Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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  1. Exploring #Vanlife and Writing About Social Media Celebrities

    A Q&A with Rachel Monroe, who wrote about nomads in a vintage Volkswagen: “The idea of incorporating longer stints of rootlessness, even if there is a home base to come back to, is something that appeals to both professional vanlifers and people who are watching the trend from afar.”

    Culture
  2. Falling Half in Love with Strangers

    “The whole evening I had been suspended in a bubble with Max, and now I felt like I was holding a pin, ready to burst it and step out into the real world again.” Quinn describes a beautiful, meaningful encounter with a stranger in Vienna some years ago.

    Language
  3. Do we need role models?

    “I like having chosen the road less traveled, with its many twists and turns. But a compass and a guide are helpful.” At Broadside, Caitlin Kelly muses on getting older and looking for role models.

    Personal Musings
  4. A love letter to climbing

    Kathy Karlo pens a love letter to climbing: “Nature becomes a great equalizer and through climbing, we’re able to channel emotions through something physical.”

    Nature
  5. On book blogging expectations vs. reality

    Marie shares how she was wrong about book blogging: “When I started blogging, I expected so many things to happen. Some did. Some others didn’t.”

    Writing
  6. snowmads.blog

    Jason and Kristin Snow left their traditional jobs to explore North America in an RV. Living in a vintage airstream, three RVs, and now a place in Springfield, Missouri, to call home in between trips, these “snowmads” love to embark on — and share — their adventures.

    Travel
  7. The Elements of Bureaucratic Style

    Colin Dickey examines the syntax and bureaucratic voice in an email from United CEO Oscar Munoz: “Munoz employs the passive voice at key moments to make it clear that there are no other actors in this drama other than Dao.”

    Business
  8. Moving is hard. Sometimes, it’s brutal.

    “Loss is a fundamental part of traveling; people rarely tell you that.” A traveler looks back on the time he said goodbye to North Carolina — and to Ashley.

    Memoir
  9. These days, I don’t wear my glasses when I’m out in public. . . . I can see the world, but it’s out of focus. I can’t make out faces, recognize friends. Most importantly, I can’t tell where anyone is looking. If men’s eyes consume me, I’d rather not know.

    Essay
  10. 8Duffels & 2Mutts

    This family of six (two parents, two toddlers, and two mutts) left Iowa for Ecuador, selling everything they owned and leaving behind everyone they knew. “This is our story, the tale of our evolution. The journey of our quest to live with less stuff and more ‘us.’”

    Exploration
  11. tim.blog

    At tim.blog, explore the podcast, books, TV show, and blog of The 4-Hour Workweek author, entrepreneur, and lifestyle guru Tim Ferriss.

    Authors
    Photo via tim.blog
  12. Jambo Robyn

    On her blog, Robyn Murray publishes poems and stories about random and ordinary things.

    Poetry
  13. State of Being: Envisioning California

    “California, the best of it, is what lives and prospers in a liminal, unnamed space—somewhere between dreams, disappointments, and recalibration.” Lynell George describes how California — Los Angeles and San Francisco — moves through you.

    Essay
  14. Make Life Better

    “Make life better. Make it about more than yourself. But don’t forget about you.”
     
    Scroll down and smile while reading this uplifting series of messages and illustrations from the blogger at The Chatter Blog.

    Art
  15. I Want To Be Like Water

    “I wish I were water.
     
    That my words spilled out.”
     

    Miri Elm at A Short Conversation muses on why she wants to be like water.

    Personal Musings