On Being Vulnerable

Posted on 7 CommentsPosted in Asia, destinations, fitness, India, people, trekking

I felt a chill, sitting in my little box of a room – tiny, with oddly-placed windows that allow nearly no natural light to shine through. Wrapped up in a pile of heavy blankets and my newly purchased yak wool scarf, trying my best to stay insulated from both the physical cold and the social gatherings outside by these four walls and my ipod headphones. […]

A New Year’s Tradition: Letters to the Universe

Posted on 7 CommentsPosted in art, Nostalgia, people, spa & wellness, things to do, writing

When one door closes, another opens. Or something like that, right? I feel the same way about the changing of the calendar from one year to the next. It’s a perfect time for starting fresh! New Year’s Day has grown to be my favorite holiday of the year. Growing up, I remember my grandmother starting the water boiling for everyone to take a shot of […]

Change of Plans

Posted on 5 CommentsPosted in Ecuador, people, South America, travel

When I began this journey, I had a very rough itinerary in mind. In fact, my preferred way to travel is to leave things a bit open ended, to slow down and to allow myself to test the waters in a place before I commit to more than a few days there. There is so much world to see that I try not to waste […]