Category Archives: Travel

Podcast Transcription: Wedding Wonders and Tough Travels in Podcast, Travel

Episode 60 - Wedding Wonders and Tough Travels Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel talks about her latest European adventures at her best friend’s wedding in the South of France. Feeling like she was taking an intermission from life for the past couple of weeks, Rachel moved around at a high pace and speaks of a deep feeling of being uprooted. She discusses the changes she has seen lately, not only in her group of friends since her wedding four years ago, but in herself as well. Wondering whether this is a...

Podcast Transcription: Powering Through and Mellowing Out in Love, Podcast, Travel

Episode 59 - Powering Through and Mellowing Out Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel reflects on her latest weekend trip to LA to teach a yoga class at a fitness festival. She talks about the different mindset she had being separated from her baby girl compared to previous solo trips, and how this allowed her to turn on the fiery side of her personality so she could tackle an intense weekend with a strict run of show. She shares how staying in the here and now reminded her why she travels to...

Podcast Transcription: On The Road Again in Love, Podcast, Travel

Episode 58 - On The Road Again Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel is joined by her husband Dennis while traveling through the south of France. They talk about their adventures through Europe and their differences in terms of the kind of traveling they enjoy. Dennis shares what it’s like seeing the world from the eyes of someone who grew up on a tiny island and Rachel shares how she has changed as a traveler since becoming a mom. They share their favorite parts of the journey so far, challenges that keep...

Arriving in Love, Motherhood, Travel

And now, here I am. Grass beneath my feet. Olive trees and figs and fresh lavender as far as the eye can see. Baby sleeping soundly. Body craving movement. All. Is. Well. I used to feel like such a free spirit, like I was meant to wander and travel the world and never settle down. It was part of my identity, going from place to place. I was always proud to have filled a passport with stamps and would feel so accomplished about having to get a new one, or how one year Dennis and...

Podcast Transcription: Mind, Body, and Stories About Pain in Podcast, Travel

Episode 57 - Mind, Body, and Stories About Pain Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel shares her experience with training with a Naprapath for 8 straight days and learning new, unconventional ways of moving her body. She talks about how she has built a story around her back pain and an old injury and the epiphany that the story around the pain actually may have led her to more of the same. She shares some of the out-of-the-box exercises she has done over the past week, ignoring everything she has learned about...

Podcast Transcription: Stress, Anxiety and Accepting the Present Moment in Love, Motherhood, Podcast, Travel

Episode 56 - Stress, Anxiety, and Accepting the Present Moment Listen to this episode here! How can we practice being present in the here and now when the moment we are in is particularly challenging? In today’s episode Rachel talks about her latest travels to Europe and how parents should receive awards at the end of long travels with babies. She shares everything that went wrong and how, even with the best intentions, she lost her cool and spent almost two whole days overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. She talks about the power of making...

Podcast Transcription: Family Business (and A Little Bit of Politics) in Love, Podcast, Travel

Episode 39 - Family Business (and A Little Bit of Politics) Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel shares the story of how she left her baby for the first time ever to travel to Los Angeles for a photoshoot and how, inevitably, chaos ensued. From having an incredibly difficult time leaving Aruba in the first place to arriving to find LA on fire (literally!) she spent the weekend arguing with her brother about politics, fighting with her husband about how to care for the baby, going head to head with the airlines...

Podcast Transcription: Magic Happens Where Your Comfort Zone Ends in Love, Podcast, Travel

Episode 43 - Magic Happens Where Your Comfort Zone Ends Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel is joined by Chris Burkard; photographer, explorer, creative director, author and speaker. Chris has gained worldwide recognition for his photography and art over the past few years and is especially known for his travels to remote places and extreme weather surf photography. How do you turn your passion into your career? What’s it like balancing creative talent with running a large-scale business? Chris shares how he got started (and how when it comes to pursuing a...

A Prayer For My Daughter in General, Love, Travel, Yoga

A prayer for my daughter May she know love. May she be loved. May she never look in the mirror and think “I should lose five pounds”. Never ever. May she never feel the urge to hold her stomach in while on the beach in a bikini. May she never diet, or count calories, or obsess over her body. May she never spend even a second staring at herself in the mirror on a treadmill thinking about her weight. May she turn her face to the sun and her attention to the moment, fully soaking...

Speak Your Dreams in General, Love, Travel

Swedish summer. It's so beautiful. I'd love to start spending more time here, maybe 3-4 months out of the year... We'd need to get an apartment bigger than 32 square meters😬 And it would be a dream to have a little summer house on a lake or by the ocean somewhere... Dreams, dreams. All is possible. I remember back when I used to dream about traveling the world. Then becoming a yoga teacher. Then taking my teachings global. Then buying a house. Then writing and publishing a book. Then starting up an online platform for...