I Kissed a Ray, and I Liked It

Circling back to my #mostepicadventure in Grand Cayman, I share with you one of the coolest experiences of my trip: visiting Stingray City. In actuality, Stingray City is a sandbar. In the middle of the ocean. It’s not an enclosed habitat where all the creatures have been trained to be around humans. It’s a place…

The Virtue of Traveling Solo

What fills your soul in a way that nothing else can? Are you mountains or ocean? Sun or snow? Adventurer or relaxer? If you plan to fill your life with travel, getting to know yourself and your own travel style is incredibly important. And the only way to truly discover that is to venture out…

On Life Mottos and Foreign Grottos

At any given moment, I’m exactly where I’m meant to be. That has been the guiding motto of my life for over a decade, and I plan to keep living by it. There’s a certain peace I get in trusting—and celebrating—the poetry and patterns of life. In a month where I will find myself somewhere…

5 GoPro Accessories I’m Glad I Bought

As I prepared to embark on my first solo island adventure, I knew that the perpetual photographer in me would want something more versatile than the waterproof point-and-shoot camera I had been taking on my aquatic endeavors. While I still adore my Lumix (and always keep it close at hand on the water), that camera…

Snap Back to Reality

Whenever I end a vacation, I have this impending feeling of, “Welp, back to reality.” But I had a moment of realization as I sat at the airport awaiting the return flight from this last vacation: it’s all reality. Yes, my trip to Grand Cayman was a dream incarnate. But it was real. Every. Piece.…

Adventure, Party of 1

At the intersection of hope and fear, we find adventure. That’s precisely where I found myself last week when I was 37,000 feet above the Caribbean heading out on my first solo international trip. My mood was a healthy mix of nerves and excitement. Excited because I was heading to an island I’d long wanted…

You-Turn

Show me the blogger who hasn’t at least once written (or thought about writing) something along the lines of: “it’s been a while since I’ve written here,” and I’ll crown them a unicorn. The fact is that we all start blogs with the best of intentions and a zillion posts in mind, but life gets…