Homage to Croft 17 (week 1)

Croft seventeen is a beautiful thing. Where pickax you can swing, dig a trench while whisling aaanndd that’s about as far as my poetry skills will go on this post. In all seriousness, words cannot express the joy and peace I found during my time on Eigg. From the moment I stepped onto the ferry…

Joys of Solitude

The world of solo traveling is a crazy adventure full of new people, new adventures, and exploration of self. Learning how to love yourself, and the joy of solitude is one of the greatest gifts of Solo traveling.

A Change of Direction

I have had such an amazing time in Europe; from Korcula Island to Germany I have been so blessed with people and experiences during this trip. I still have so much to share about my trip (the last blog post talks about my time in early July) and I have literally over 1000 pictures left to…

EIGG, Scotland

My adventure to the wonderful Isle of Eigg was not by chance. In all actuality I was searching specifically for volunteering opportunities on the Isle of Eigg per my lovely, amazing adoptive Aunt L. She had gone on her own adventure through Scotland the previous year and returned with rave reviews for the Isle of…

Loneliness

There are moments, in this life I have chosen, where I hear the ghosts of could-have-been walking down the hallways of my mind. I reflect back on the long and windy path my life has taken thus far, and wonder if I have made the right choices. I wonder if it is even possible to…

Edinburgh, Scotland

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit Edinburgh two times during my stay in the United Kingdom. I first visited this lovely city on my way up to the Isle of Eigg in mid-July, and then again on my return trip. I absolutely loved the city both times. Edinburgh is a city…

How to do London like a Local

During my three days in London I had two amazing family friends show me some not-so-typical places in the city. After a day of seeing the touristy sights they took me out to see a different side of London. Every single time I will pick the non-touristy activities over the tourist sights and this time…

How to do London like a (broke) tourist

If you find yourself in London for a short amount of time, you want to see all the main touristy sites but don’t want to spend the money, this post is for you. Including time, miles, and a pre-made map to make your day more about enjoying London and less about planning.

Malinalco, Mexico

Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to go with my friend Kel along with her host mom to the small town of Malinalco. About 40 years go Sarita, her host mom, purchased a plot of land in the middle of nowhere. Over time she built an amazing country home about a 20 minute walk…

Camping in the Northwest 2014 video

This past week has been a flurry of video editing digital organization. Through this craziness I stumbled upon some videos I completely forgot about, and thought it would be fun to post the flash backs. In 2014 I joined family/friends on their annual trip to ************ editors note: I was threatened with death, dismemberment, and…

Information on the CEPE program- Mexico City

Hello, As most of you know I am studying Spanish in Mexico City over the next 6 weeks. After much research I decided to go with a program titled CEPE that’s associated with the University of Mexico. The program seemed ( and turned out to be) legit, however there is not much information online. This…

La cuidad de Mexico (y otras cosas)

Hello Friends, here we go again. Another summer, another adventure. Only this time I don’t find the spot next to me empty. For this adventure that will be the following 6 weeks in Mexico City, I have the lovely pleasure of my mom joining me. But first, let me rewind a minute. On the 27th…

Europe 2018 video

Well it took me 9 months of procrastinating and 20 hours of editing but we finally have the Europe video! Let me know what ya’ll think.   Hopefully we’ll have the road trip video by the end of the week and then I’m headed to Mexico for 2 months. Look out for more posts and…

Costa Rica Video

Ya’ll… It may have taken me a year but I have FINALLY finished the Costa Rica video. I switched to a new software which SUCKS but also I find if I don’t finish the video directly after the trip it always takes forever. Well without further ado the video and some pictures    

Homage to Eigg (week 2)

In total I spent approximately three and a half weeks on Croft 17. Each were amazing yet distinctly different. Week one was spent laughing and bonding with C and her cousins. Week two was spent alone on the Croft with my fellow volunteers L and R. Unlike week one, things didn’t immediately click for the…

Photo of the day

A little girl enjoys the festivities of the Half year celebration in Korcula, Croatia 2018.

Photo of the Day

An elephant creates a dirt bath for itself in the heat of the South African sun. South Africa, 2017.