Bribery: It Can Work in Cambodia

July 30, 2015

A few years back, I began sharing stories from my various travels around the globe. It began as a way for me to relive my adventures, but soon turned into something my readers loved. {And please, ignore the formatting! One day I’ll get around to formatting all the old posts from before my blog’s redesign!} For one reason or another, I let those stories fall to the wayside, but I’m ready to bring them back again.  

Upon returning to the US after my year in South America, I moved in with my parents. I was 25-years-old, newly single, without a job and totally clueless as to my future path. So when Mom and Dad told me they were headed to Thailand for the winter {with brief stops in Tokyo in Cambodia} I was more than willing to join. After all, what was another two months abroad when my life was one big question mark?

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9 Reasons to Love Loreto, Mexico

July 28, 2015

I’ve never been one for the desert. Creepy animals that sting; absurd heat; a serious lack of greenery; sharp, pointy plants. When you think of it that way, what IS there to love?

But Loreto got under my skin. I’ve thought a lot about that sleepy town since I returned and there is a slow-but-steady pull that I continue to swish around in my brain. Maybe it’s the survivalist nature of the environment and its people? Or maybe it’s the beyond-remote location in the middle of Baja. Regardless, I loved it.

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Kids & Technology: Rediscover Nature

July 21, 2015

Let’s be clear: I don’t have kids. That said, we hope to be parents at some point and I hate to think of my hypothetical-yet-future children growing up without a good ol’ dose of Mother Nature in their lives.

What am I talking about?

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Loreto, Mexico: A Photo Essay

July 20, 2015

Oh hey. It’s been a minute, right?!

Life has been very busy lately but all in a good way. An extended weekend trip to Crested Butte. My bridal shower. Last week’s media trip to Mexico. Fun, fun, FUN!

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The Schoolyard Showdown: My First CrossFit Comp

July 1, 2015

I don’t frequently write about CrossFit. Instead, I tend to focus more on my outdoor pursuits like trail running and backpacking. That said, it doesn’t mean I don’t love the sport! I simply realize that those of you who don’t CrossFit really don’t care, and I respect that.

BUT GUYS! I competed in my first-ever CrossFit comp, so how can I NOT share that?!

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