Oops We Did It Again…Another Trek at High Altitude

Why are we such gluttons for punishment? It could be the wonderful rewards we receive for our efforts. Beautiful vistas tend to be our main temptations, but also the challenge in itself provides some great self-gratification for all the suffering. This time around we arrived less prepared and thus felt the punishment of altitude sickness…

Overcoming My Limits: Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley

I’ve never been so challenged in my life! This trip has really helped me see past my self-imposed limits and know that we truly have no limits. I was terrified about climbing Rainbow Mountain, but this trip is all about facing my fears. So we went for it! We had a 3am wake up call…

San Pedro de Atacama: Desert Tourism

San Pedro de Atacama sits at about 6,000 feet above sea level and is home to the driest desert in the world. There are so many beautiful landscapes in this area that San Pedro has become a hotbed for desert tourism. It attracts Chileans and foreigners to its small outpost in the desert, an hour…

Security vs. Freedom

I haven’t blogged in a while. Life has gotten in the way of my thought process. I try not to force writing, if I don’t have to. I would rather blog when I feel inspired to, not because I think I have to. Anyway, there has been a lot on our plate lately. Not only…

How to Make Relationships Work When You’re Both Busy!

My fiance and I have been together for a year. We both work in nonprofits and certain times of the year are really busy for us. It is hard to keep a relationship healthy, when you barely have time for each other. When we first started dating, it was right before the holidays and my…

Happy International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, I want to encourage all my lady friends to look in the mirror today and tell yourself all the amazing things about you. I feel like for women, the mirror is oftentimes an evil contraption, which forces us to belittle ourselves and nitpick everything we don’t like. I wish…

Be Here Now

Be Here Now. One of my biggest struggles in life is being present in the now. I am always daydreaming about my future travel and adventures.