Travelogue

Reflections on a Journey with Friends from Seattle to Phoenix

November 1, 2019
,

With Deborah hosting a Wisdom Quest in Portugal in September, Tim took on the responsibility to move BAM from the Pacific Northwest back to Phoenix. He called on two lifelong friends to ride and enjoy the sights along the way. There was no need to hurry, so a 32-day journey with friends was scheduled. Lots […]

Read More

Owning Our Stories in Portugal

September 27, 2019

Each year, since 2012, Deborah has participated in or conducted an annual international Wisdom Quest. This year, the location was the beautiful Douro Valley in Portugal. Our personal development focus was “owning your story.” It was an epic adventure. Our Risk Blossoming – Wisdom Quests are travel masterminds where participants remove themselves from their day-to-day […]

Read More

Risk Blossoming and the Oregon Coast

August 30, 2019
,

“I’m in denial that this summer is about over,” Deborah declared. “It just seems so unreal.” Oh, what a Risk Blossoming Summer 2019 this has been! It was rapidly coming to a close as we spent the last several weeks on the Oregon coast.  The Oregon Coast Contrary to most places, the dog days of […]

Read More

Cultivating Play and Rest in Cranbrook, Seattle, and Long Beach

August 23, 2019
,

Last week’s stay at Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia, marked more than 60 days on this summer’s road trip. It was the first stop where we took time to relax. We used the next two weeks to blossom a bud that was really tight. There were no major events scheduled at Cranbrook, British Columbia or […]

Read More

Leavenworth, Washington: A Bavarian Village

July 12, 2019
,

Ever since we started our Risk Blossoming adventure three years ago, we have welcomed destination recommendations from friends and followers. One that has repeatedly come up is Leavenworth, Washington. This year, we included it on our itinerary and planned both a rendezvous with our family and an extended stay for ourselves in this charming Bavarian-themed […]

Read More

Washington, Walmart, and Life in a Motorcoach

July 5, 2019
,

We’ve been busy visiting unplanned destinations, spending quality time with Duncan and Colton, and of all things, desperately seeking out a Walmart! These last few stops have brought beauty and adventure to our lives, but sometimes travel also brings out new stressors. With so much travel under our belt, we have some new lessons learned […]

Read More

Lost and Confused in Idaho

June 28, 2019
,

After our week in McCall, Idaho, everything was perfect. It was moving day, and we had less than 80 miles to drive BAM!  We were looking forward to the premier spot we had reserved at Swiftwater RV Park near White Bird, Idaho. BAM would be sitting just feet from the Salmon River with a magnificent […]

Read More

Issues & Introspection in Idaho

June 21, 2019
,

Fresh off the emotional highs from our serendipitous chance encounters at Canyonlands National Park, we headed toward our next destinations, with great anticipation. First, Utah’s Capital Reef National Park and then eight days in Idaho. At Capital Reef, reservations were made at Wonderland RV Park in Torrey, Utah. There, we were greeted with heavy rain turning […]

Read More

Canyonlands National Park Inspiration

June 14, 2019
,

Every Risk Blossoming day trip brings new adventures. In Canyonlands National Park, our path crossed with an athlete who personifies “owning your story.” And what a brave and courageous story it is. Please do not skip reading this week’s blog. If you want to skip or skim through Tim’s description of the day’s activities and […]

Read More

Exploring Southern Utah’s Gorgeous Backroads

June 7, 2019

Deborah and I love to take Willy, our towed Jeep, behind BAM (our big-a$$ Motorhome), on Risk Blossoming day-trip adventures. For us, the whole point of traveling like a nomad is to see and experience as much as possible. Our first 2019 summer day trip, in southern Utah, brought so much more than we ever […]

Read More