It’ll Be Fun They Said.

“Just one more run they said…it’ll be fun they said!!” I screamed down to Jessi as I sat half way up the mountain, in a small group of trees contemplating my next move. The hill was glare ice, my heart was racing and it felt like I had never seen anything steeper in my life.…

Less Traveled.

I set out to write something inspirational and amazing about our latest hike up Montecito Peak but couldn’t find the right words. In short- it was hard. It was fun. It was amazing. It was thrilling. It was painful. I wanted to recount our exploration but the words fall dead on my screen and seem…

6 Years a Kiwi

February marks 6 years since I ventured off into the world, alone, afraid, unsure, yet never been more ready. It marks six years since I began a new chapter in my life – one that would never allow me to look back on how I thought life was. It’s been six years since I was…

wide awake and dreaming.

I recently watched a short video on YouTube that encouraged travelers to travel their own backyard. I thought about that and actually love that idea. Travel your own backyard, so simply yet so brilliant. So often we think we have to venture thousands of miles, across the seas and into beautiful foreign lands to nip…

Rain Dance.

Pitter pat the rain falls slowly on our window pane. Waking up slowly, I snuggled a little closer to Dave who was still softly asleep next to me. It was Saturday morning- our third weekend in Santa Barbara and once again raining. Wasn’t this supposed to be Central Coast California? This rain was beginning to…

Selfie Seals

The last stop on Bri’s San Diego tour was the La Jolla coves. I love La Jolla because of all the adorable mom and pop shops that line the oceanfront, the way the water seems just a little bit bluer on this side of town and of course, the seals that dot the beaches. Our…