Belize Birthday Trip

It was an unBELIZEable trip! We had a really fun crew and the whole time was spent laughing and exploring. We ate soooo much lobster and it was all delicious. I'm also obsessed with fry jacks now. Such a delicious Belizean breakfast option. We did an insanely long bike ride (like 22 miles long) all …

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My Birthday!

Today is my birthday and I am leaving for Belize tonight with friends! One of my best guy friends is turning 40 and our birthdays are a little over a week apart so he wanted to do a combined bday trip. Good idea! My parents sent an awesome birthday package, so I opened presents this …

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Paper Challenge

So I went to get a glass of wine with a friend at a local winery and ending up doing the "paper challenge." I had never heard of this before, but saw some people balancing on one leg and bending down to lift a piece of paper up with only their mouth. I was intrigued …

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Inspirational Writing

When I came back from my trip, I spent a lot of time reflecting and journaling. This is one of the posts I wrote: This trip was so special. It's been something I’ve been thinking about doing for two years now. I would dream about it while on bed rest. But somehow once it approached, …

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A Meaningful Experience

"A meaningful experience is a glass of wine. It needs to breathe and open up; it can only be fully appreciated when you return to it later." -Noelle Hancock My trip to Portugal and Morocco was most definitely a meaningful experience. I suspect I'll return to the memories many times as it was just one …

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Moroccan Travels

I spent two weeks in Morocco (June 18- July 3) with friends and their family. My friends are Moroccan and their dad (Bubba) lives in Rabat. We did a week long road trip all over the country and it was spectacular. There's lots of pictures below from different Medinas, Souks and cities throughout the country. …

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Rabat, Morocco

Staying inside the Medina in Rabat and walking through the Souk nearly everyday has been a wonderful experience. Rabat is a neat city with lots to see and do both inside and outside the walls. This is my first time in an Arab country and I've loved learning about the religion and culture. Hearing the …

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Laughter as Medicine

Laughter really is the best medicine. I haven't laughed this hard or this much in years! This trip really has brought me back to me. Or better yet, opened me up and made me feel alive again. My senses have been on overload for weeks now. The things I've heard, tasted, smelled, seen and touched …

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Lisbon, Portugal

I fell in love with Portugal. I've seen a lot of Europe and have loved all the places I've gone, however, I haven't connected with a city like I did with Lisbon. It just spoke to my heart. I couldn't get enough of the cobblestone streets, the tiles, colors and patterns all over the city. …

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Maui, Hawaii

I went to Maui for a week to visit my cousin who moved there with his girlfriend. It was the longest flight I've taken since having both hips operated on. They did remarkably well. Just a bit of stiffness, but I made sure to get up periodically and stretch and walk around the plane. The …

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