Hello. I'm Kala Philo

I write. I create videos..
In 2015 left the nest empty to live/work from anywhere.
I help adventurous souls rock their inner journey with travel. 


Well hi there! 

Thanks so much for visiting. I would love to learn more about you,  what brought you here.  How is life different for you now, as the world wakes up post-COVID-19? Feel free to drop me a line.

That photo in the snowstorm is me, channeling my inner Valkyrie during an icy hike in Iceland with my daughter. The red alpaca cape from Ecuador came in very handy. I guess alpacas know a thing or two about staying warm in the snow and sleet.

A few years ago, that adventurous Iceland hiking buddy, aka my daughter, left for college in London. Her equally amazing older brother was already living on his own. 

I left the nest really empty. I sold or donated anything that wouldn’t fit into my trusty Honda CRV with 90,000 miles on the odometer. I freed up funds and flexibility to create a location-independent business that I could run from anywhere with an internet connection.  Five years before COVID-19, at age 50, I embraced work-from-anywhere.

That trusty car took me across the Western US, California, and down Mexico way to Cabo and back. She earned her retirement to a Buddhist monastery in Northern California (true story) and  I caught a one-way flight to Mexico City, a city I had wanted to experience for my whole life.  

In fact, that's me in the photo, claiming My Golden Sofa in a favorite coffee shop en el DF - Distrito Federal - the oldtimers', taxi drivers' and Capitolinos' name for Mexico City.  If someone was sitting there when I arrived, I'd give them the mal de ojo until they finally left. Worked every time. The spirits are still quite active in el DF.

I lived like a local for two years all over la Ciudad de México with a very charming man who was born there, an Aztec danzante Scorpio who treated me like la Reina. With his help, I was able to see places in Mexico that I would not have accessed on my own. While Sergio and I are no longer novios;  he is still very charming, one of my best friends and we continue to travel together as often as possible. In fact, we recently adventured in the Yucatan, swimming with whale sharks and snorkeling in underground caves.

March 2020, I came back to my hometown Houston for a family wedding and ended up staying for a pandemic. I moved into a quiet lovely apartment I could barely afford, with two suitcases and some borrowed furniture. I was so relieved to be someplace safe, I thought I would never leave. I would become known as the crazy lady in Apt. 542 who wears too much leopard print.

Fast forward, the skies are clearing, the world is opening again, and so am I. I'm venturing out there again to see what life post-COVID looks like. Beyond Oz.

I begin my third heroine's journey of my own choosing in June 2021. I'll be in Cancun, Western Montana, New York City, and back to Mexico City in the spring of 2022. 

Here's the thing about journeying:  It's much more fun with others. Just ask Frodo, Dorothy, Ulysses, and a host of other famous misfits and life adventurers. I would love to have you join me. Let's be penpals!

Step one is to join my email list - I use all my heart, sense of humor, and intellect to create a missive worth your time, and then I put it in an email and send it to you.  I even created a free community for us - The Tigress Society for Humans Hunting the Big Life.

I draw on insights from the Hunt -  life's transitions, travel, experiences you can access, too, that will help you with your inner journey, no matter where you are on your path.   

You receive one juicy newsletter each month and some tasty snacks most weeks.  

The Tigress Society is not just for women. I welcome adults of all genders and stripes.