For my birthday this year, Jake took me to Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort in Paradise, Montana. It is incredibly hard to get a reservation there, but Jake had been calling for a few weeks trying to catch a cancellation and just happened to score a room the weekend of my birthday! When he told me, […]
It is finally spring here in Montana, so Jake and I did our first real hike of the year! River slept decently the night before which gave us the extra little nudge to get on the trail. So after a very rare restful night of sleep, we headed to Holland Lake Falls. The trail is […]
If Jimmy Chin has every right to make money with his talents, and Jared Leto is not a poser, and the products are presumably sustainable, why did I feel so icky looking at these pictures?
July 25th, 2019 Windansea This is the first spot I “surfed” in San Diego. Surfed is in quotes because I did not catch a single wave. Okay, I caught some white water on the way in… But I was too nervous to go for these waves. I had a lot to do upon moving, but […]
A tribute to the members of Surf Club at UC Davis
I woke up to rain pounding on the skylight above me. While there was no elevator in the ten-story building, being on the top floor had one deliverance and that was the skylight. I could have reached up to open it while still laying on the bed. Allowing the water to permeate that glass barrier […]
My sister Sloane and I showed up at Salmon Creek, a beach break in Sonoma County, around ten in the morning. We already knew what we were in for; it was going to be a stormy day. But we were ever hopeful and drove the two hours regardless of what the surf report said. I […]
Something I realized this past summer while I was abroad in Europe was that people take the natural and man-made wonders nearest to them for granted. I flew across the world to see some (very cool) things, but there was beauty in my own backyard that was begging for my attention. A day’s drive from […]
2018 was one of the hardest years of my life. I was robbed on the first week of my backpacking trip, I had my heart broken, my little red truck was totaled, close friends decided I was disposable, my anxiety was through the roof, and being a fourth year, the impending need to figure out […]
When I had originally thought of how I was going to blog about traveling in Europe for ridiculously cheap, I didn’t realize it would be done with the help of so many friends along the way. I thought I was going to do it all on my own. However, because of the friends who took […]
I wake up in the mornings wondering what the day’s work will have in store for us. We never know what time we work or what kind of work we’ll be doing. It always changes, and Rupert, our boss, has poor communication skills, which are only hindered more because of a language barrier. Rupert usually […]
I had made it from San Sebastian to Toulouse and was now on a bus to St. Girons, where I would eventually have to hitch-hike to reach my final destination: Bonac. I had finished reading my book about “visitors” around the same time Grace finished reading “The Shining” by Stephen King, so we just swapped. […]
Ten minutes and we would be in San Sebastian. The ambience had slowly given way from cityscape to rolling green hills dotted with evergreens. San Sebastian held the only opportunity for surfing in my 7 weeks abroad so it seemed appropriate that the landscape would possess a certain familiarity to me. That which I knew […]
Firstly, I apologize for the lack of content here. I was unimpressed with Barcelona and therefore, uninspired to write anything about my time there. I did write an itinerary for those of you who are still wanting to go one day, but I also had more pressing matters at hand. After my time in Barcelona, […]
It has been a year since I travelled to the land of fire and ice in June of 2017 and yet the place stays in my mind. I have heard stories of tourists moving to Iceland after spending only a few days in her picturesque landscapes (although I’ve heard the locals aren’t too happy with […]
Even before I started surfing, I had always wanted to experience a nighttime surf sesh. This was mostly because of that really cool surf scene at night in “Soul Surfer.” (Thanks, Bethany Hamilton.) So, when New Year’s Eve rolled around, with a full moon and still no solid plans, it seemed like the perfect opportunity. […]
Since I began roaming the world, a common question I receive is how I afford to travel, and how it is possible so often. I have been hesitant to answer this for a while due to the different takes people have on travel. Many answer this with a simple, “Anyone can travel!” But I just […]
I spent way more time in Bocas del Toro than I had originally planned. Clinton and Ben, the Aussie guys I met in Bolivia last summer, hooked it up for me here, and I honestly owe them a lot. They have been traveling for a couple years now and are living in Bocas del Toro […]
People travel for many reasons: for fun, to learn, for a cultural experience, to get away, to find themselves. And most find what they’re looking for and so much more. Traveling to me, meant an opportunity to immerse myself in Hispanic culture and learn more deeply the wonderful language of Spanish. I wouldn’t say I’m […]
My time in Guamal has ended and I am off to Panama! I will be going there by boat and touring the San Blas Islands along the way. When I arrived at the boat dock around eight at night, there were already a bunch of other travelers huddled around the picnic tables. Following standard procedure, […]
The other teacher working with me is from England, so over the course of the last week I’ve been hearing your typical British lingo: cheeky, rubbish, cheers, fancy that. Daniel has taught me two new ones though. The first is “madam” as in “a girl with a ‘tude…” She’s such a madam. The other one, […]
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