For one easy payment of 2.99…

Do you want more info on affordable travel through help exchange? Did you follow my blog while I was in New Zealand? Did you not? All good reasons to buy my brand new eBook for the price of a venti Americano! Thanks, dear ones. Amazon eBook: Beth of Fresh Air: New Zealand Smashwords eBook: BethContinue reading “For one easy payment of 2.99…”

Three months traveling with help exchange vs. one week in Vail

On my drive from Moab, UT to Estes Park, CO, I saw a sign for Vail. I had seen photos of this town and had heard about the famous people who frequent it; I almost expected “Vail” to be written in diamonds on the road sign. I bipped my blinker and decided to use aContinue reading “Three months traveling with help exchange vs. one week in Vail”


\ in-DEM-nuh-fahy \  , verb;  to compensate for damage or loss sustained, expense incurred, etc. to guard or secure against anticipated loss; give security against (future damage or liability). This one might be a stretch. But help exchange is sort of like being indemnified for the loss of our free time and the damage to our smooth hands that are now filled with blisters and calluses. In Napa Valley, we are compensated heartily. In mushroom risotto, homemadeContinue reading “indemnify.”


\ soh-DAL-i-tee, suh- \  , noun;  1. fellowship; comradeship. 2. an association or society; Roman Catholic Church . a lay society for religious and charitable purposes. Dream catchers hang in the windows next to oranges with cloves stuck in them. The wood stove heats the three bedroom house and the three dogs compete for the spot right in front of it. The coffee is half caf so we all drink twice as much. Rachel makes herContinue reading “sodality.”


\ in-kyoo-NAB-yuh-luh, ing- \  , noun;  the earliest stages or first traces of anything. extantcopies of books produced in the earliest stages (before 1501) of printing from movable Help exchange (working a few hours a day in exchange for housing and food) makes traveling so affordable. I wish I had known about it sooner. I spent less money monthly while I was working my way through New Zealand than I did while living in Asheville. Through help exchange, IContinue reading “incunabula.”