Gaga for the Galapagos

Gaga for the Galapagos

Upon arrival I didn’t quite see what all the fuss was about. People rave about how wonderful the Galapagos islands are to visit, but my first impression was that it just looked like a desolate bunch of lava rocks, scraggly trees and cactus as far as the eye could see. I wasn’t sure it was […]

Hiking to Papallacta

Hiking to Papallacta

The high Andes is definitely the place to go for an epic hike through pristine wilderness where Mother Nature will give you everything she’s got. After visiting the equator and learning fascinating astronomical, cultural, archeological and geographic information about the Earth’s waistline – and eating some chicken soup at a remote roadside truck stop – […]

Taking a bite of the Big Apple

Taking a bite of the Big Apple

When we booked our tickets to Ecuador I assumed we’d be flying due south. “Honey…for some reason nearly all of the flights to Ecuador fly out of Miami or New York. How odd is that?,” I said to Glenn as we sat down to buy the first leg of flights for our big trip. It […]

Why travel?

Why travel?

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous Today is the big day! Our adventure of traveling the world for 6 months begins. Glenn actually left a couple of days ago to visit the town he grew up in – Bishop, California. Today I’m headed to Napa Valley […]

At a crossroads

At a crossroads

Glenn quit his job recently. He’s often fantasized about quitting his job in a blaze of glory. But this was a calculated step in a much larger plan we have to push the pause button on our daily grind. By becoming unemployed Glenn has helped create the space in our lives where magic is going happen. You […]

Redemption

Redemption

“Running has taught me that I am capable of more than I ever imagined.” That was written on the back of a woman’s shirt at the Vortex Half-Marathon this past week. She had full knee braces on each leg, a big sweatband around her head and a slow jog with just a bit of a […]

Learning to fly

Learning to fly

It’s amazing what blowing air can do to combat gravity and this past weekend I got to experience it firsthand. Indoor skydiving it’s called. Imagine a 12-foot diameter clear vertical tube that goes up three stories…and then imagine 140+ mph winds whipping through said tube…and then imagine flinging your body into this wind tunnel and […]