The city of Cuenca, Ecuador is widely regarded as the most European city in the country of Ecuador due to its 16th and 17th century era Spanish colonial architecture resembling cities and architecture throughout Spain. The city of Cuenca is located in the highlands of Ecuador at about 8,200 feet above sea level, with an … Continue reading CUENCA, ECUADOR


Although I love my new home of Portland, Oregon, the weather is mostly cloudy and chilly rain, with what seemed like two weeks of warm and sunny summer weather. I was happy to use free air miles to travel to Ecuador, a country that I have longed to visit for years. Luckily, there are many … Continue reading QUITO, ECUADOR


After 7 years of traveling the world, being a solo nomad, I believe that I have grown enough to make sensible decisions, and I have found my new home. I left my organic farm in Wisconsin in 2010 and started my escape from my unhealthy past, studying community around the world, how people connect and … Continue reading I LOVE MY NEW HOME!

Leaving Pachamama; Arriving in Portland, Oregon

PACHAMAMA, NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE I waited a full month after leaving Pachamama Spiritual Community before writing this post. There was a lot to digest and appreciate in hindsight before I felt completely honest in my recollections of my experiences there. It took me the first two months to balance physically and emotionally in this challenging … Continue reading Leaving Pachamama; Arriving in Portland, Oregon