Tegalalang Rice Terrace

The iconic rice terraces of Tegalalang are far more moving than photos could possible capture. We rented motor scooters for $4.50 a day and set out on our own excursion since the rice fields are only about four miles away from Ubud. At first, driving in Ubud (or just Bali in general) was a little intimidating… Read More


My Trip to Dominican Republic

A few things that peek my temptation include, but are not limited to: crème brûlée, small animals that need a home and cheap airfare. This includes $480 flights to the Dominican Republic. I was going through a little bit of a rough patch last December when one of my best friends gave me a jingle about… Read More


Guess Who’s Back?

Oh, hey friend. Long time no see. I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while but I figured I’d wait about 15 months or so before I got to it. The ole keep-them-wanting-more approach at it’s finest. No, but really, I can’t tell you how excited I am to get back to my… Read More


Fittest of the Sierras

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to compete in my first CrossFit competition at the fourth annual Fittest of the Sierras. Going into the weekend my nerves were running through the roof high, I was feeling a drought in my confidence and somewhere in between I spent a lot of time premeditating perfect movements.… Read More


Mt. Whitney

On road trips down south I always admire seeking Mt. Whitney as I pass through Lone Pine. Hiking Mt. Whitney was not something I ever wanted to do until recently. I was far from understanding the type of accomplishment I would feel after completing the 22 mile trek but it is a feeling I will… Read More