Pura Vida

Pura Vida is a stability and steadiness of all opposites. It comes down to a very simple equation, which is really a question that wish I could ask myself more: How can I do this outdoor work most efficiently so that my hammock time is maximized? It’s finding that…

The Travel Syndrome

Do you have the ability to feel at home no matter where you are? Are you repulsed by the ‘common’ tourist? You may have the Travel Syndrome…

Pipe Cleaners, Rocks & Globalization

Globalization: it’s happening, & the fight against it is not worth it. However, we can preserve the integrity and character of every location by cherishing our connections with those around us, and of course, savoring the little things…

Protest GPS: Fight to Get Lost!

Should we really listen to people who constantly tell us that we’re going the wrong way? Many times the ‘wrong way’ can lead us on an inexplicable adventure and an even better destination than we were headed for in the first place…

First World Failures & Haiti

Are we setting ourselves up for failure? We came into this experience expecting to make a difference, and maybe we did. But we learned more from the Haitians than we could ever expect to teach them…

Haitian Encounters

A testament to the true character of Haitians. Although I may not have carried a burden as heavy as they do, not a day goes by that I don’t think about these vivaciously happy, enduring people with indestructible spirits…