An inspired adventure blog

An inspired adventure blog

For the doers, the dreamers, the trekkers

““My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.” ” — Orson Welles I have evolved a LOT in the past few years, and by that, I mean that basically I don't recognize the "old me" anymore ...

When I first started travelling for work, I found myself very quickly sinking into some pretty crummy fitness/health habits.  Eating out.  Making excuses not to visit the gym.  Lying in the hotel bed.  I would come home from a week away and feel TERRIBLE.  Obviously, being at home and having a routine is so much easier, but I started to realize that the poor eating and lack of exercise that I experienced during a week of travelling was filtering into my normal routine as well,...

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” — Lao Tzu Yesterday, I was mindlessly perusing Instagram.  I hate when I do that, but I did it anyway, against my better judgement.  I was scrolling through a particularly delightful feed of "lifestyle" photographs, when I noticed that I was using the images to gauge the quality of my own life.  The woman in the...

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” — W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart's Desire Even if you have never stepped one foot on a mountain, you are a mountain climber.  I love that a mountain is such an iconic representation of a life challenge that everybody, even if you’ve never gone for a hike, understands the metaphor.  I fell in love with...

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss Sometimes, when you only have two days off before a business trip, sleeping in a snow cave sounds like a really good idea.  It doesn't take much to convince me to go on an adventure - especially when it involves something new.  I had never built and/or slept in a snow cave in my life, but when my friend Brenda proposed the idea, I thought, "Sure,...