Category Archives: History & Culture

Discovering the Indigenous Culture of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is not known for being a place of significant history or culture. No one rushes here to visit the ruins of a great empire and there's few popular historical or cultural sites of interest. People come here for the flora and fauna, the beaches and volcanoes and national parks, for the adventure activities. All of those things are amazing and wonderful - I've been here for eight months and am continually amazed by how absolutely... Read More »
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A Free Shot of Jack on the Rocks in Lynchburg, Tennessee

After Bonnaroo I had no real plan of where I wanted or needed to be and no real desire to head straight back to Pennsylvania.. I checked myself into a hotel in Murfreesboro, Tennessee that became my base for the next two days for no reason other than it had the cheapest hotels in a close proximity to Bonnaroo. I was too exhausted and in need of a shower to care about anything else. The day after Bonnaroo was spent relaxing in an oversize... Read More »
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Sky vs…A Life Outside My Comfort Zone

When I began this blog, I imagined that I would soon be on an adventurous round-the-world journey that would have me outside of my comfort zone on a daily basis, that I wouldn't even need to make an effort to get outside of my comfort zone because I would be living outside my comfort zone. Followers of this blog know my RTW journey has turned into a few trips to Central America¬†and, now, to living in Costa Rica. My crazy adventures never... Read More »
Visiting the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York

Visiting Historic Seneca Falls, New York

Seeing my BFF Chelsie is always a top priority when I'm in the States, regardless of which state she's in (though thankfully she's always on the East Coast). She recently moved to Seneca Falls, NY with her husband and informed me she was not visiting me this time, I had to come to Seneca Falls because I would love it. I figured she just didn't want to drive to see me and since Seneca Falls is part of the Finger Lakes region of New York, it... Read More »

Joyabaj, Guatemala – A Love Story

(This post was originally published on Sky vs World in 2014. However, I'm feeling a bit nostalgic for Guatemala and decided it was time to share it again.) Before I headed to Guatemala for the first time, my friend and I joked that I would fall madly in love. We were talking about the Guatemalan boys, of course, but as cute as they may be, speaking the same language is generally on my list of dating requirements. However, it seems that we... Read More »