Tag Archive: adventure

The Local Side of Santorini, Greece

While traveling in Chile I met a girl from Santorini, Greece. We were similar age, both traveling alone and staying at La Sirena Hostal in Los Lobos near Pichilemu on the coast. I… Continue reading

A Day in the Life of a Traveler – ie How to Stay Happy as Things Line Up Beautifully and Fall Apart Ten Times in the Course of One Day

Many many people I know travel, but there are so many different ways to do it – how long is a good length of time? what type of accommodations? how do you like to… Continue reading

Top 11 Photos from Our French Polynesian Paul Gauguin Cruise

Tahiti, Mo’orea, Bora Bora, Rangiroa…. For years I dreamed of traveling to these Polynesian islands but truly thought I wouldn’t get to visit them anytime soon. The thing that made them so alluring,… Continue reading

Loving the Mountain Town Charm of Ripoll, Catalonia, Spain

Part of why I do what I do (in the living sense, not the career sense) is that for whatever reason, I absolutely love traveling places on a whim. Just thinking about it… Continue reading

It Was a Rainy, Blue Town, Fanny Pack Shopping Kind of Day in Chefchaouen

I was SOooo looking forward to my time in Chefchaouen – Morocco’s “blue town”, nestled under the mountains with most all of the buildings painted some shade of blue. I couldn’t wait to… Continue reading

Riding Camels in the Moroccan Sahara Desert

My mom and I took a road trip to the Sahara Desert and I’m not sure where to start. How about our longer than expected (which translates to “I didn’t Google Map the… Continue reading

Marrakech Through My Eyes and Keyboard

I can only describe our days in Marrakech with some sort of stream of consciousness typing. I feel like any attempt at orderly documentation would go against our experience in this city. So in that… Continue reading

The Towers of Patagonia (Day 5 of Torres del Paine)

I didn’t want to leave Cuernos! But we had to. When you enter the park they give you a punchcard with all the campsites listed on it. As you arrive at each one… Continue reading

Hiking to Glacier Gray (Day 2 of Torres del Paine)

Our first full day of hiking was broken into two sections – 11km from campsite to Paine Grande, where the other hikers land by catamaran from across Pehoé Lake, and then 12km from… Continue reading

Easter Island On My Map

I bought some old maps at the Fremont flea market a year ago. Old meaning 1940. Old meaning in their world snapshot, Honduras still reaches the Pacific coast. Old meaning a couple have… Continue reading