, after knowing me for a while, that I have diabetes. I strongly believe that if I am in control of my diabetes, it doesn’t have to be in control of me. Yay! I don’t want to be known as “the girl with diabetes”.  I would rather be recognized for my winning personality. Insert big cheesy teethy smile here. I am also a lot of other things, I am a sister, daughter and friend, an artist, vegetarian, and nature-lover.  And now a wander-lusting world-traveler.

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Friends and Family of a Nomad

Most often on my travels I meet people who are wandering the globe for a few weeks, a few months, or even a year. Occasionally, I come across someone who has been traveling for 5 years. No matter what the time frame, we all have something in common. We all have loved ones “back home” who worry about us. Continue reading “Friends and Family of a Nomad”

Murphey’s Law

Ok, I hate to be a complainer. I really do. But that’s what this post is. A big vent session.

For all of you who think traveling is all fun and games, leisure and pleasure… read on. Continue reading “Murphey’s Law”