Sanitation Engineer

It’s official. It’s undeniable.

Just ask our numerous and relentlessly supportive friends. April and I are 100% nomad. That is just about as kindly as it gets when it comes to referring to someone as unemployed, homeless, phone-less and now, solely reliant on others for transportation. Kind of like changing the title of ‘garbage man’ to ‘Sanitation Engineer!’

Yes, Tank has gone to a new and loving home. He will be sorely missed, but there are exorbitant plans and dreams to chase into extraordinary and distant lands. The break from this materialist society we exist in will only hurt for so long. If my previous travel experience has taught me anything, soon I will be dying to lighten load even more. Road trips and backpacking around the world are very different. Phase II demands that every ounce of necessary ‘stuff’ be supported only with the strength of my own body.

Just the thought of it is exhausting and painful but picturing myself on the shores of some tropical island, amongst colourful festivities of foreign cultures, or on top of some lava-spewing giants is enough to overcome that. I am willing to make these sacrifices because this is what I want more than anything in the world; by any means.

What an extraordinary life!

Like mother like daughter -- Somewhere in Myanmar --Karina Noriega

Like mother like daughter — Somewhere in Myanmar –Karina Noriega

~ An Extraordinary Story by Karina Noriega ~

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Modern Nomads – A Film

Cadillac Ranch, Texas, USA - Karina Noriega

Another extraordinary film by April Beresford for www.karinasextraordinarylife.com

Two weeks ago, April opened up a very personal page in her travel journey. As a ‘newbie’ traveler, she is discovering how different real travel is from taking a vacation. The hardships of life as a nomad are only just beginning on this journey and they will continue twist and reshape themselves with our environment and changing cultural landscape.

As a responsible journalist, she has followed up her article with a series of interviews with more experienced long-term travelers in search of answers. With every intention of creating a healthy and sustainable method of travel, April seeks out the secrets to maintaining balance between self and world.

Check out her original story: https://karinasextraordinarylife.com/2014/08/05/confessions-newbie-traveler-aprils-story/ Continue reading