A Vivid Sydney experience

“It looks like Burning Man outside my window.” – Adam Berke, CMO @ AdRoll When I arrived in Sydney last month, it was a real treat to find that I had landed smack in the middle of an annual 18-day art festival called Vivid Sydney. The CBD (Central Business District) was covered with light installations …

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Is work-related travel real travel?

Over the past eight years, I have traveled extensively for work—to the staples like NYC and Chicago—along with places well off the beaten path. There was a six-stop Pokémon video game tour where I was “iced” using the back of a toilet in Hawaii, an overnight outdoor load-in in Tigard, OR where the lights turned …

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Water you doing to me? How to SUP with a dog in Lake Tahoe

I had previously observed the scene—a woman gracefully skimming across the water atop a stand up paddleboard, her trusty canine companion calmly sitting at the bow. I wanted to be that duo; to enjoy a peaceful moment in nature together, to truly connect over a nautical activity. So when we headed to Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian …

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Photo Focus – Howler Monkeys

For our final two nights in Nicaragua, Terra and I splurged on a treehouse at Aqua Wellness Resort on the coast outside of Playa Gigante. On night one, we had wrapped up happy hour at the waterside restaurant and I ran up to the room to grab my DSLR for the sunset. The ascent included many, many stairs and after several …

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Exploring Ometepe – Adventures in Island Transportation

For the past two weeks I’ve tried unsuccessfully to pull words together and share the magic of Ometepe. A tropical island comprised of two volcanoes—one active and the other dormant—with wild animals and hidden waterfalls in the middle of a lake with the world’s only freshwater sharks. Oh my—hello dreams, allow me to introduce you …

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The International Language of Sport

When getting off the “gringo trail” in any Spanish-speaking country, it’s hugely advantageous to have at least a slight handle on the language. To give you an indication of the amount of Spanish that Terra (my Nicaragua travel partner and current boyfriend) speaks— upon our arrival he asked me how to say, “No.” Ok then, …

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