Location Independent Living

The adult pool at Sports Village, St. George

Living on the Corner of Nice and Nicer Streets

While I have had plenty to say about Utah’s parks on Passenger Conners in the recent past, I’ve had remarkably little to note about the town I called home for 3 weeks, St. George, Utah. After telling strangers and friends I’d be living there for a spell, the most common […]

“For the Adventure of Being Alive”

“For the Adventure of Being Alive”

I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive… I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to […]

A Present Pause

A Present Pause

It was a morning well-spent. After hours spent working online, I took myself on a stroll to Canyon Road, Santa Fe’s bastion of renowned art galleries and boutiques. I’m on Canyon Road all the time, mostly to work from The Teahouse, a magical space where I can spend an afternoon […]

Sunset over Miami

Wistful Thinking

Last week marked exactly one year since I quit my job in Manhattan and committed to forging ahead as a freelancer. I knew I was setting myself up for big changes, but I resolved to make this lifestyle work. Slowly, I slid into a path I willfully designed. It’s been […]

Getting silly at South of the Border

The Long and Not-So-Winding Road — And a Giant Shrimp

As anyone who’s ever made the road trip south from the Northeast to Florida on I-95 will tell you, highlights along the route are few. There’s the hellacious, bumper-to-bumper traffic between Baltimore and Richmond, Va. that will make you want to poke your eyes out. This, of course, is more […]

There it is, folks -- all our stuff (less 2 suitcases).

Let the Adventure Begin … Tomorrow!

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya, tomorrow! My apologies. I’m prone to bursting into Little Orphan Annie’s theme song today, knowing that tomorrow — tomorrow! — is the official date of departure for my foray into location independence. Yup, in 14 hours, we’ll hit the road, not as New Yorkers leaving […]

The Wheels on the RAV Go ‘Round and ‘Round

The Wheels on the RAV Go ‘Round and ‘Round

So how will Passenger Conners — she of no ride to speak of since giving up cars for city-living in 2004 — traverse the great US of A? Low and behold, I’ve bought a car; or co-bought a car, as the case may be. She’s a sweet RAV-4 that will […]

That's no Bali retreat; that's my new digs in the Grove.

Passenger Conners, Part Deux: Aw, YEAH, Location Independence

When I returned from 8 months traveling around the globe, I immediately unpacked my backpack, settled back into a life in the Northeast, and enjoyed the simple pleasures of stationary life, which now felt like sheer decadence. I peaced out. There were no planes to catch, no cities to explore, […]

The Invisible Geography of New Frontiers

The Invisible Geography of New Frontiers

“May I have the courage today To live the life that I would love, To postpone my dream no longer But do at last what I came here for And waste my heart on fear no more.”      – John O’Donohue* Here’s a secret: If I can’t imagine it, […]