5 months and 13 days after returning from our trip, we finally finished the video. After coming back from our trip, I knew I wanted to make something. I knew it wasn’t going to be of great quality (we should have forked over the money for that damn GoPro), it would probably be choppy (because we … More The Video
Dan and I are currently putting together a video of our trip however, it is taking much longer than expected with how busy we have been. And although I wrote a post regarding continuing to paint my spirit gold after coming back, I still feel as though I need to provide some kind of recap … More South America Cinco
It’s crazy how you can look back on life and imagine you wouldn’t be where you are now or making the decisions you have decided to make. When planning our trip to South America, I never imagined straying from the continent. Friends would ask me if Dan and I thought we might change continents at … More Adios, South America!
Before arriving in the sleepy, relaxed, little beach town of Ayampe, Ecuador I was exhausted and sick. The travel weariness was really starting to rear its ugly head after being on the road for nearly 6 months. As I’ve mentioned previously, travel is quite an incredible adventure but at the same time jumping from place … More Tough Stuff the Guidebooks Don’t Tell You
Travel opens a door in learning to deal with difficult situations; which means it isn’t always fun and games (this is difficult for me to admit). Based on representations of my social media, I’m sure it seems that way because yes, much of the time it is enjoyable. But in reality, long term travel is much like … More Whatever Angers Me, Controls Me
Over the past few years, Dan and I have found a mutual interest and love for hiking. The interest was sparked in 2009 on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal and was solidified on our honeymoon in 2012 on the Inca Trail. (Excuse the quality as I had to pull these from Facebook). Nepal 2009 – Dan … More El Chaltén: A Hiker’s Heaven
Why can’t I find you? It’s Christmas Day 2015. I’m sitting in a hostel in El Calafate, Argentina. Instead of hearing Christmas music and the sounds of family, I can hear the lady who works at reception speaking in Spanish to some of the guests and the same U2 song that has been … More Where are you Christmas?
I realize calling the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier “a block of ice” is probably kind of offensive and doesn’t actually do justice to how I felt standing in its humbling presence. But Dan and I have been cracking bad jokes since we arrived in El Calafate and it only seemed fitting for the title. I … More Two Bobbleheads and a Block of Ice
I recently started following a couple new Instagram accounts that provide positive, inspirational quotes, pictures, etc. on ways to think about living life: @elephantjournal, @mindsetofgreatness, and @yogainspiration. One of my goals has been to set an intention each day – whether it’s big, small, silly, serious. I wasn’t living intentionally before and truly want to … More Finding Balance in El Bolsón
I will never forget this one time in 7th grade when my family was on vacation in Florida. We were staying at a hotel getting ready to head to the beach and a Spanish speaking maid knocked on our door. My Mom was the first to answer. My Mom being very sweet, she tried in her best … More Qué Difícil es Hablar en Español