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 🎸”

Toadstools 🥾

With the trailhead immediately off the highway, I didn’t have high expectations for my first hike of the day. However, I met only one other soul in the parking lot and he was on a return trip, so that typically is a good sign. I snaked along a sandy wash for just under a mileContinue reading “Toadstools 🥾”

Annual Girls Ski Trip 🎿

For 5+ years in the early 2000s, we made our annual girls’ ski trip a priority and typically visited both Vail and Breckinridge. Ski towns are so full of life, begging you to let loose. I’ll never forget the first time riding up a Colorado gondola feeling like it would never end and getting nervousContinue reading “Annual Girls Ski Trip 🎿”

What is a legacy

Legacy is a culmination of everything we do or desire, all that we are, dream about, talk about or share with others. Creating that intangible legacy for your life that transcends self is one of the highest callings we can set out to attain. Innovation. Resilience. Joy. Grit. Self determination. Triumph. Transformation. Did you walkContinue reading “What is a legacy”

Haiti 2011

I had a transformative experience visiting Haiti a year after the devastating earthquake ravaged the island. After hosting the Haiti women’s national soccer team at Disney Sports through the massive efforts of the Heaberlin family, we formed a beautiful bond with these players over a week of competitive games, learning Haitian sayings, seeing the themeContinue reading “Haiti 2011”

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”