Tag Archives: travel

Lessons From a Solo Trip in a Sprinter Van

Whenever people hear that I traveled solo from Seattle, WA to Ocala, FL in a Sprinter van, they usually want to know one of two things: 1) What was it like traveling solo as a woman? and/or 2) How much did it cost? This post offers a glimpse into some of the highlights of my […]

Air Supply

bald eagles circling above

I haven’t only been sitting around listening to Air Supply. I’ve done some other stuff, too. I’ve been making the rounds to some of my favorite places and spaces, like the spot near Lake Sammamish, where I went with the sole intention of seeing one of two bald eagles that live there. It just so […]

Freedom

two grey sprinter vans parked side-by-side

I saw another bald eagle today. They’ve been visiting me regularly for months now, circling above me, perched in trees, in my dreams. A symbol of independence and strength, they represent freedom. But freedom always comes with a price. And sometimes, casualties. Last year, we bought a Mercedes Sprinter van that we planned to convert. […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 23): Overcoming Fears

nurse shark at the reef in Belize

On day 23 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored overcoming my fears of the ocean — specifically, what lurks below its surface. The large, mysterious creatures of the deep with their sharp teeth and hungry eyes make my heart race. But sometimes you just have to suck it up and move past your irrational […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 19): Fly Fishing

Two women fly fishing in Belize

On day 19 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored the art of fly fishing with world-renowned instructor, Lori-Ann Murphy. Before Monday, I had never properly held a fly rod in my life. I had only listened (with skepticism) to my husband’s tall fishing tales and complained about having to step over the entangled mess of […]