First Glimpse of the Pacific- Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Three and a half years ago, Dustin and I took a trip to Costa Rica. We spent the first half of the trip zip lining, rappelling down waterfalls and adventuring in La Fortuna and then moved on to the coast for the second half of our trip. We had purchased a vacation package which included airfare…

Exploring Antigua, Guatemala

*Some of the photo credits go to my friends from the trip: Beca, Jessica, and Jenna, and my Dad, Gary* On the final day of our voluntourism trip to Guatemala, we were able to spend a day sightseeing in Antigua, Guatemala. I had never even heard of this jewel of a city before my trip…

Sharing the Love- Voluntourism in Guatemala

In October this year, I had the privilege of joining my dad and a lovely group of people from Shoreline Church in Monterey, California on an eye-opening humanitarian mission trip to Guatemala. I call it a “voluntourism” trip because after all of our volunteer work, we were able to sightsee a bit. I went on a mission trip…

New Year’s Eve in the Big Cherry

A lot of people associate New Year’s Eve with “The Big Apple”, or New York City, because of the festivities held there in Times Square each December 31st. This year, instead of doing our usual routine of going out in our hometown, we decided to try something different, because the local celebrations had been pretty sleepy the…

Breaking The Silence

As you’ve probably noticed, I have not posted anything for the past couple of months on this site. This was due to a certain amount of ambiguity Dustin and I were facing as we tried to figure out together which direction our lives were going. This blog was started earlier in the year, fueled by our dream to sail…

Quote of the Day: Monday October 17, 2016

“A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse… and thinks of home.” – Carl Burns.  

Quote of the Day: Friday October 14, 2016

“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” -Clifton Fadiman  

Quote of the Day: Thursday October 13, 2016

“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and…

Quote of the Day: Wednesday October 12, 2016

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” -Maya Angelou  

Quote of the Day: Tuesday October 11, 2016

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy