My Rambles

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The last 15 years, has seen me travel to over 40 countries, mostly solo.  Some countries I have traveled humbly through as a backpacker, getting as close as i can to the local perspective; others I have stayed and volunteered – a true blessing, other places I lived and worked, and became a local in my own right. This blog, the Curious Rambler came to life in 2014; before that the stories of my travels are kept safely and quietly but I assure you I have been rambling curiously for many years now, and I always will, as life is an adventure to be rambled through. May you find time to be curious and to ramble.

Side Note: I realize recently that many people make assumptions, and in my case, some have assumed from my many travels that i have tons of money, or my parents are rich or I am a ‘trust fund’ baby (didn’t even know what that was). It’s important to know that i am anything but rich monetarily, and have completely supported my travels myself. I have always made very little money, much less than most I assure you, and most years I make below the poverty line in fact.  Yet i am rich in life. Traveling does not take lots of money, it takes heart and will. It’s about prioritizing, saving money for experiences rather than things, and also living very simply – which inevitably makes your life richer and more authentic if you ask me. Your focus determines your reality.

My nomad trail in brief….

2017
Cumberland, Canada (Vancouver Island) – living it up!
Southern Vancouver Island, Canada – worked & lived

2016
Moab, Utah – lived & volunteered; Community Rebuilds internship
Prince Edward County, Ontario – lived & worked
Mexico – permaculture design course

2015
Alberta, Canada – worked
Kootenays, Canada – wwoofed
Vancouver, Canada
Ecuador – worked at retreat
Colombia

2014
Ecuador
Peru
USA – Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California

2013
Vancouver, Canada – worked and lived

British Columbia & Alberta, Canada –  spectacular roadtrip
USA – Washington, Oregon

2012
Point Roberts, USA – lived
USA – California, Oregon, Washignton

Guatemala
El Salvador

Nicaragua
Costa Rica

2011
Vancouver, Canada – lived and worked

British Columbia, Canada – roadtrip of Gulf Islands and sunshine coast

2010
Vancouver, Canada
California, USA – lived for 6 months
USA – Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Virginia (roadtrip)
Canada (roadtrip from Toronto to Vancouver)

2009
Australia – Tasmania – live and worked
New Zealand
India
Nepal

2008
Malawi – volunteered and lived
Tanzania
Thailand
Laos
Vietnam
Cambodia – volunteered
Malaysia
Philippines
Singapore
Indonesia
Australia – Brisbane – lived & worked

2007
Morocco
Slovenia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Montenegro
Serbia
Bulgaria
Romania
Switzerland

2006
Ottawa, Canada – lived

Manchester, England -lived
Northern Ireland

2005
Manchester, England (lived and worked)

Croatia
Netherlands
Poland
Hungary
Greece
Egypt

2004
Huatulco, Mexico (worked at resort job)
Bahamas (worked on a super yacht)
San Francisco, USA 
Southern States, USA (Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama)
Scotland (lived and worked in Edinburgh)
Northern Ireland

2003 – my first ‘3 month’ backpacking trip
England
Wales
Scotland
Republic of Ireland
Netherlands
Czech Republic
Germany
Austria
Italy
Spain
France
Denmark

 

 

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4 comments for “My Rambles

  1. August 23, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d
    most certainly donate to this superb blog! I guess for now
    i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
    I look forward to new updates and will share this blog with my Facebook group.
    Talk soon!

    • the curious rambler
      August 23, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks very much. Please feel free to subscribe to my blog and share it on networking sites. That would grand.

  2. Natalie
    May 18, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Hello Trace Miller!

    You’re an inspiration for me!!!!
    You’re a brave traveller!

    • the curious rambler
      May 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Thanks Natalie! We are all inspiration for each other. Live your life…create your own path 🙂

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