The Gentle Traveler

Honest writing about life, health and travel.

About the Gentle Traveler

Welcome to The Gentle Traveler! My name is Nikki Lyn Pugh and I have been a published writer, teacher and self-proclaimed “nomad” for over three decades. The Gentle Traveler is the place where I share Honest Writing about travel, health and life in general. Honest Writing can be funny. It can be serious. It can bring about tears of joy or sorrow. Honest Writing doesn’t claim to have all the answers, but it is never afraid to ask the questions that will bring us back home to ourselves, to our planet and to all of life. Most of all, Honest Writing comes from the heart. I hope you enjoy the blog posts and resources on this website. If you feel called to learn more about Coaching, eBooks and other Products and Services, be sure to sign up for the mailing list and check out the Resources link.

Thank you for visiting – and for staying Honest! That is what the world needs most right now!


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The fact is, we all need to get away every once in a while. Sometimes this urge to unplug from our everyday existence can take us far across the sea for months on end. Sometimes it can lead us to a simple cabin in the woods for a weekend alone with our thoughts. Sometimes it emerges us in exotic destinations where the stimulus of a marketplace or festival enlivens us. Sometimes it draws us inward into stillness and into the depths of our own mind. These are my stories, and I hope you enjoy them!

Recent Posts

The Box

It may seem trite but last night I watched Eat, Pray, Love for the tenth time in my life and I am amazed at how much I resemble that character in some ways. Yes, I know that that character is a real, live person—quite famous and inspirational by now—who goes by the...

Say Yes to the BIG Question Inside of You

When you begin to notice the things that ARE working, as opposed to the things that aren’t working, then you begin to see a huge potential everywhere!  -Barbara Marx Hubbard The other day I watched an interview with two of the most widely-known spiritual luminaries of...

Curious Confusion

Before I acknowledge the obvious fact that I haven’t posted on this blog for over a year, I have a story to tell.


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