Indiana Dunes NP 🏞

On a whirlwind 23 hour business trip to northern Indiana, I couldn’t resist a small detour to get my hiking fix in. And it was an extra treat, as Indiana Dunes National Park had not been checked off of my bucket list thus far. It became my 49th of 63 to conquer! On the 75Continue reading “Indiana Dunes NP 🏞”

Boat trippin 📱

Have you ever had a moment of klutziness that you wish you had back? Well, mine came on a small dock in downtown Orlando amongst 5 coworkers. After a quiet cruise and picnic around the chain of lakes, we returned just prior to sunset and started unloading all our gear. I prepared to exit theContinue reading “Boat trippin 📱”

March Madness 🏀

March has become one of my fav months of the year due to the onslaught of hoops 24/7. And if Duke makes it through the Sweet Sixteen, I become a maniac. For almost 15 years, I’ve made the yearly trek to see a game at Cameron Indoor Stadium and join the “crazies” for one ofContinue reading “March Madness 🏀”

Sea turtle watch 🐢

Despite a long day at work in Orlando, I dashed home to scarf down some leftover lasagna and beeline to the Merritt Island Refuge I had booked a spontaneous excursion the day prior out to Playalinda Beach to take part in a turtle watch… and it just happens to be National Sea Turtle Day🐢🪹 AfterContinue reading “Sea turtle watch 🐢”

Bar at the end of the pier

Surfside Beach is my second home and every visit takes me back to simpler times. That first night I’m always itching to ride a bike the 2.5 miles to the pier and make the walk to the end. It’s my routine. I put in my headphones and sing away, without a care in the world.Continue reading “Bar at the end of the pier”

Trolltunga sunset 🏔

Norway had been on my bucket list for at least 5 years but the hefty price tag always had me finding an excuse to choose an alternative trek. But September 2022, it was time…. After a brutal work schedule in August, I was craving some solo time in the mountains far away from reality. MissionContinue reading “Trolltunga sunset 🏔”

Dry Tortugas NP 🏞

This one has been a long standing bucket list location that I’m finally tackling. I originally envisioned camping at this remote National Park but that is easily a 6-8 month out reservation request that I didn’t have the luxury to attain to. So I picked a long holiday weekend to take a solo road tripContinue reading “Dry Tortugas NP 🏞”

Cruisin’ fav things 🚢

After 33 cruises, I know my way around a floating city and never take it for granted. My child-like curiosity is in overdrive and I always have boundless energy to expend onboard. What are your favorites and must-dos? Soufflé x 4 (my record is 12)! Fireworks…. Seriously?!? Banana pina colada Verandah card games Walking theContinue reading “Cruisin’ fav things 🚢”

Trolltunga via ferrata

After previously climbing a few via ferratas in the US, I was fairly confident & genuinely excited going into today’s Norwegian cliff side obstacle. The faint hearted or vertically challenged beware….. The 6km mountain bike trek along the winding, glacier capped ridges definitely got the heart pumping. Then we had to bushwhack vertically up theContinue reading “Trolltunga via ferrata”

Jordan Davis gig 🎸

As a relative newcomer, Jordan Davis packed a huge punch into his new headlining tour. Orlando was opening night and I was stoked to have an free evening to unwind. And ohhhhh how I have missed live music, especially in an intimate setting such as the House of Blues. Being sold out at 2k guests,Continue reading “Jordan Davis gig 🎸”