For years, many of my adventures centered on scenic locations where I took hikes that helped me defy stereotypes about my own body. I forged ahead on trails, pushing myself and punishing myself with a fierce determination to stand at the ultimate destination – the summit of a mountain, an alpine meadow, the secluded lake, … Continue reading The waterfall that changed my life
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Body image lessons from a mummy
And other revelations from my adventures in Egypt Steeped in history and mystery, Egypt is purely magical. Below are highlights from my G Adventures tour in February 2019 that included Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor, and some of the lessons that this particular trip taught me. The Great Pyramids of Giza are the last remaining wonders … Continue reading Body image lessons from a mummy
One day in Quito
You’ve got a day to explore Quito, Ecuador and want to make the most of your time in this lovely city. I’ve got a plan for you! Quito is located along the Equator, so weather is reliably comfortable with a combination of sun and clouds throughout the day. Some parts of the city are … Continue reading One day in Quito
Why rise up?
What's within you is stronger than what's in your way. — Erik Weihenmayer I once saw a meme that read: F.E.A.R. Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. I was ready to rise. But was the camel? Morocco -- The highlight of the trip was a camel ride into the desert for … Continue reading Why rise up?