Splashing Around the World

Adventure, Experiences, New Place, Different Cultures, Beautiful Cities, Nature... all encompass why I love to travel. I may not be able to conquer it all but I will try my hardest to make it around the world leaving little ripples as I go.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Desert Sun Love

When you look on your i-phone weather app and see the weather above...
you go to the river...
admire some rusty metal art...
check out the wild life...
play a little golf...

get into some intense backgammon competition...

squeeze some lemons in your hair for highlights!...
pray to the tiki gods :)

snorkel to collect the golf ball you hit into the river...

build a fire and make some smores!!!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sailing 101- Redondo Beach

Sailing lessons in Redondo Beach... with my fellow sailors. All my life I have left the Redondo Beach harbor using a motor. It was so cool to turn off the motor and use the wind to propel ourselves.  So much fun trying to learn all of the sailing terms as well.... ready about, luff, jib, helm, falling off, sheet, hitch, boom.... I can't wait to get back out there!

Here is a link to the Redondo Beach sailing academy.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bula Bula- Fiji

Bula Bula. 10 days in Fiji was quite the adventure. We spent the first four on the coolest boat ever, The Tui Tai, which translates to "The Chief of the other side." And then we spent the rest of the trip at the Jean Michel Cousteau resort in Savu Savu. My absolute favorite part of Fiji was the people. They are the most welcoming people I have ever met. I can truly say that I made some amazing friends. I just wish they didn't live so far away! Below are my favorite photos from the trip :)

Daley enjoyed the pool at the Jean Michel Cousteau Resort. 
Isoa, picking at a massive termite nest. It was crazy. He let them crawl on his hands. 
A sea snake. They are super poisonous but normally small enough to where it won't hurt humans. This one was the largest our dive master had ever seen. Ahhhhhh
Our L'Aventure Dive Boat
A sunset from our Bure
Out at a night club in Savu Savu. We danced all night long :)
The island is named Cobia. It is a U shaped volcano island with coral reef on the north side. It was definitely my favorite excursion on the trip. We saw a termite nest, goats, bats and sea shell fossils. It was so gorgeous!
After a long time of trolling we finally caught a Baracuda!!1
Dive buddies :)
A view of the Jean Michel Cousteau Resort from the ocean.
Glassy water.
Another amazing sunset.
Our bure.
A coconut floating in the water.
So many colors :)
Cleaner Shrimp giving me a manicure.
Our beach in front of the resort. 
the dock. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

36 Hours in Panama.

Yep I was given the task of 36 hours in Panama. At first I was a little annoyed I would be travelling so far away for such a short amount of time. I was proven wrong and it ends up that you can see a lot of a country in 36 hours that we had there.

We are extremely lucky we have parking meters and/ or machines. Once you got out of customs and waiting for your bag we were greeted by this long line :)

We travelled to Zona Libre- the free zone, where we checked out Body Glove's showroom and got down to business. Here is a photo of me in the wherehouse down there!!! It was massive!

One of my favorite parts of the trip was for sure the Panama Canal. This is seriously one of the coolest things I have ever seen and it was created in 1913. So crazy that almost 100 years ago they could create something so safisticated.

A nice Balboa beer while watching the boats pass through the canal.

Canal Sunset :)

I cannot wait to go back and explore Panama. It was such a gorgeous country and there is so much fun stuff to do there. Till next time!!!