#Explore.Discover.Grow

Re-entry to “Real Life” back in Arizona

October 18, 2019

We are excited to be back home in Arizona after our 5+ months of travel over the summer! After travelling together in our motor coach, BAM, for a few months, Deborah headed off to Portugal for her Wisdom Quest, and Tim spent a month with friends in BAM driving back to Phoenix. We are looking […]

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Featured in VoyagePhoenix!

October 11, 2019

We were recently featured in VoyagePhoenix, a magazine that looks to highlight the best of the Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Tempe areas, and we are just thrilled to share with you all the stories and behind-the-scenes we shared with them! Meet Deborah and Tim Bateman of Risk Blossoming in Central Phoenix: Featured in VoyagePhoenix Deborah and […]

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Risk Blossoming and the Oregon Coast

August 30, 2019
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“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 […]

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Leavenworth, Washington: A Bavarian Village

July 12, 2019
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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 […]

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Issues & Introspection in Idaho

June 21, 2019
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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 […]

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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 […]

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Risk Blossoming – A Way of Life Part II

May 10, 2019

As we prepare to embark on our Risk Blossoming 2019 World Tour  (Tim leaves in less than a week with BAM!) we can’t help but feel grateful for the adventures that living a Risk Blossoming life has brought us. Even as we prep for the adventure – crossing items off our to-do list, double checking […]

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Risk Blossoming: Live the Life You Dream

May 3, 2019

Many people don’t realize that Risk Blossoming is more than just our blog, which is published to inspire others to create the life of their dreams. Did you know that Risk Blossoming also offers transformational personal brand and leadership coaching, delivers memorable keynote speeches, and leads an annual international mastermind “Wisdom Quest” for women? All […]

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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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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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