My Favorite Gear

Sony a6000 Camera

Because I wanted more control over my photos and find DSLRs too heavy, I upgraded to a mirrorless camera. This took some getting used to, but once I found the right settings for me, my photos became ways for me to share my experience. I bought mine at Adorama, got a great discount on a kit with a zoom lens. Now that the a6400 was announced, you may find prices on this model dropping!

GoPro Hero 5 Black

Great for taking wide angle selfies, and making fun videos that capture the events of a day.

Day Pack

I love this bag because it folds up into itself and zips up as a pouch and is extremely lightweight. I use it every day to carry my camera, water bottle, sunblock, etc.

Compression Bags

Stuff them, press the air out, and voila!

Multi Travel Charger

Though it is large, I love being able to plug in 3 devices at a time and also hahve a 4th device charging via USB! Just pull out the plug you need and attach to go into the wall. Much sturdier than the plugs you need to slide to the country you are in to get the right adapter.

Selfie Stick / Tripod

This little guy fits easily into my luggage, is lightweight, and when I need it pulls up pretty high and serves as a tripod for my cell phone or GoPro. Only downside is that if you place it on uneven ground it will topple over. Just find someplace stable and you’re good to go!

Oboz Waterproof Hiking Shoe

After my old pair of hiking shoes fell apart in Costa Rica I had to invest in a new pair. I love these shoes because they are fabulous for hiking, but also waterproof, which means if I’m someplace where it’s a little chilly and raining, I can also use these shoes for protection.

Moldex Ear Plugs

Ear plugs are a godsend when you travel! You will find yourself in accomodation with thin walls, or sleeping with street noise and when you can just put these in and tune it out, it will work wonders for your sleep! These guys are easy to use, last a few times, and then you open up a new pair. Lightweight, indespensible!

Foot Hammock

If you travel economy and hate how your legs feel dangling on the ground, this will be a life saver! Strap it around your tray table and voila! Instant foot rest allowing you to extend your legs comfortably.

Whether traveling full time was your dream before the pandemic, or after, this session will help you understand how to prepare, what you need to know, and how to get your finances in order to make it happen. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the “How To Afford The Travel Life” eBook. You’ll also get an understanding of both what’s great about full-time travel and some of the challenges. You can also discuss planning help, and how to get the most out of your experience.

Thanks to the pandemic, we’ve all had a chance to ask the question, “what now?” If you’ve decided it’s time to quit your 9-to-5 to travel full time (or take it with you while you live nomadically), this program will help you address the core mindset, money, and planning gaps you have. This is the program that will help you acknowledge and overcome your fears about what’s next, figure out how to afford and sustain your travels, and feel confident about planning your adventure. Book your free session to see if you’re a fit!

You want to quit and travel full time, but when can you go? This eBook gives you all the formulas you need to calculate when you can quit and afford the travel lifestyle you want, in under and hour.

You’re finally serious about traveling full time, but you cannot figure out how you’ll afford it. Or, you’re just curious whether it’s really even possible to afford the lifestyle. Bootcamp is for you! We’ll go dive deep into savings strategies before you go, how to save on the road, and how to sustain your travels, as well as look at lots of work opportunities if you want to work while you travel! Includes a 3-day build your budget challenge to get you thinking about how to replace dreams with real logical steps to make it happen.

You know you don’t like your job, but you can’t figure out how to survive without it. Designed for frustrated professionals the program focuses on teaching you the key steps to shifting your work and money mindsets, and giving you the money and work strategies to pursue, leaving you empowered to quit with confidence and see that it really is possible to live happily without a stable job.

Most of what’s keeping you from what you want – full-time travel, a new business idea, a radical career shift – are your excuses. After one session with Heather, you’ll understand which excuses are holding you back the most, how to get them out of the way, and you’ll leave with an action plan that helps you set the foundation to pivot into the life you want.

You’ve dreamed about traveling full time for as long as you can remember, and now you’ve learned that it’s a little more challenging than you thought. Get help getting through the initial shock and changes when you realize you’re not on vacation. Learn how to manage those experiences where you meet parts of yourself long forgotten, and create a plan to help you have the best experience with your journey.

It’s always been essential to understand your money, but if you’ve lost your job due to the pandemic, now it’s even more important that you create financial empowerment. In this session, Heather will work with you to first understand your gaps in managing your money, then she’ll help you with the framework on how to ensure you can afford the life you dream of. You’ll get tips to save and budget, and also discuss ways to earn money that will shift you out of feeling like a victim of the times, to seeing the opportunities in front of you to begin making money in a different way.

If you want to see every post I’ve written, starting with the most recent, this is the place to start!

If you need some tips on getting started, traveling safe, and saving money while traveling full time, go here! 

I’ve been traveling the globe solo, and many of my posts share thoughts and resources specifically for other solo travelers. If you’re a fellow solo traveler, or you’re thinking about solo travel, this is a collection you will find of interest.

If you’re looking to read blog posts about specific destinations, click the country of your interest below to go to it’s blog page and get country-specific reviews and thoughts.







Costa Rica


New Zealand









Sometimes I write posts where I give insider information on certain cities I’ve visited, which may be more along the lines of places to go, how to save money, etc. If that’s your main interest, check out this compilation of posts.

In 2020, I was traveling in New Zealand as the coronavirus pandemic brewed, and, got stuck there. If you want to read about what this time was like and traveling during this time, check out this page.

At the heart of international travel is learning about the many different cultures and ways of being around the world. The posts compiled on this page speak, specifically, about the cultural observations I’ve had.

Many of my blog posts are about things I’ve discovered about myself or about being, while I’ve traveled. If you’d like to focus on posts that only have self-discovery themes, click the button below.