Hello, Travelers! I’m Courtney, the creator of Boho Vardo!
Boho Vardo is designed to be a gathering place for Wanderers across the Globe. Here you will discover fearless (or mostly fearless) Travelers like you!
My goal is to inspire you and give you the tools you need to seek out Life and Adventure!
After all, Life is not about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself.
For most of us, the decision to travel is made when you find yourself at the tipping point between the life you know and the one that you’ve only imagined.
When you find yourself in a place where your daily grind of socially acceptable burdens and cliches have overwhelmed you.
It’s there at the peak that you must make your ultimate decision: live in the chaos or run free.
We all have our tales of the 9-5 grind. A bad boss or an overbearing relationship.
Been there – done that, right? Of course.
My regret is having found myself at my tipping point more times than I can count and making the choice to simply sink back in.
By the age of 21 I’d traveled through more than half the Country, gazed out into untold wonders and witnessed so many different ways of life.
But, I was never able to genuinely appreciate it, because I couldn’t bring myself to admit that I wasn’t living the life I wanted for myself.
My life was beyond broken. A crumbled mess.
The day I allowed myself to reflect in was heartbreaking and more liberating than I could ever possibly describe.
An unassuming morning hike was what brought me to the point of no return.
I met her on the mountain, The Wanderer.
She stood there, against the wind beautiful, bold. Fearless. I sat in wonder as she spun fantastic tales of her recent adventures through India, Japan and China.
She sported a rash on her shoulder, some rare bacteria that she had won trekking through the hills of Bangladesh. She said she was the first to have contracted it, so proud to have baffled her doctors.
As I listened, I realized that I was missing it. Not the rash, of course, but life. Here I was, in the city, struggling through my daily grind. I was alive, taking in air, but I definitely was not living.
I had to make a choice.
I knew that I could so easily return to my home and continue on as I always had, suffering through the pain of complacency.
But, something in my soul stirred, and definitely something I had never experienced before.
So, it was there, on the Mountain, that I decided to take my first step.
Here are the tales of my Journey.