12×12 Diary

The personal side of Inspired By Twelve. Get to know us better through our candid thoughts and personal stories about our journey around the world.

Week #37 – How do you make travel meaningful?

Week #37 – How do you make travel meaningful?

As you may have realize, we travel a lot. Full-time. Almost everyday. On the road. Traveling. This also allows us to meet many people from around the world. On one such occasion in the Philippines, a fellow traveler happened to ask me a question that […]

Week #34 – Finding Home in Kuta, Lombok

Week #34 – Finding Home in Kuta, Lombok

If you could go on a world tour, what would you imagine it to be like? When we first started to consider the potential of leaving our lives behind to travel the world for a year, I imagined a slow paced, leisurely adventure. I imagined […]

Week #29 – Yoga in Lombok

Week #29 – Yoga in Lombok

If you’re looking for an affordable yoga retreat in Bali, you might want to consider doing yoga in Lombok instead. Let me tell you why! While living in NYC, I would routinely practice yoga at least 3-4 times a week. I would love to tell […]

Week #28 – Spending Time Apart

Week #28 – Spending Time Apart

After spending an amazing time in West Sumbawa together, Pierre and I decided to go separate ways. He continued east, taking the local bus for 36 hours to reach Flores. I decided to travel back to Lombok alone. It’s been about 6 months since we […]

Week #22 – Trina & Pierre featured on the Discoverer

Week #22 – Trina & Pierre featured on the Discoverer

Today we opened our inbox’s up to see that we have been featured in The Discoverer’s edition of Santorini, Greece! Head on over to The Discoverer’s website to learn more about their community of travelers and sign up for their weekly travel guides delivered directly […]

Week #11 – Instagram Shadow Ban – True or False?

Week #11 – Instagram Shadow Ban – True or False?

Recently Pierre & I had our first “shadow ban” scare. A friend reached out to us to tell us that our posts were banned on Instagram. He used a well-known 3rd party tool to test our Instagram account and latest posts. We started the account […]

3 Month Update – The Reality of Full-Time Travel

3 Month Update – The Reality of Full-Time Travel

After traveling full-time for 3 months, this is what I have learned. We set off in September to sail the Greek Island on a private sailboat. In October we took the car and headed on a road trip from Paris to Porto – driving along […]

Week #7 – Free Camping in Portugal – Sleeping in Your Car

Week #7 – Free Camping in Portugal – Sleeping in Your Car

Sleeping in a car isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. However, during a road trip can be a great idea especially in Portugal since it’s free. We used one week during our trip in Portugal to spend some time apart. As much as we […]

Week #5 – The Fantastic Life of Pirouette

Week #5 – The Fantastic Life of Pirouette

Those of you who know Trina most certainly have heard the name Pirouette before. Whenever Pierre & Trina are traveling around the world, Pirouette can almost always be found in Trina’s handbag. She’s a magnificent stuffed dog who is accompanying us on our journey. After some […]

Week #2 – Sailing the Greek Islands Itinerary

Week #2 – Sailing the Greek Islands Itinerary

If you have ever been sailing, you know that it’s no exaggeration to say that one goes where the wind takes you. Pierre’s uncle hates to motor sail so we will spend the next few days around the island of Samos before the winds pick […]