Risk Blossoming

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Celebrating Spring in Bloom

April 19, 2019

Happy Easter! How do you celebrate Easter? Religious Sunrise Services? Opportunity to gather the family together? Easter Baskets with decorated eggs and chocolate bunnies? Just another Sunday with flowers blooming? Regardless, we hope you will join us to celebrate the beauty of this Spring Season and the renewal of nature.  During this time of year, […]

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Ed Mell: Living the Dream

April 12, 2019

We are inspired and drawn to people who live a risk blossoming life. A life in which they pursue their dreams and passions and ultimately live the life that they dream. At some point in our young adult lives, Deborah and I were drawn to the inspiring landscapes of Ed Mell. As we had the […]

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Memories of the Olympic Peninsula

April 5, 2019

The best way for Deborah to take a picture while traveling down the road in BAM is to stand in the entry stairwell, brace her legs against the dash, and lean forward toward the massive curved windshield. Last week, we recounted Tim’s precarious situation north of the border. This week, it is memories of Deborah’s […]

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In Search of Dill and a Precarious Position

March 29, 2019

Recently, Deborah and I were talking about our Canada travel plans this year. Suddenly, we both burst out laughing about my experience at the Canadian border last summer when I set out on a simple errand in search of dill with no idea of the misstep I was about to make. Tim’s Story One afternoon […]

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The Best of BAM (so far)

March 22, 2019

Spring has sprung in Phoenix and we’re preparing to hit the road again in our motorhome BAM. We thought it would be a great time to share with you a round up of the “Best of BAM” from our Facebook posts. If you’ve got a favorite story of ours, we’d love to hear your “best […]

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Room With a View: Yosemite

March 15, 2019
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“You can’t always get what you want” – Keith Richards/Mick Jagger “You can always ask for what you want” – Tim Bateman Tim’s Story Recently, I made online reservations at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel at Yosemite National Park.  After filling in all the required information, there was a space for special requests. I simply wrote, […]

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Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone to Risk Blossoming

March 8, 2019

There are many components to living a Risk Blossoming life. Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked about “decluttering your life” and “planning.” This week, we share a recent event that validates the all-important foundation for a risk blossoming life: stepping out of your comfort zone. Tim’s Story I recently decided to step outside of […]

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Risk Blossoming Dream Plan Live

Dream. Plan. Live!

March 1, 2019

What is holding you back from making your next travel plans? Do you have plans for the next six-months, 12-months and even 18-months and two years? We have calendared targets in each of those time periods as well as an expanding bucket list to pick from even further out. Why, so far out, you may […]

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Rightsizing to Live the Life You Dream

February 22, 2019

Over the course of a lifetime, we all experience a significant amount of change. Some of these changes—such as marriage, births, and new jobs—are generally positive. Other major life transitions—such as becoming empty nesters, moving, or retiring—can cause a significant amount of stress. Tim and Deborah’s transition into retirement and rightsizing is still in process, but […]

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A Goal without Planning Is Just a Wish

February 15, 2019

One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling in our motor coach, BAM, is planning our Risk Blossoming trips and itineraries. This year, Tim spent a good part of November and December of 2018 arranging the coming summer of 2019. Here’s a little “behind-the-scenes” on where summer life in an RV gets started. Tim’s Perspective […]

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