Tales of the Traveling Gypsy

My unique approach to outdoor adventure stems from my drive to conquer anything thrown at me, while living life with no regrets. I want every experience we share together to be out-of-this-world and beyond your wildest expectations. Whether it’s repelling down waterfalls in the Costa Rican jungle, running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, backpacking the Havasupai Trail, roasting marshmallows over Volcan de Pacaya’s fiery lava or capturing the sunrise at the 13,776 ft. tip of Machu Pichu ... I constantly push myself and the boundaries of my craft to connect others to the magical world around me. I am a dot connector, diving into experiences head first to connect new people and places. Whether it’s a kind word, a big smile or a warm hug, my aim is to spark light in everyone around me.

I’ve traveled to over 35 countries, volunteering and adventuring, and am forever inspired by the idea that it is never too late to learn something new. I want to lead you to these life-changing places and inspire you to live a life you love and settle for nothing less than extraordinary.





"It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is
ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now.
Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any."  - Hugh Laurie 





Bucket List

Bucket List

We're all meant to shine

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of the Universe. Playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. I am always pushing the limits, developing new skills, and enhancing old ones. I want my life to be a magnificent story where my daily life is better than my dreams.

Everyone is always asking what my Bucket List looks like...Well, here it is! Items in bold are completed and there are new items being added to the list all of the time. Enjoy!

Adventure and Travel

1. Truly traverse the entire globe & set foot on each of the seven continents. (In progress, 1 left to go - Antarctica)
2. Take a 16 month WORLD TRAVEL Tour and learn more about people, psychology, Cultural differences, religion (I’m not really Religious, but am open to it).
3. Visit all “Wonders of the World” at
4. Live like a local for a month in another country. The experience of visiting native people gives you way more insight into another way of life than two years hopping from one backpacker community to the next.
Rainbow Mountain  (Vinicunca) - Andes of  Peru
6. Stomp grapes at a vineyard to make wine
7. Participate in La Tomatina (last Wednesday in August) Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain
8. Participate in Holi (The full moon in March) India
9. Scuba dive in the Georgia Aquarium
10. Scuba in the World’s most unique aquatic environment…. the Great Barrier Reef.
11. Scuba with Whale Sharks in the wild
12. Scuba in Anakao, Madagascar
13. Pet a wild dolphin while scuba diving in the wild (Tahiti)
14. Run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain during San Fermines

15. Hike/Camp in the Amazon Rainforest.
16. Participate in a Carnival parade in Brazil.
17. Play a didgeridoo with aborigines in the Australian Outback
18. Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina
19. Participate in/start a flash mob
20. Visit a fortune teller/energy reader
21. Take a tour of a fortune cookie factory (San Francisco, CA)
22. Climb an active volcano and roast marshmallows over the lava

23. Follow my food from field to table. Most people in the world still eat what they have picked with their own hands. Why not get back to the basics?
24. Shower in a Waterfall
25.  Watch the aurora borealis while staying at the igloo hotel in Norway
26. Photograph an endangered species. Aside from an image to keep for a lifetime, it will remind me, and others, how fragile life can be.
27. Participate in Burning Man (Starts 8 days before the American Labor Day, September) Blackrock Desert, Nevada USA
28. Vist Iguazú Cataratas (Argentinian and Brazilian side)
29. Learn how to make a national dish (Madagascar, Peru, Guatemala, Argentina, Australia)

30. Travel India by train on its extensive rail network
31. Attend a music festival in another country
32. Go on an African Safari
33. Log in enough sky dive jumps to get my A license
34. Go Zip Lining on a jungle canopy tour
35. Hike the Grand Canyon to Supai Village
36. Go Tubing down a river (Nantahala, New River & Saluda River)
37. Skim board without falling off
38. Go Parasailing
39. Go Rafting
40. Go Wakeboarding
41. Jump from the tallest tree on the highest cliff at Grayson Lake, KY  
42. Fly in First Class
43. Take a picture of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, Paris
44. Rock Climb without gear
45. Take a gondola ride in Venice, Italy

46. Take a hot air balloon ride
47. Go Ultra Gliding
48. Go hang gliding
49. Turn a public place full of complete strangers into a dance party
50. Sell my artwork to someone I don't know

51. Go Deep Sea Fishing and eat my catch
52. Take a whale/dolphin watching boat trip
53. Spend New Years in an exotic location
54. Spend New Years in Time Square, NYC
55. Do the Great Polar Bear Challenge
56. Look for hidden treasure on a beach with a metal detector
57. Find a starfish in the ocean (Anakao, Madagascar)
58. Ride a Camel in the desert in Egypt
59. See the Old Faithful geyser erupt
60. Go to Taipei 101
61. Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
62. Win first prize in a costume contest
63. Do something you should regret, but don't
64. Visit the Catacombs in Paris
65. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
66. Jump off a cliff into a natural body of water in an exotic location
67. Take a tour of the Favellas in Rio de Janeiro
68. Go skiing in the Rockies.
69. Mardi Gras in New Orleans
70. Trek through the jungle on the back of an elephant
71. Start a social movement on a cause you believe in
72. Stay in a tiki hut on an exotic beach
73. Dive with sharks in Tahiti

74. See the Pyramids of Giza
75. Visit the Great Wall of China
76. See the Mayan temples
77. Visit the Hollywood sign
78. Ride a tandem bike

79. Go to the Kentucky Derby
80. Fiji
81. New Zealand
82. Australia
83. Bali

84. Belize
85. Kefalonia, Ithica, Assos, Greece (Cliff Jumping, Myrtos Beach, Boat Trips and Yoga)
86. Loch Ness, Scotland
87. Ibiza
88. Himalayas - Nepal
89. Galapagos Islands
90. Easter Island
91. Barbados
92. Hawaii
93. Moorea Island in French Polynesia
94. Angel Falls - Venezuela
95. Paraguay
96. Argentina
97. Peru
98. Berlin, Germany
99. Frankfurt, Germany
100. Zurich, Switzerland
101. Cozumel, Mexico
102. Niagara Falls
103. Paris, France
104. Marseille, France
105. Phuket, Thailand
106. Koh Samui, Thailand
107. Bangkok, Thailand
108. Taipei, Taiwan
109. Antigua, Guatemala
110. Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
111. Tikal, Guatemala
112. Barcelona, Spain
113. Madrid, Spain
114. Pamplona, Spain
115. New Year's Eve in NYC, NY
116. Boston, MA
117. Seattle, WA
118. San Jose, CA
119. San Francisco, CA
120. Vegas, NV
121. Savannah, GA
122. Miami, FL
123. Orlando, FL

124. Morocco
125. Belgium
126. Ireland
127. Japan
128. London, UK
129. Rome, Italy

130. Norway
131. Sweden
132. Portugal
133. Visit Stonehenge
134. Holland
135. Climb to the top of Machu Pichu
136. Nepal
137. Croatia
138. South Africa
139. Madagascar
140. Indonesia

141. Malaysia
142. India
143. Mermaid school in the Philippines
144. Chile
145. Tibet
146. Singapore
147. Visit the Bahn it Cham towers in Vietnam
148. Havasu Falls, AZ
149. Go to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

150. Stage dive and crowd surf at a concert.
151. Find treasure on a geo-cashing adventure
152. Explore the Carrizo Badlands Mud Caves in Arroyo Tapiado
153. Eat the most AMAZING ice cream in the World at the Taiwanese night market
154. Eat fresh fruit at the Floating Market in Thailand

155. Go to Trapeze School
156. Ride a dirt bike
157. Go mountain biking
158. Water skiing
159. Stand up paddle boarding
160. Headstand on a Stand up paddle board

161. Canyoning
162. Hike the Grand Canyon
163. Lyon, France - Ju & Ju's French Wedding (stayed in the cutest French cottage - La Boisse)
164. Verona, Italy - Visited Rome & Juliet's balcony of Love
165. Lake Garda - (Camping at Canisano, Exploring old castles and tiny town around the lake, ate the BEST gelato in all the land)

166. Visit the Hidden Network Of Psychedelic Temples Under The Alps
168. Listen to The Gaudan Project in Montezuma, Costa Rica
169. El Salvador
170. Surf on the Blue Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
171. Repel a 120 ft. Waterfall in the Costa Rican Jungle
172. Horseback riding on the Blue Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
173. Scuba with Wild Dolphins in Tahiti
Folly Beach, SC
175. Give Free Hugs to strangers (Sydney, Australia)

176. Nose piercing (Bali, Indonesia)
177. Tattoos - 4 total at the moment (best shock factor comes from the one on my inner lip)

178. Hike Muir Woods Forest
179. Hike
Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve
180. Mud Bath in Napa Valley
Be an extra in a movie
182. Micronesia
183. Swim with Sea turtles in Akumal Bay
184. Sip pineapples on the beach in Tulum
185. Swim in the Mexican Cenotes - Cantun Chi and Ik Kil
186. Chichen Itza
Teach Yoga at the Fireside Conference
Explore Meow Wolf
Firefly Experience - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - May 30 - June 6
192. Burning Man - 2019
193. Edinburgh Festival Fringe

1. Become fluent in 2-5 other languages
2. Get an article about my travels published.
3. Take 5 different styles of martial arts classes
4. Teach myself five forms of art from scratch
5. Keep a current blog
6. Always stay certified in CPR/First aid assistance
7. Get my Yoga Teacher Certification
8. Get my PMP project management certification
9. Learn how to blow glass
10. Take a bead making class
11. Communicate with someone without sharing a common spoken language
12. Learn to Surf
13. Learn to Belly Dance

14. Learn to Hula
15. Learn to Slackline
16. Learn to Play the Banjo - In Progress
17. Learn/Teach Acro Yoga
18. Take a cooking class (Chef Sue - 5 classes so far)
19. Take a sushi making class (Sushi Guru)
20. Get PADI Scuba certified
21.  Learn how to Kite surf

22. Learn to spin fire –


1. Share life with a partner that looks at me like I’m magic and puts in effort, always. Share the ultimate expansiveness in sense of self to merge into complete love and light. Completely selfless, compassionate love. I am a hopeful romantic ♥

Self Love

1. Become more in-tune with my Intuition and Higher Self
2. Raise my vibration for the greater good of myself and others

Big Ideas…

1. Host/Lead International Yoga Retreats
2. Win Amazing Race and Survivor
3. Become a travel journalist/TV host
4. Write a book of my travels
5. Write & illustrate inspirational children's books
6. Motivational speaking
7. Win the Lottery


1. Teach English in a foreign country (Madagascar & South Africa)
2. Assist with building a school in a foreign country (Madagascar)
3. Assist with building a home in a foreign country (Guatemala)
4. Volunteer abroad for a month  
5. Make a major difference in the life of a complete stranger
6. Change someone's mind about something you care deeply about
7. Save someone’s life
8. Help an animal give birth (Baby Horse in Kentucky)
9. Assist with building 15 homes for Habitat for Humanity
10. Start a Library in another country (Africa)
11. Donate hair to Locks of Love (New Zealand - Couldn't find a local volunteer spot so had to improvise)




What’s on your list

Share what's on your list in the comments below. You'll encourage others to make their dreams a reality and who knows, maybe even connect with a new travel partner.