Oh Uruguay. What a fabulous and humbling country. Montevideo, its capital, is home to the majority of Uruguay’s population and where I spent four delightful weeks. My first impression of the country wasn’t…..well, impressive. My quaint little apartment was right in the heart of the capital near Ciudad Viaje (“Old Town”) in a concrete jungle littered with trash, dog … Continue reading Falling Hard for Montevideo, Uruguay
3rd annual ladies kayak trip. Wow. Never thought I would type THAT after the treacherous paddle back to our launch site during my 1st annual. But I keep coming back and it just keeps getting better. Admittedly, I was panicked as the wind forecast was even WORSE than that traumatic day during the first trip (which I wrote alllll … Continue reading Exuma: 3rd Annual Ladies Kayak Trip
Ever see those dreamy travel photos on IG and think #1. Eye roll. It’s been filtered beyond reality and there is NO way it really looks like that and #2. You’ll never get the opportunity to visit anyway? Yeah, me too. But I fell head over heels in love with a picture of Lake Tahoe … Continue reading Lake Tahoe: Exuma in the Freshhhh
Boredom has set in like something fierce. I have the social life of a sloth and life is passing me by. Work work work. Work work work. Working from home is no fun if you don’t leave said home. So, I shall. I shall leave my hermit crab shell and set out on another solo … Continue reading Another solo adventure awaits…in Floripa, Brasil!
Somehow, someway, the weather gods heard my calls and sensed my fears. Those howling winds came to a screeching halt. All morning, my undivided attention was nowhere else but on the movement (or lack thereof) of the palm fronds surrounding my rental. Happy happy joy joy!!! But would it last??? Good lord I hoped so. … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas: 2nd Annual, Day 1
Just like mothers forget how painful their deliveries are only to pop out another kid 12 months later, I apparently dismissed my own traumatizing experience on the final day of kayaking in the Exumas last year. Why and how is it possible that, just a couple days after that ridiculously windy day of paddling, nearly … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas. Again.
It was the final summer weekend for the locals before they return to work and school, so the island was extremely busy. Surprisingly, we didn’t see as many Americans as we expected. Not disappointing, just surprising. There are two main streets on the island in the Playa Norte (north beach) area that are lined with … Continue reading Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Ignorant Observations
It’s been over a decade since I have traveled to a country whose native language is not some form of English. So this would be an interesting experiment to test both my language skills and my patience. It’s one thing to visit another country, but it takes it to a whole new level when you … Continue reading Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Comin’ in hot.
Guilty. <waiving hand in air> I’m guilty of it. I’m guilty of thinking (saying) “that’s a dream of mine!” but yet have no plan and take no action towards physically making that dream come true. Until now. As a young girl, I was enamored by all things underwater. I dreamt of being a dolphin trainer … Continue reading Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Swimming With Giants