Welcome to Gypsy Woman Cafe!

Thanks for stopping by! This is not your typical travel blog… and I suppose, I am not your typical traveler!  Join me at Gypsy Woman Cafe for a cup of adventure and a sip of wisdom.

In 2011 at the age of 40, I began what unfolded into a five year international escapade. Over those years I found myself in Germany, France, Austria, South Korea and Thailand. I made my way through leaps of faith, supported risks, creative work exchanges and teaching English.

I have been back in the US since Spring 2016, but I continue to explore ways to grow and nurture my gypsy spirit! I believe there’s a little gypsy in all of us whether it’s a day trip to an enchanting forest or visiting a foreign land. In this blog I seek to share, uplift, inspire and nurture the gypsy in all of us.

I also aim to keep it real and offer some of my own challenges, opportunities and solutions along the way. In addition to travel, I love to share about life’s journey, spirituality, wellness and healing.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll find:


Travel Tips

At the age of 40, I took a leap, left the United States, and entered the big wide world of international travel.  This is something I always wanted to do and never dreamed I actually could. But I did… and you can too! Here are some TRAVEL TIPS to get you started!

Travel the World with Helpx!

Save Money on Flights

Travel Tips for Freedom and Flexibility

TO VIEW MORE TRAVEL TIPS – go to CHOOSE A TOPIC! on the side menu. Scroll down and select Travel Tips.


Travel Stories

Perhaps roaming the globe is not quite your cup of tea, but you’d still like to come along for the ride. Perfect! It’s great to have you and I love sharing my TRAVEL STORIES.  Here are a few of my favorites:

I Ate Cornbread in France

Meandering in Seoul

An Eternity to Learn German

Rainy Days in Graz

TO SEE MORE TRAVEL STORIES – go to CHOOSE A TOPIC! on the side menu. Scroll down and select Travel Stories.


A Sip of Wisdom

Years before I took the travel leap, and still today, I have had a hearty helping of personal challenges. Equally so, my cup runneth over with new experiences, lessons and tools to help me grow along the way. I love to share about them! I humbly offer A SIP OF WISDOM.

Some of my favorite topics include Spirituality and Sugar-free and Healthy Eating.

I have been a Reiki practitioner for over ten years. I am also an appreciative student of the following spiritual practices and organizations:  Yoga, Art of Living, Soka Gakkai International. I have found all of these practices to offer concrete benefits that make a daily impact on the quality of my life.

Ten years ago I cut sugar and caffeine from my diet for health reasons and began an ongoing journey exploring the direct impact that food has on my health and well-being. Changing my diet has made a huge difference for me and could help you too.

Join me as I explore these and related topics with a healthy serving of personal experience, humility and integrity offering ideas and resources to benefit your own life. Here is a good place to start:

Life Without Sugar

Parting with Familiarity

Cultivating Happiness

6 Tips for Surfing Through Uncertainty

TO EXPLORE A SIP OF WISDOM – go to CHOOSE A TOPIC! on the side menu. Scroll down and select A Sip of Wisdom.


Graphic Design and Reiki

Enough about me… what about you?  How can I be of service? I am a skilled graphic designer and dedicated Reiki practitioner providing top notch quality and customer care. Please visit my Reiki and Graphic Design pages to learn more about the professional services I provide.


My Personal Story

If you’d like to learn more about me, please click here to read my personal story.

Thanks for visiting!  It’s great to have you here!

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