Con los lobos

We were ushered into the water with little ceremony – “The sea lions are over there, the sharks are over there.” Though the words were anticlimactic, nothing could diminish my excitement. It was my first full day in the Galapagos and I was about to swim with sea lions. I adjusted my mask, and stepped…

The Beginning – Santa Cruz Adventures

Grey sand and looming cacti weren’t the welcome I pictured upon my arrival into the Galapagos, but I was far from disappointed. If anything, that welcome made it apparent that the Galapagos were more than the stereotypical islands with white sand beaches and palm trees – they were unique. I arrived at the islands via…

Into Namibia

I first glimpsed Africa through a minute airplane window two seats and an aisle away. A irritable woman guarded the small pane of glass and matched each of my curious glances through it with pointed glares back in my direction. I didn’t care. It would take more than a few annoyed looks to diminish the excitement…

A Brief Intro

I am outdoors every chance I get. Snorkeling, studying it doesn’t matter. Until buildings learn to let in sunlight and the occasional breeze, my time within their walls will be temporary. Day to day, my free time is spent kayaking, snorkeling, or just sitting outside, soaking in the sunshine and bird song. If I’m indoors,…