The Road to Hana – Maui, HI

I got an extra early start, with an uncomfortably early 5am wake up call. BUT that helped me reach the east coast of the island of Maui with 10 mins to spare before the sun’s rays broke over the ocean waves on the horizon. That solitary moment will be etched in my brain forever. RightContinue reading “The Road to Hana – Maui, HI”

Disney’s Aulani 1-night stay

Do I splurge for one night to end-cap my 17 month dream trip? I just might. Standard vs. deluxe ocean view for a measly $50 more? That was the easy decision. After exploring four of the Hawaiian islands extensively, I opted to “go for it” instead of visiting the additional, quiet paradise of Molokai. IContinue reading “Disney’s Aulani 1-night stay”

Utah fav pics & quotes

Utah is without question my favorite state to visit. It is so uniquely diverse and an adventurer’s playground. Around every corner is a new trail, hidden cave, expansive vista, rugged backcountry, winding slot canyon, towering cliff side, explosive sunset and all around nature’s beauty at it’s best. With only 6 days to get my yearlyContinue reading “Utah fav pics & quotes”

Hawaii fav pics & quotes – part 2

It has been so fun to work on these quotes during my downtime while lounging around during recent airport layovers. The memories are so vivid in my mind and I can’t help but crack a smile and be so proud! Which do you like best and why?!?

Lanai, Hawaii WOW

For a measly $30 one way, I hopped onto the ferry to the island of Lanai for a day of R&R and no expectations but to just chill. After spotting a few whales putting on a show while continuing on their migration to warmer waters, I knew it was going to be a memorable dayContinue reading “Lanai, Hawaii WOW”

Parking Wars

I bought my first car my sophomore year in college…. a used white VW rabbit. It lasted a couple years until it died on me in the middle of the rural Virginia mountains on my way back home for Christmas break. I went on to buy my dads next 2 cars, both Ford Escorts. ReliableContinue reading “Parking Wars”

Hawaii fav pics & quotes – part 1

I’ve never been more inspired and motivated. It’s amazing what a little adventure and finding your true passion can do. Taking pictures and then trying to articulate the experience through my own eyes has become a new outlet for me to sink my somewhat lack of creativity into. It was extremely enlightening to not beContinue reading “Hawaii fav pics & quotes – part 1”


The day I get home from one of my crazy adventures it is always the same – throw everything into the washing machine and fall to sleep in my own bed. That feeling of complete comfort makes all the days of sleeping in the back of a van or tossing/turning on a red eye flightContinue reading “Restless”

You played 4 collegiate sports?

I did it for the challenge. If you could add value to each team, would you go for it? My first love was always basketball, so finding a school that embraced ‘ball was my top priority. Actually most people don’t know that my second best sport was a toss up between volleyball and softball (ultimatelyContinue reading “You played 4 collegiate sports?”

Transcontinental Cruisin’

There are a few openings on a last minute Disney cruise crossing the Atlantic, do you want to go? A no brainer. After a stop in the coveted Castaway Cay for a day of pampering ourselves, we set off for 6 days at sea without stepping foot on land or seeing other ships. Most peopleContinue reading “Transcontinental Cruisin’”