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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 »

How I Ended Up in Costa Rica + the Beginnings of Being a Digital Nomad

from my first trip to Orosi, Costa Rica When I said just over two years ago, having completely fallen in love with Orosi and the pura vida lifestyle, that I would someday live in Costa Rica, I wasn't thinking about that actually happening in the near future. Living in Costa Rica was a 5 year, a 10 year goal that was based more on how I felt having just set off on my first trip than actually having a desire to live in Costa Rica. And yet... Read More »

2017 Travel Plans and Goals

I know 2016 was basically The Worst Year Ever for a lot of people and while the first half of the year definitely knocked me off my feet, it wasn't the most tragic year ever. I did a lot of cool things in 2016, from being maid of honor in my best friend's wedding to heading to Bonnaroo solo to moving to Honduras AND Costa Rica and I like to think the cool things balanced out the shitty things. That said, I was still happy to start the new... Read More »

The Art of Saying Goodbye

I am convinced that “goodbye” is the hardest word in the English language. Living a life of travel, it's a word I say frequently and it never really gets easier. Just this year, I have said goodbye to my friends and family in Pennsylvania (twice),the many volunteers that came and went while I was in Honduras, the boy who was very close to stealing my heart, the students who always brightened my day in class, the best friend I have no idea... Read More »

Thoughts on Becoming a Better Me

Four days ago, I walked to the beach, went ankle-deep in the water for a few seconds, and went home. Today, I swam in the ocean. It took a solid hour of watching everyone else swim and a little coaxing and support from my friends but I did it. I spent the afternoon floating and swimming, gossiping with my friends, after spending years too uncomfortable and afraid to even go knee-deep in the water. The "trail" to the beach was intense,... Read More »