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HuffPost is Missing Out on This One

HuffPost is Missing Out on This One

I have been reviewing past articles and stories I’ve written through the past few years. I came across a few that brought smiles as well as some that reminded me I was NOT accepted by The Huffington Post. I seem to have softened the blow […]

An Open Letter To My Dad (Happy Fathers Day!)

An Open Letter To My Dad (Happy Fathers Day!)

Hi Dad, I love you. I love the way that you’ve embraced being a dad and not only lived up to the standards and expectations the job holds, but surpassed them. I love the way you would drive me everywhere I needed to go, no […]

How Bikinis Relate to Writing, & Other Surprises

How Bikinis Relate to Writing, & Other Surprises

Self Assessment: Assessment or evaluation of oneself or one’s actions and attitudes, in particular, of one’s performance at a job or learning task considered in relation to an objective standard.  This week has been a big whammy of self assessing for me. This week I dove […]

A Weekend at the Lake

A Weekend at the Lake

Lake Titicaca, it has been quite the journey to experience you. It started with a 7 hour bus journey through the night. We bumped and swayed as we tried to sleep, but to no avail. Finally at 5am, we arrived in Puno, your biggest port […]

Montaña Colorado

Montaña Colorado

Have you ever climbed a mountain? Experienced the rush of adrenaline born out of exhaustion when you reach the peak? Me too. Last week I climbed Rainbow Mountain, a mountain recently opened up for hiking in the Sacred Valley within these past few years. And […]

Visualize This.

Visualize This.

Cusco, oh beautiful Cusco, hello! As a first timer in this wonderful city, I need to start off with: WOW. I don’t know what I love more, the sense of community, the mountains, the food, or the people. I’ve also been getting my BOOTY KICKED. […]

Momma Dearest,

Momma Dearest,

Mom, you are my best friend, my biggest supporter, and consult. I go to you when I need shopping advice, people advice, or even a massage (she’s the best at those!). Every moment I spend with you is in giggles or self discovery, something I cherish. Our relationship […]

Amsterdam! Utrecht! The Hague! Oh, My!

Amsterdam! Utrecht! The Hague! Oh, My!

Damn. A free day. What have I spent it doing? Stalking Justina’s blog posts about her time in Europe, and realizing I am definitely slacking on my own blogging. I’m in EUROPE. Did you know that? Probably yes if you follow me on any other […]

What I’m Learning Through Travel

What I’m Learning Through Travel

Most people seem to think that travel will teach them everything they need to know about life. I know that when I thought about this, I was excited! I thought that I would find everything I love when I left to explore the world, and I would constantly […]

The Bugs WERE That Big!

The Bugs WERE That Big!

Oh My GOD! I went to the jungle! It was insane! The bugs were HUGE!  And small, and hungry, and crawly, and everywhere. This guy was even trying to eat my mosquito net when I went to bed! But I was okay. I was creeped out thinking about […]