Avery grew up on a small farm in north Florida where she cultivated a love for barefooted living. As an adult she took this lifestyle to a remote island on the edge of Everglades National Park owning and operating an organic cafe and gallery. The seasonal business allowed for summer travel, ultimately leading to the decision to sell and travel even more.

Since then she’s been getting by as a yoga teacher, writer and recently added cycling guide to her occupational summary. After living a year in sunless Normandy with her French husband, Avery successfully lobbied to set up camp further south. She and the Normand now live in a small village in the south west corner of France sandwiched between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean. When she travels she looks for the simple and natural.

She blogs at Avery’s Typewriter.

Avery’s posts on GoMad Nomad:

Learning French in France

The Same Dirt