Dan keeps reminding me that we are not on vacation, we are traveling. The difference, he believes, is that on vacation, one is lying next to a pool, napping, reading, and ordering icy drinks with colorful toothpick umbrellas. And massages. There are massages on vacation. Traveling, on the other hand, is all about experience. When … Continue reading Life on the Road
Today, I took a surfing lesson in the Tasman Sea. That statement alone makes me smile, because it represents so much overcoming. Overcoming fear and anxiety, my two trusty sidekicks that have held me back from so many adventures in life. But of all the life goals I have, swimming in all of the oceans … Continue reading Riding the wave.
It's the day after Thanksgiving, and I have been reflecting on just how much I have to be thankful for. There is my hubs, genuine and sweet and always devoted. There is my family, passionate and interesting and always there for me. There is my awesome new job, and my awesome new boss for that … Continue reading Thankful.
In case it is not immediately obvious, this, my friends, is New Zealand. To be more specific, this is the North Island of New Zealand, and we are T-5 weeks from departure. FIVE WEEKS. I can hardly believe it, partly because this is the first time I have been to the South Pacific, and partly … Continue reading New Zealand: Trip Planning