Nervous about Rio De Janeiro Brazil? Don’t be

I was nervous about my trip too... The next two posts are about my 10 day experience in Brazil. Don't worry, you will have an amazing time.  I was completely convinced something was going to happen. If you are smart about things (like any other big city) you will be just fine :) This first post is about our stay in Bogofoto Brazil. Flying to Rio was not as bad as I thought it would be. Yes, it was a crazy…

Adventures in Costa Rica 2014

   "We apologize for the inconvenience. There is a technical difficulty and we need all passengers to depart the plane." We boarded the plane to Costa Rica only to find out there was a technical problem, and unloaded. Our plan was to fly to Atlanta then to San Jose, Costa Rica. Since the flight was cancelled we were nervous about making our connection.  As the line grew and grew at the gate, other frantic fliers were trying to figure out…

You Always Jump, Always

You should always jump, ALWAYS! Why? Because the moment is there for the taking, and the chances of you going back are slim. Live in the moment and just jump.  I learned this concept at Havasupai in 2006. Haveasupi is an amazing Indian oasis in the middle of the dessert in Arizona off the Grand Canyon. Hikers usually sleep beside cars through the night and get up before the sun sets. You hike 2 miles down switchbacks until you hit the canyon…

That Time My Backside was Recognized on 6th Street

I wouldn't consider myself a bomb shell that stands out of a crowd. But every once in a while a funny story comes along. Here's how it started. It was the summer of 2011 and I had made the decision to move from my home town of Salt Lake City Utah, to the great state of Texas. It was an interesting turn of events how it all happened, but for the sake of the story, I will say everything fell…

5 Tips for Traveling with an Extrovert

My roommate Jen is amazing. Seriously A-mazing. We have lived together for almost 2 years and she continually encourages me to be a better person. One day in early spring of 2014 she decides we need to go to Europe. It wasn't much later that I was looking at my computer with all my credit card information in Kayak.com about to buy my first ticket to Europe.  I couldn't do it. "What is wrong with me? I have had this on…

In the beginning~

I am so excited to write... Today is November 3rd, 2015, the first day I write in my new blog. I am still deciding on what theme to make but I decided since my creative writing urge is about to burst I would start now. What am I doing? Great question. I seem to ask myself this over and over. Being 32 and not married you have a lot of time to think about goals, aspirations, or who you want…