About Us

Hi. We’re Anne and Mike, creators of a shifted perspective. We’re travelers, writers, and aspiring world-changers.

Those descriptions were different until pretty recently. We spent most of our adult lives living safe, conventional American lives with good/unfulfilling jobs, a basement full of stuff, and a general malaise.

A few years ago, we started to ask ourselves tough questions about what we really wanted to do with our lives and what impact we want to have on the world. The answers are ever-evolving, but we know we want to experience other cultures, to see different perspectives on life, and to put our skills and work toward making a positive impact in the world.

In 2011, we got rid of all of our belongings and headed out for indefinite international travel, spending most of our time in Central America so far.

Along the way, we’ve been meeting a lot of amazing people living their lives dedicated to doing what they love. From people investing their entire life savings to create a raw, vegan B&B and farm/retreat in a small town in Mexico, to people creating a reliable clean water supply for rural Guatemalans, we seem to run into inspiring people at every turn.

Similar people have been quietly working on these types of projects for years. But now, with the collective awareness of the need for change and the technological ease that enables people across the globe to connect, we can’t help but get caught up in that momentum.

So we decided to start sharing these stories along with many others we come across online. By doing so, we hope to help facilitate connections and build momentum for people making the world a better place. The people we come across inspire us and we hope that by sharing their stories we can help the inspiration spread.