Did you say go West? (chapter 1)

Posted on July 21, 2014

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind” There is a time when restlessness determines a new direction in one’s life. For me, it this is a constant. The more I feel boxed in, the further I want to fly. So with the washing away of  winter and smell and sounds of spring, …Read More

Ready, Set…Let’s Go!

Posted on April 12, 2014

“Travel teaches toleration”-Benjamin Disraeli I am featuring guest blogger Kendra Thornton for this special story. She contacted me regarding our favorite places to travel. Although we have listed some of our top picks, trust me it wasn’t easy, at least not for me. I could have listed twenty more but I did not want to …Read More

Cool Colors and Cider Drinks

Posted on November 28, 2013

“Of  all the seasons, autumn  offers the most  to man and requires the least of him.”-Hall Borland Hot Cider anyone? It’s that time of the year when cool winds of the upcoming season tickles our cheeks and whispers in our ears that winter is on its way. Autumn’s fingers tap the leaves that hang bright …Read More

Oh So Simple

Posted on June 3, 2013

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.”-Richard Bach I can’t believe that it’s been a month plus since returning to the mainland. I was foolish enough to think that a little rest and returning to my old stomping grounds would make me ok and …Read More

It’s Hana Baby!

Posted on December 14, 2012

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”-Martin Buber If you ever travel to Maui, HI you must take the one time trip to Hana. I’ve traveled it three times within the last five months and still find something new that I missed the time before. Starting from Pa’ia, an upbeat town of shops …Read More

Island Beauty (GSA chp.8)

Posted on November 21, 2012

“Earth laughs in flowers.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson One of the best ways to start your morning is with the sweet smell of the Plumeria flower. In some cultures it is a symbol of life or the arrival of spring. Plumeria trees can grow up to 30 feet tall with clusters of pin wheel-shaped flowers and bright …Read More

A Hike, Yikes! (GSA chp. 7)

Posted on November 13, 2012

“To enjoy life, you must first, seek it out.”-Lila Here we go… The Challenge If someone invites you to do a hike with them, think twice about what you are about to get yourself into. It will be your true test of spirit. The challenge took place at Waihe’e Ridge Trail, Maui, HI, and from the start is no …Read More

Tahquitz Canyon & a.k.a Turtleback (CA chp.4)

Posted on June 17, 2012

“The volume of nature is the book of knowledge”-Oliver Goldsmith Citizen of the World Tahquitz Canyon For people who follow my posts, understand that I’m a loner, a solo traveler. Since arriving in California, I’ve come across people that have hung around for more than a day or two. One of these is Yolanda, whom I’ve named, …Read More