Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef
Additional Military Presence at Caracol

Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef

Puffer Fish

While known as the Belize Barrier Reef in Belize, it’s actually part of the Mesoamerican Reef System (the second largest in the world).  I’ve snorkeled this area many times over the last four years and this year I snorkeled it Continue reading

Additional Military Presence at Caracol

Caana

During my recent visit to San Ignacio, I made my third visit to the Mayan ruins of Caracol (meaning Snail, but it’s original name was Three-Hills Water) but this trip was noticeably different.  The military escort was no longer a Continue reading

Getting To Belize

My day started out great…except for maybe the 1:15am alarm.  Unlike me…I had actually packed the previous day (Thanksgiving).  Normally I wait until the last possible moment.  Maybe I’ve learned my lesson, but I doubt it.  I had enough time Continue reading

Headed Back to Belize

It feels like forever since I’ve traveled even though I did visit my family in Alaska this summer.  I head back to Belize tomorrow and am excited to see my friends there and also introduce my friend Barb to this Continue reading

Something New: Fileting Halibut

Bald Eagle Eating

When I visited Alaska in July, I insisted on learning how to filet halibut.  How could an Alaska Girl not have already learned this?  Sure I’ve always helped, but I haven’t completely fileted a halibut myself. Lucky for me Captain Continue reading

Halibut Fishing in Deep Creek, Alaska

Nanette and I

I’m a lucky girl. My parents live in Ninilchik, Alaska which resides on the famous Kenai Peninsula. Being a major sports fishing area, I get to go fishing every time I visit. And, even during the years I can’t visit Continue reading

Volunteering: 21 Acres and Growing Veterans

Produce

On September 11th – National Day of Service and Remembrance my employer, Outerwall (the company behind Coinstar and Redbox), joined forces with 21 Acres and Growing Veterans. We spent the day working along veterans and the staff of 21 acres Continue reading

Hyde Park in Sydney

Main Fountain and St Mary's Cathedral

Very near where I stayed in Sydney was Hyde Park.  I enjoyed roaming around the elaborate statues and old stately buildings.  Here are some of my favorites from my afternoon at Hyde Park. Main Fountain and St. Mary’s Cathedral St. Continue reading

Three Creeks Goldmine

Me Gold Panning

One of the adventures included in my trip to Australia was crystal hunting and gold panning at Three Creeks Goldmine.  This goldmine was run my a retired couple, Paul and Joy, and their granddaughter, Taylor, was also there for the Continue reading

Something New: Building a Wall

Disclaimer:  This post has nothing to do with Travel or Photography, but it has everything to do with ADVENTURE.  To me “adventure” is a very personal description.  Anything that challenges is an adventure.  I often find adventure in every day Continue reading