The Gentle Traveler





Inspirational Blog, Integrative Nutrition Coaching & Helpful Resources for Healthy Travel and Vibrant Living.

“Life is a trip, so why not make it a great one?”






About the Gentle Traveler

Welcome to The Gentle Traveler! My name is Nikki Lyn Pugh, MFA. I am a published writer, Integrative Nutrition Coach and self-proclaimed “nomad.” I created The Gentle Traveler as a safe space to come to when the rivers of life get a little too rocky, or if you just need some shelter from the storm and a little bit of inspiration to get you going again! It is the place where I share honest writing about travel, health and life in general and offer tips and tricks for living a healthy, engaged and fully-present life. I hope you enjoy the blog posts and resources on this website. And if you want to know about Integrative Nutrition Coaching, upcoming classes or other products and services offered on this site, be sure to let me know by clicking on the Contact page.

Fee free to poke around. Let your intuition guide you and thank you for stopping by!


Discover some of my favorite publications and download some vital tools, worksheets and forms to help you dream, plan and go on a retreat or intentional travel experience that is just right for you!

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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...


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