Jaime Byrd Blog

JAIME BYRD | Director & Filmmaker

Designing my life through slow travel

Living and Making Movies Around the World

My name is Jaime Byrd. I’m an Emmy nominated filmmaker, media maker, jewelry maker, and bread maker. I am living and working around the world with my husband and film producer, Adam J. Cohen, indefinitely while creating film and documentary projects all across the globe.

Adam, and I met while we were both traveling in 1994. It was just the beginning of our crazy adventures around the world.

We backpacked through Europe, and have continued to travel to about 20 countries. I know this doesn’t sound like a lot since so many other travelers have been to more countries, but that’s because we do something called “slow travel” which keeps us grounded and “living” in one place for more then a month at a time – often even 4-6 months in one home.

We cover less ground – but we actually “see” and experience a lot more while connecting with communities.

This blog is sometimes about travel, connecting with the world, being a women, filmmaking, “living” instead of “traveling” around the globe, immersion with other cultures, food, and designing your particular life through slow travel.

RECENT POSTS

Preparing for Le Puy route of the Camino de Santiago

Walking Le Puy route of the Camino de Santiago I’m finally going to take another long distant walking trip this fall. This time, I’m going to be walking Le Puy route of the Camino de Santiago in southern France. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time, but just haven’t been able […]

6 QUESTIONS (and TIPS) TO FIND OUT IF HOUSESITTING IS RIGHT FOR YOU

By Jaime Byrd Two years ago, we purged most of our belongings, rented our house and started to travel indefinitely. Since then, we’ve lived in dozens of luxurious homes in some of the world’s most desirable places. Two different large villas in Bali, a modern apartment in Vietnam, a beach house in Thailand, and several […]

Tay Ho, Hanoi Vietnam – A Slow Travelers First Impression

There is so much to look at in Hanoi. Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been suffering from jet lag after having traveled across 8 different time zones, but there is no doubt that I’ve had a certain amount of sensory overload that happened in less then 24 hours after arriving to Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam. In a very broad sense, […]