Salvation Mountain View

Salvation Mountain and Joshua Tree Roadtrip

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill  My favorite thing about traveling are the friendships you make along the way. I met my soul sister on my first trip abroad. We met in 2011 at a surf hostel in Bali, Indonesia. We quickly bonded over our love for nutella and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.  I have always found it enchanting how traveling has the capability to bind people together or tear them apart. I have witnessed the remains of both…

Prayer Flags, Clouds, and Trail Map Mt.Fuji Japan

Once a Wise Man, Twice a Fool – Climbing Mt. Fuji

There is a Japanese proverb about climbing Mt. Fuji: “He who climbs Mt. Fuji is a wise man; he who climbs twice is a fool.” 「富士山に一度も登らぬバカ、二度登るバカ」 Growing up I remember playing with my mom's hiking stick from Mount Fuji. She shared her story of climbing Mount Fuji and told us of how special the hiking stick was to her, I imagine in an effort to get us to stop using it as a fighting stick. We learned that when she…

Bungee Jumping Face Adrenalin South Africa

Face Adrenalin Bungee Jumping, That Time I Fell Off A Bridge

  3-2-1 Bungee! I reluctantly stepped off the bridge, concluding on a whim that pencil diving to my death was the best method to meet my maker. After coming out of my adrenaline coma I found myself free-falling some 700 feet in the air, staring at the sky with my hands firmly clasped around the rope. Let's rewind a bit here... I like to think that I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie, but with a healthy full-functioning amygdala. However, I am almost always…