Let's be honest, being U.S. territory in the Caribbean, I didn't put Puerto Rico too high on my list of places to visit. From my regional experience, I pictured a beautiful chaos: a delightful, delicate lay of land in constant battle with ravaging tropical storms. I mean, sometimes island maintenance is just too overwhelming with half … Continue reading This Is What You Came For
Where are we going anyways? Does it even matter? You know what's one of my favorite moments? When you're laying lethargically on a desolate beach, eyes closed with the sun kissing your skin, and everything around has drowned into the subconscious - except for one thing: the ocean waves. You can hear the rush of water run … Continue reading That Sounds Nice
Here is recap on how (normally) hectic my life has been: Sunday, July 10th, I officially packed up my one bedroom apartment and moved it all into storage. At 5 am on Thursday, July 14th, I flew out of Denver and landed in Savannah. Flying east always takes a whole day; from flight duration to time zone … Continue reading Santa Barbara Bruises
The Dalai Lama believes the purpose of life is to seek happiness; meaning, the liberation from suffering. What's the polar opposite of suffering? Pleasure. However, people get confused between pleasure [external events creating gratification] and happiness [internal peace of mind creating contentment]. Some context:  was in Jacksonville/Savannah this past week.  was reading The Art of Happiness (A Handbook for … Continue reading Compassion in Companions
First things first, the traffic: it's ridiculous. Didn't travel more than 8.1 miles at a time and each drive took at minimum 25 minutes. LA doesn't appeal to me as significantly as other California cities however, since the trip was essentially 'free', who am I to decline that travel opportunity? And boy, did those 24 hours get … Continue reading 24 Hours in LA
This instance was especially notable to me because, with the idea that traveling can change a person's perspective, I didn’t have to actually travel anywhere – I didn’t have to leave in order to come back seeing things differently. I stayed here in Colorado and it was he who changed me with his traveling.
Beauty in Bali from daaasily on Vimeo. After a little bit over a month later, I finally put together a little clip of some video footage taken in Bali. Don't forget to click 'HD' for crisp quality of the scenery. Enjoy!
Recently, I binge watched Jane the Virgin and picked up the line: To have faith is to banish doubt. Makes sense. If I have faith in you, I relinquish all uncertainties I have of you; I believe in you without questioning or hesitating. Many times we get 'stuck' in life by our own ambiguities; whether it be … Continue reading 10 Ways Traveling Heals
While endlessly scrolling through my Instagram feed, I stumbled upon Chris Guillebeau's, The Happiness of Pursuit. The author had traveled to every country (193) in ten years and took it upon himself to write about why people seem to make these life quests. The book is more of a guide on what a quest may be, how … Continue reading The Chase