SB Livin’

“My roots have grown but I don’t know where they are…” The best part of moving is having a brand new city to explore: new sights to see, new treats to taste, new wines to sample and more things to feel. I came to Santa Barbara kicking and screaming. I did not want to move…

Learn to Fly

“…Make my way back home when I learn to fly…” The lyrics danced around my packed car, as I turned left onto Interstate-90, taking the first step of thousands, making my way west. I was leaving the place I had called home for twenty-three years in search for love, happiness and a new life. I…

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…

Be Here Now: 2016

It’s time, it’s here, and it’s now. This is the time to do all those things you’ve promised yourself you would do “someday”. That someday is finally here, go and live! Make those plans you’ve been meaning to make, book that flight, take that trip, try that new food, tell that someone how you feel.…

my favorite love story.

Three years ago 12-13-12; my life changed in the absolute best way possible. I was at Minneapolis International Airport- posted <—- this photo,    boarded a plane and headed to Charlottesville, Virginia. I was completely unaware of what my weekend held but I knew fully well it was going to be an adventure. I had…

The Ends of the Earth.

Thursday, June 11th, Dave and I loaded up the little Jetta, bid our farewells to Seattle and headed down the Pacific Coast Highway toward San Diego. It was a trip most only dream about, yet here we were, driving the Pacific Coast. We woke up with the sun, because I of course, was as anxious…

7 Lessons Learned: Seattle

“It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, there are no rules to this thing. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you life a life you’re…