Category: Stories

Everest Base Camp: A Crowded Path Less Taken

Given that the EBC trek is considered among the ten best in the world and has become more accessible in recent years, it’s popularity is not surprising. Though it might be crowded at times, it was a path less taken for me personally, and will forever remain one of the most memorable experiences of a lifetime. 

2017: The Year of Color and Mountains

2017 had it all: vibrant cities and mountainous treks, ancient ruins and unique cultures, joyful festivals and subdued ceremonies. Unintentionally, South Asia continued to beckon. Within a year, I’d spent a month in India and another month between Bhutan and Nepal – my first forays into these three unique and enchanting countries. 

A Restoration of Faith: It’s About the Journey

And here we are. Last weekend, I had a crisis of faith. Did I do the right thing? Was this path truly leading to where I need to go? Because there are times… there are times it’s exhausting. I joke that my dating profile…

Monsters, Mountains, Starlight, and Finding My Path

It was four years ago this very weekend that my world as I knew it, hoped for it, and was comfortable in, exploded around me. The remaining structures would all crumble in very short due course. Life was stripped bare. There are far worse…

The Art of Getting Lost ~ Teotihuacan, Mexico

I shared a version of this story in May 2015, in my first few days of travel. But I love this story, and all it represents. ~ May 6, 2015 ~ Today was one of those days that is so full I simply don’t…

Ballroom Dancing and Hopscotch: The Night of “Why Not?” ~ Edinburgh, Scotland

I have a theory. If you want to have an amazing night out, convince yourself – insist upon it to anyone who asks what your plans are – that you’re going out for just one. I swear it’s the guaranteed way to turn any…

The Mountains are Calling ~ Glacier National Park, Montana

It was mid June. I was facing one of the most challenging emotional times of my life. Every “bad” feeling you can think of fought for space inside me – terror, anger, deep sadness, disappointment, emptiness, exhaustion. I literally ran away to clear my…

Podcast: Why I Did It, How I Did It, and Tackling Fear

I was recently invited to talk travel with Jennifer Buchholz of Transform Via Travel in a live Blab! session. Now in podcast form, I love that I have the chance to share our chat with you. Despite me recovering from a summer cold that…

The Colors of a Sunset ~ Amarapura, Burma/Myanmar

Welcome to my version of Throwback Thursday, a look back to a favorite memory while traveling. To launch this series, I went back a year (a year already?!) to August 18, 2015. From my calendar, photos, and journal, it seems I was midtrip with a…

Video: Because I Can

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