I am rich because of the experiences and people I encounter on my life’s journey. I am enlivened by the endless possibilities of travel and adventure – humbled by the vastness of the world. I believe travel and adventure can be found locally, and afar.
When we are entirely immersed in the moment, we are astutely aware of our immediate surroundings and the rest of the world disappears. Our thoughts, confusions, and emotional turmoil are irrelevant. Our attention shifts inward, and awareness of our heart rate and breath are stronger. We sense interconnectedness with the universe, and perhaps a warming sensation of gratitude and love. The concept of time and place, which are measurable in numbers and by various means, seem incomprehensible to us. Everything slips away from us like grains of sand through our fingertips, and appears in front of us as snapshots of ourselves and our essence. We almost experience these moments as an onlooker, and are in awe at our situation. When reflecting on these moments, it’s a whirlwind.
This is how I can summarize my weekend in the Florida Keys.
| September 7, 2015 |
Between the dive shop that certified my friends and I (Gold Coast Scuba – HIGHLY recommended!) and Divers Direct in Fort Lauderdale, I gained a ton of information about various gear specs and features. The mask/fin/snorkel combination is undoubtedly useful to any diver (or snorkeler!) and became my priority purchase. With guidance from many divers/shops and online research, I decided to purchase the following gear:
- ScubaMax Aria mask
- ScubaMax Semi-Dry snorkel
- Mares SuperChannel full-foot fins (+) EVO 1.5mm thickness socks
| August 15, 2015 |
– Mark Twain –
– August 12, 2015 –
Being reunited with my family in Northern California is a blessing beyond words. I’ve missed the bonding with my parents and two younger brothers–even the bickering and daily frustrations that come with spending a great deal of time together. Since moving to Florida, it’s been difficult to be so many miles away from my family as they’ve always been my #1 priority. Therefore, I was stoked for our reunion and adventure to San Francisco, Napa Valley, and Yosemite National Park.
In our first day of San Francisco exploration, we tackled many areas. Since we have a brief trip in this wonderful section of California, our itinerary is tight.
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