Be Open Minded

When you travel, it is important to keep an open mind. You’ll be presented with new cultures, new places, new languages, new customs, new food, new people. It is important to be receptive of these new things and willing to get out of your comfort zone to try new things and accept new ideas.


Mellow. (Kauai, 2010)

As Norwood and I were quite exhausted from our incredible adventure along the Kalalau trail yesterday, today was an extremely mellow day. We woke up a bit later than usual and slowly got ready for the day. We started off with a nice, easy breakfast of coffee (Kauai Coffee Company Medium Roast), pineapple, and bagels with cream cheese, courtesy of our toaster oven.

Wanderlust Wednesday: Bali, Indonesia

Bali is one of those places in the world I’ve always wanted to go. With it’s iconic rice paddies, volcanic mountains covered with gorgeous forest, amazing coral reefs and beautiful beaches, Bali is a fabulous destination to visit. From religious sites to a lively nightlife to yoga and meditation retreats galore, Bali is the kind of place that has something for everyone.

The North Shore. Wow. (Kauai, 2010)

Today was spent exploring the North Shore of the island. We headed out this morning along the windy road around the island to explore. Turns out, the North is AMAZING. There was plenty of awesome beauty to be seen all along the road around the island, but our first stop was in Kilauea to check out the lighthouse and the cliff views, which were spectacular. The lighthouse itself was just a little lighthouse, but the jagged black lava cliffs all around us with waves crashing onto them were breathtaking.

Pura Vida

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase ‘Pura Vida’ before. In Spanish, it means “pure life”, and is a phrase which predominately comes from the gorgeous little country of Costa Rica. What it means is that life is great and you should enjoy it.

Wanderlust Wednesday: Antarctica

It has long been one of my dreams in life to visit all 7 continents so of course at some point in my life, I plan to visit Antarctica. As Antarctica is the most remote, inhospitable continent on the planet, it’s also the most difficult to travel to. That being said, there are options for those who would like to go there.