How to travel with your partner and not kill them – Learning to get along

I am sharing this info not because I like to air my dirty laundry but because I’m sure everyone goes through it and some do not make it. Our second big issue in the outback was each other. Somewhere between the first blissful months of traveling with your significant other, and, in our case month … Continue reading How to travel with your partner and not kill them – Learning to get along

Myanmar temple in Bagan

Home Decor Now Available

I am so excited to announce that I have just opened my official online store Nadbrad.com   Right now you will find Fine Art and Artist Canvas prints for home and office decor available. This caliber of Fine Art sets you, the Collector apart with a bold statement of who you are.  Strong, confident, deep, … Continue reading Home Decor Now Available

Myanmar and the City of Angels

The country of Myanmar, which was formally known as Burma is one of my all time favorite countries to visit.  The streets are alive with the most beautiful people on the planet.  My first experience in the country after leaving Western culture put a huge smile on my face and left me sitting back in … Continue reading Myanmar and the City of Angels

How I got this shot

  Ahh the Cape Naturaliste Sunset near Margaret River Australia.  To get a good shot of the sunset here all you have to do is show up.  It was quite a windy evening when we showed up just before the sun started to fall so it was a little chilly.  It's hard to tell the … Continue reading How I got this shot

10 Things About Living Abroad: No Turning Back

Nadie’s words: I read this entry and couldn’t agree more. Thank you Rachel Rae for putting my thoughts on paper.

I would love to add that for me traveling has been the most eye opening, humbling, beautiful experience I have ever had. The places and cultures you see will stay with you for a lifetime. These instant friendships with people from all around the globe are set in stone by common experiences and a passion for the unknown.

I have learned what it is like to be a minority, to feel racism first hand, to be an “immigrant” and be treated differently because of it, to not be able to pick up a language in the country I am in. I have also felt the kindness of a stranger taking me into their home to shelter and feed me. I have learned sign language that any human can understand. I have learned the power of a smile and the true meaning of happiness.

My eyes have been opened to a new way of seeing people, the world and myself and for this I thank travel and the world and all the people in it. Each and every person and place deserves to be treated with love and respect, I know I do, and I know you do too.
Travel, it will blow your mind!

Getting to know the locals in Malaysia
Getting to know the locals in Malaysia

Malay Sunset

Thought Catalog


Moving around the world teaches you many things. It isn’t for everyone. It takes a special type of person to be able to do what we do. Packing up all your things into two carry-on bags and two checked pieces of luggage is struggles in itself, and to generalize imagine being a woman! I could only bring 10 pairs of shoes! Your mother will go through that luggage and make you narrow it down to seven cardigans instead of 17 and she will remind you that those shorts still don’t fit and haven’t fit for 3 years, you should probably just let them go. Along with letting those shorts go you are also letting go of friendships, relationships, comfort.

A wise man told me that the reason we move to new countries is because we are either running from or running to something. I laughed and thought he was crazy…

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Take the road less traveled – Into the wild

“I'd like to repeat the advice that I gave you before, in that I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet … Continue reading Take the road less traveled – Into the wild

Skip forward to Western Australia, Karijini National Park

Back on the road again!   So I've been a little slow with my posts, and I know I promised at least one post a week but lately has been crazy.  First of all, I had to quit my job.  For those of you who don't know how the Australian Working Holiday Visa works, you … Continue reading Skip forward to Western Australia, Karijini National Park

Are you truly Rich?

A Hybrid Lifestyle: a lesson in life management Are you rich in wallet or rich in heart? I feel there seems to be 2 kinds of rich, and those riches can be broken down into all sorts of categories too but I’m here talking about the 2 main kinds; Heart and Wallet. Both are quite … Continue reading Are you truly Rich?