It’s Complicated in Fes, Morocco

It’s Complicated in Fes, Morocco

Imagine going somewhere so different that it would be difficult to explain what you learned when you got back home. That type of complication and pleasant type of bewilderment is exactly what followed me home from Fes. I’d been blabbing about going to Morocco for a while. You can read all about my love for tagines […]

Authenticity in Costa Rica

Authenticity in Costa Rica

This is where this story began; it was hard not to miss the burning forest outside of Liberia. When the Spanish claimed “Costa Rica” they named it after the RICH land they saw. Mixed research indicates that in the 1940’s 75% of Costa Rica was forested. Suprise As of today 20,000 acres of land is deforested annually. Now, while […]

Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen, Morocco

Making an unexpected friend on the way to the Blue City of Northern Africa.

My Road Trip Through Japan

My Road Trip Through Japan

Honshu, the main island of Japan, is the place where the land shakes. It’s the cold wet you feel on your skin as you drive through a mountain cloud. It’s the vast expanse of the volcanic plateau stretching into gold and beige haze that seems to stretch into eternity.  The past is what I felt […]

Japan: Photographing Wild Snow Monkeys, My Favorite Thing I’ve Ever Done

Japan: Photographing Wild Snow Monkeys, My Favorite Thing I’ve Ever Done

       I first heard about the adorable Japanese Snow Macaques on the likes of a PBS nature documentary called “Hot Springs for Snow Monkeys in Hell’s Valley”. I didn’t care how, or when, but I knew that I had to see them. Period. The type of against-all odds statistics that usually rear their ugly heads in […]

Bogota, Colombia : The Most Interesting Things I Learned (Part 1)

Bogota, Colombia : The Most Interesting Things I Learned (Part 1)

This is the face that your friends and family might make when you tell them that you are visiting Colombia.  And then you might get questions like: “Are you sure?”, “Will you be safe?”  This is what made me realize how out of touch with current events and reality we are truly capable of.  We can […]

Scratching the Surface in Oaxaca City

Scratching the Surface in Oaxaca City

In our modern urban lives we search for the latest cuisine hot-spots across American & European cities. On Friday nights we settle in to the hippest cantinas for tapas and  music. It’s exhausting to keep up with the latest trends as  the new continuously turns over. What happens when trendy is incredibly Old- World, relatively  unknown, & authentic? […]

Cultural Foraging in Zipolite, Mexico

Cultural Foraging in Zipolite, Mexico

Zipolite– it feels like it’s at the end of the earth.   Zipolite (pronounced Zip-oh-lee-ta) took a creative combination of four flights to get to. I had no idea what rural Mexico might actually be like and felt truely delighted to discover something new for myself. After 3 flights we landed in  Huatulco and rented a car (yes you […]

Seal Pups, Anxiety Dogs For Cheetahs, Border Patrol Agents, and Sunsets in San Diego

Seal Pups, Anxiety Dogs For Cheetahs, Border Patrol Agents, and Sunsets in San Diego

This is a hard post because everything about SoCal is SoStereotypical. It’s hard to find a story in a place that’s so frequently filled the pages of history– a place where EVERYONE has been. Scouts honor– I promise to STEER CLEAR of the typical blah blah blah in this post.Here’s my storyteller’s attempt at throwing something […]

An Earth Shaking Experience in Mexico City

An Earth Shaking Experience in Mexico City

After a long year, full of my happiest times to date, and my most earth shaking times I have decided to shake off the dust on my publishing roots and get back to the grindstone. I was searching for some divine inspiration when an unlikely candidate encouraged me to continue my writing. So—today—I continue sharing […]

Oregon . . . Brought to You by . . . Oregon

Oregon . . . Brought to You by . . . Oregon

It’s one of those places that could follow you around forever.   There’s something sort-of poetic about Oregon. It’s where the grey sky has a purple hue that contrasts perfectly against the black soil covered by green forestry. It’s cities filled with drifters and the open-minded; it’s strange little coffee shops and intellectuals. It’s an […]

Thai Town: Ditching the L.A. Tourist Scene

Thai Town: Ditching the L.A. Tourist Scene

Disclaimer: I will never be an L.A. kind of girl. I’m not even much of a (dare I say it?) beach kind of person. Que the Crickets. Recently I’ve expanded my horizons. I’ve permanently relocated to Colorado and as consequence I’m on a new.found.mission to explore the West. Needless to say when round trip airfare to […]

I Love Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia! Where Are They Again?

I Love Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia! Where Are They Again?

Sometimes I write about my adventures so that others may follow in my footsteps, tweek what I did and make their own adventures better. If only one person gets inspired from my shares, it’s totally worth it. Realistically speaking this is not one of those times. This is totally different. You can take my advice […]

Making Adventure a Priority — The Unconventional “How To”:  Travel on a Tiny Budget

Making Adventure a Priority — The Unconventional “How To”: Travel on a Tiny Budget

Been in a slump? The perfect thing to give you some lustrous perspective—GET OUT of here, mojo—take a trip. Make yourself a priority; make adventure a priority. Go see, do, hear, taste something out of the ordinary. But how? Vacations are pricey. Somewhere along our journeys we’ve conceived this notion that traveling is this luxurious […]

Adventure Ideas

Adventure Ideas

Never Stop Wandering. Never stop wondering. An inspirational quote I’ve grown to love. I have been compiling a list of trip ideas for my lifetime, and in an effort to generate feedback , I’m publishing them today. The goal here is to initiate a discussion about places that you WILL go, because they call you, […]