Old to New Socks

Since moving from Georgia to Colorado at the end of last year, I have come up with reason after reason not to sit down and write this post. Literally, reason after reason. Now, close to a year later, since returning from Thailand with my Mom, sister and brother,  I have figured out my aversion. I … Continue reading Old to New Socks

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Spiritual Balm

I simply can't the leave the #traveltopic of Indonesia with just one post. It just isn't possible. Yes,  #BaliSpiritFest was most definitely owned the spotlight in my month long journey in Bali. But, after BSF in all her glory, I still got to spend another two and a half weeks, roaming Bali with two of … Continue reading Spiritual Balm

Let’s bridge this back- Bali Spirit Festival 2017

I think I have waited so long to write this post because I knew how challenging it would be to put into words the totality of my experience volunteering and participating in the Bali Spirit Festival  of 2017.  Sure, incredible writers can do that, but I am no Ralph Waldo Emerson. I am just someone who … Continue reading Let’s bridge this back- Bali Spirit Festival 2017

A glimpse into South Korea: Seoul to Busan

When it comes to sharing my experinces in South Korea with you, I am kind of a loss for where to begin. For me, South Korea was a whirlwind, spending only 4 days in Seoul and 1 night down south, in Busan. And, I really had NO expectations, for it was my job to do … Continue reading A glimpse into South Korea: Seoul to Busan

Week 4: Guillen, Yangshou and Hong Kong

After putting our legs to work in the provincial area of Shangri'la, in Tiger Leaping Gorge, I knew the time for some softness had arrived. I also knew that I couldn't push my travel buddy too much further with crazy hikes, nor did I want to, so the days of rest, good food and ease … Continue reading Week 4: Guillen, Yangshou and Hong Kong

Week 3: Walk west, only 5 more minutes

At this point in our adventure in China, I would be lying if I didn't tell you how a big part of me was hoping, really praying, for some semblance of solitude. Not truly solitude in that I wanted to be alone (I am an extroverted introvert), but more that our run ins with large … Continue reading Week 3: Walk west, only 5 more minutes

Week 2: Shanghai to Xi’an, Modern to Ancient China

The last time we spoke, we were on a high speed train to Shanghai, enjoying the dethawing moment a warm train provided. I think the train ride itself took some like 4-5 hours. I cannot remember exactly, but we made it.  We arrived in Shanghai around 8pm. AirBnB works here, so Anastasia scored for us … Continue reading Week 2: Shanghai to Xi’an, Modern to Ancient China

Week one: Frozen red in China

So if your haven't heard, I'm in China. Yes, China. Why? You soon will understand.  The plans for another big trip began oh so long ago. I can trace the thought bubble of this big trip all the way back to the porch of my apartment in Austin, Texas in 2010. Anastasia and I had … Continue reading Week one: Frozen red in China

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Risk takers, dare devils, adrenaline addicts, whatever you want to call them, skydivers have a different kind of genetic makeup. You can say adrenaline junkies are wired wrong, but I believe the majority are  wired just right- usually leading towards daring decisions that inspire a life of adventure. The first time I jumped from 13,000ft. was … Continue reading Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Valladolid, Mexico

Since I was about 10 years old,  I have been hopping on planes from the United States to a singular destination in Mexico, Cancun International, with direct transportation to Hacienda del Secreto. You know the spot, right? I have already spoken so much about it and the beauty of the Mayan Riviera in my previous … Continue reading Valladolid, Mexico

Where a dream sprouted roots: Playa Secreto, Mexico

It has been a while since the last time I took the time to sit down and write. As we all say, life happened and I got actually quite busy. In a great way, but, yes, life's fullness has left little time for writing. But, today, I woke up early in earnest, to write; to finally put … Continue reading Where a dream sprouted roots: Playa Secreto, Mexico

Aspen, Colorado. Sister travels.

I am an opportunity grabber, to say the least. It's seriously like I have some deep intuition that clearly sees doors in front of me, and I always find the right one to open for myself. Yes, of course, having a positive attitude makes almost every door that is opened perfect, but I have to give … Continue reading Aspen, Colorado. Sister travels.

The love bubble. YTT in Koh Lanta, Thailand

I can't really remember when I began saying...'When I see myself as an old woman, I see me in a black swim suite top, a flowing green sarong, the curls in my hair have been let loose, and there is glowing energy around me. I think I am a yoga teacher, a writer. I bear age … Continue reading The love bubble. YTT in Koh Lanta, Thailand

Steamboat, Colorado

My blood begins to softly boil. My arms spark with exultant ignited energy. My imagination drifts to the peacefulness of the mountain ridges with evergreens on their shoulders. The earthy, yet ethereal space, where I will soon be able to take deep icy breaths with the sun warming my back, the crunch of snow beneath my feet and the feeling … Continue reading Steamboat, Colorado

Our new home country: the USA

I know, I know...what a typical photo. Totally not in any way similar to my past postings. Rob and I didn't arrive in some far off land, filled with beauty of mountains, forests, beaches, jungle or anything like what we normally seek. But, we did arrive in the safe haven of family love, and after … Continue reading Our new home country: the USA

The Road Home

No matter how fond you are of traveling, how "at home" you feel on a stinky bus with one backpack in between your feet and your other "big guy" backpack stored above you, how strange faces are your familiar, how easily you can sleep most anywhere in the world, how accustomed your belly becomes, you … Continue reading The Road Home

Sabah, Borneo, Magical Land, Dream World, any of these barely suffice.

Ever since watching the Discovery Channel as a young child, I had dreamed of finding my way to Borneo. The Discovery Channel, constantly did episodes on Borneo's impressive rainforests, which used to be highly protected from human impact. It's rainforests are home to some of Nature's most beautiful and elusive plants and animals, such as the Rafflesia flower, the Pygmy … Continue reading Sabah, Borneo, Magical Land, Dream World, any of these barely suffice.

METAMAN Triathlon in Bintan, Indonesia

As a traveler, some days are so completely relaxed that wicked abberant ideas seep into your brain, similar to sipping a cold coke through a straw after a long bus ride over the hills of Rajasthan. It just goes in and down so smoothly, feeling so refreshing, that every bit of the idea, or the coke for that matter, … Continue reading METAMAN Triathlon in Bintan, Indonesia

Singapore: a squeaky clean whirlwind

As we always do, we began our adventure to the next country by first searching from the hostel in our current location for a place to crash after the long days. Of course, as travelers, we heard many times how expensive Singapore is and how a travelers' few spare dollars cruise a unequaled, rather short distance, in … Continue reading Singapore: a squeaky clean whirlwind

Insight to Malaysia: from Penang to Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia. Sounds like the name of an interesting bird, right? Well, she is. Malaysia an evolved collision of old world traditions, escalating religion, and new world fast paced desires. Our journey by train from Surat Thani, Thailand took us first to Butterworth, an industrial city with seemingly nothing in it, located in North Malaysia. Why … Continue reading Insight to Malaysia: from Penang to Kuala Lumpur