Oh Canadaaaaa, the land I call my...COLD, I call you COLD. Canada, I underestimated your bite... I've been in Montreal for just over one week and my face hasn't fallen off yet, which continues to shock me. Colder than any weather I've ever experienced in my lifetime (I'm from California where we just "opt out" … Continue reading She Goes…to Canada?!
As we all turn introspective and reflect back on 2017, I'm lingering on a single word that holds more weight than I can bare... Forgiveness. There were times this year when forgiveness felt like a dirty word. Packed with implications of pain, loss and emptiness, it felt like forgiveness meant I would be condoning whatever … Continue reading Ending 2017 with Forgiveness
I met the most amazing woman a few days ago in Bocas Town, Panama. It'd been a long few days staring at my computer screen and not interacting with anyone. I was feeling antisocial- I get like that sometimes. When I finally emerged from my dark hole of silence, I was hit by blazing sunlight … Continue reading A Panamanian Woman with Third World Problems and First World Happiness
My first five days in Costa Rica were spent at the Magellan Boutique Hotel in Cahuita, and I could not have picked a better spot to start my tour of this country. Cahuita is a quiet little beach "town," near Puerto Viejo, where you're forced to slow down, look around and just enjoy nature. There's one restaurant that's … Continue reading Where I stayed this week: Cahuita, Costa Rica
One of the oldest hotels in Bocas and full of charm, Gran Hotel Bahia is a must-stay when visiting Bocas Town, in Bocas del Toro, Panama. I stayed for 8 nights and felt relaxed and completely at home. The hotel sits facing the waterfront docks full of bars, restaurants and shops so when you walk … Continue reading Where I stayed this week: Bocas del Toro, Panama
There are so many special places on this planet, and I've been fortunate enough to discover many of them. Like every other "basic" girl from the states, I watched Eat, Pray, Love years ago (saw it twice in theaters) and was even more inspired to travel than I already had been. It's hard not to … Continue reading Four places to Eat, Pray, Love (beyond Italy, Bali and India)
I am just a Hippie Island girl at heart, and nothing has ever made that more apparent than my stay in Bocas del Toro, Panama this month. My heart felt so full as we first arrived on the Caribbean side of the mainland in Almirante. It was the first time I'd seen the Caribbean! We … Continue reading My Favorite Places to Eat, Sleep and Beach in Bocas Del Toro, Panama