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Deborah in flowers in New Zealand

A Gift From Deborah

December 6, 2019

As Tim and I are exploring New Zealand, we know that preparations for the holidays are beginning at home. One way I love staying in touch with the holiday prep and friends and family while we travel is via social media. I love seeing what all is shared around the holidays. For example, one of […]

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35 Days of Adventure in Summer, Spring, and RAIN!

November 8, 2019

This week we are very excited because it is full of prepping for another Risk Blossoming adventure! You may think that with just returning from months of travel we would be slowing down, but that’s not Risk Blossoming! We’re off for another 35 days of travel! Find out where we are going, what we are […]

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We’d like to hear from you…

October 25, 2019

This week, we are asking for your wisdom.¬† Just back from the road in BAM, we are preparing for some international travel as we plan to explore and discover in the southern hemisphere throughout November and December. While we won’t be doing our regular blogging during this time, we will be posting daily on Facebook […]

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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 Photo Blog 2019: Washington, Oregon, & Idaho

September 20, 2019

While assembling some of our favorite photos from our August Risk Blossoming adventures for this third in a photo blog series, we noticed that our pace began to slow as we cultivated play and rest. Even with a more laidback schedule, we still found ourselves successfully chasing cool weather in three states: Washington, Oregon, and […]

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Risk Blossoming Photo Blog 2019: Canada & The Calgary Stampede

September 13, 2019

In this recap photo blog, we revisit the part of our trip that took us through Canada. We entered Canada on July 1st. Unbeknownst to us, it was Canada Day. Appropriately, Deborah was dressed in red and white, and I headed to my first Tim Hortons. Deborah had spent a month in Canada during the […]

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The Calgary Stampede – Part One

August 2, 2019

Risk Blossoming has a bucket list of events we want to attend, and the Calgary stampede was on that list. Last November, we put it on our 2019 schedule. In January, we started buying tickets to select events. After months of planning, it all came together for three magical days this July. The stampede¬†bills itself […]

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OH, CANADA! and Revelstoke, British Columbia

July 19, 2019

This week started with Deborah and me watching our grandsons in Seattle for three days before starting our trek to Canada and toward this summer’s highlight, the Calgary Stampede. With our grandsons’ moms off to the Gorge Amphitheater for a weekend of Eric Church, we bonded with our boys, not only as their authoritative figure, […]

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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 […]

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