It has admittedly been a LONG time since I have blogged on Life's Too Short... but it doesn't mean the travels have stopped! Now that 2016 has hit, a resolution of mine is to catch up on the blog completely... and there are three years worth of adventures to cover! The time flew by (hence, "life's too short")... so here is a preview of the upcoming posts to expect in 2016:
Steamboat, Colorado ~ Three couples take on the slopes of Steamboat, CO -- home to gorgeous terrain, fresh white powder, jaw dropping heights, and gorgeous natural hot springs.
Punta Cana, Domincan Republic ~ My mom, sister and I check out the white sand beaches and pristine blue waters of Punta Cana. Beachside drinks and cave-clubbing discos meet day-sail adventures and starfish hunting in this tropical paradise.
Florence, Italy ~ Tom and I get MARRIED -- and celebrate the nuptials with a three and a half week honeymoon through Italy and Greece! First stop, the amazing Florence where we spend a few days climbing bell towers, sipping wine on bridges, and seeing the amazing David by Michelangelo.
Pisa, Italy ~ We train it over to Pisa for the day... the land of the infamous Leaning Tower.
Tuscany, Italy ~ We rent a car and travel through the rolling hills of Tuscany, exploring the beautiful hilltop towns of San Gimignano, Volterra, and Siena.
Sorrento, Italy ~ We direct our manual wheels down the treacherous yet beautiful Amalfi Coast Drive, stopping in seaside Sorrento for two nights where we swim the public beaches, shop for art and limoncello, and enjoy happy hour on our hostel rooftop.
Capri, Italy ~ We ferry to the land of glitz and glamour on Capri Island off the Italian coastline, where we sail the rock formations, explore the blue caves, relax beach side, take in the unbeatable views from our balcony, dine on fresh seafood pasta.
Positano, Italy ~ Further up the coast, we find remote Positano... hillside town hosting gorgeous views, a black volcanic sand beach, and our cozy bed and breakfast nook in the mountain.
Rome, Italy ~ What is a road trip through Italy without a stop in Rome? We venture to the metropolis to experience the centuries-old sights and the mouth watering gelato... stopping in Vatican City along the way.
Athens, Greece ~ We enter GREECE and discover our love of authentic Gyros, souvlaki skewers, and tzatziki.
Naxos, Greece ~ We begin our sailing of the Greek Cyclades Islands in the long stretches of sand found in sleepy Naxos Island.
Folegandros, Greece ~ We venture off the beaten path, sailing the South Aegean to remote Folegandros Island where we moped dirt roads to find private slices of paradise.
Santorini, Greece ~ Our honeymoon extravaganza concludes at the bell of the ball... Santorini, where we trade hostels for luxury in our private apartment in Oia overlooking the caldera views.
New York City, NY (USA) ~ Tom and I visit my brother and friends in NYC again... this time finding a new love for the coast at whimsical Coney Island, and stopping at all our traditional faves.
Boston, MA (USA) ~ Our first time in Boston, we visit my sister and brave the rain to explore it all! We tour Harvard campus, sip beers at Cheers, walk the many cobblestone streets, play in the parks, and even explore Fenway Park.
New Orleans, LA (USA) ~ Me and the girls bring the party to NOLA for a Bachelorette party where we tear up Bourbon Street and explore the surroundings... having an absolute blast every step of the way.
Vancouver, Canada ~ My family and I fly to awesome Vancouver as the jumping off point for a cruise... spending a few days exploring the city on foot and bike.
Ketchikan, Alaska ~ We board the ultimate Alaskan cruise and make our first pit stop in Ketchikan, where we zip-line through the trees at record speeds.
Juneau, Alaska ~ We set off on a 10 mile private hike through the rain forest and end up at Mendenhall Glacier where we strap on the crampons and ice-climb into the unrivaled ice caves.
Skagway, Alaska ~ A tamer woods hike is met with a float down the rivers of Skagway.
Glacial Inside Passage, Alaska ~ Two days are spent sailing the gorgeous glacial passageways of Alaska and watching for whales.
Puerto Maldonado, Peru ~ In July 2014, we make our first trip to South America to explore Peru! Our first stop - the Amazon Rainforest... we canoe the piranha-filled water and trek the giant forest searching for monkeys, caimans, tarantulas, and exotic birds.
Cusco, Peru ~ We fall in love with the plaza and locals of Cusco, and horseback ride through outside ruins above the mountains.
Aguas Calientes, Peru ~ We drive through mountain towns and train it through waterfalls to the city of Aguas Calientes... the jumping off point for unrivaled Machu Picchu. We marvel at its glory from every angle and climb the ultimate peak of Wayna Picchu to take in the views.
Lake Titicaca, Peru ~ We set sail from Puno onto Lake Titicaca, where we explore the floating Uros Islands and live with locals on the volcanic islands of Isla Amantani and Isla Taquile.
Arequipa, Peru ~ We settle in the city of Arequipa with its historic monastery, bustling plaza, and wonderful restaurants, and enjoy the ultimate adventure of white water-rafting on the Rio Chili.
Colca Canyon, Peru ~ Our Peruvian trip concludes with a challenging three day hike through the deepest canyon in the world where we bunk in huts, make worldwide friends, watch condors soar, test our physical limits, and are finally rewarded with a natural oasis.
Orlando, FL (USA) ~ Me and the family travel to Disney World and Universal Studios, spending four days acting like children in the very best of ways.
Cape Town, South Africa ~ Tom and I continue down the bucket list with our trip to Africa in the summer of 2015. The first stop is gorgeous Cape Town where we explore Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, dine on delicious (cheap) meals, and fall in love with South Africa.
Cape Point, South Africa ~ Our road trip begins due South with a stop to see the penguins at Boulders Beach, then the lighthouses of Cape Point and the crashing waves at the southernmost point of Africa... the Cape of Good Hope.
Stellenbosch, South Africa ~ Quality grape time is spent at the beautiful South African wineries of Stellenbosch where we taste our way through reds and whites and take in the scenic views.
Hermanus, South Africa ~ We continue heading East along the Garden Route to the fishing village of Hermanus where we sail with the massive Southern Right Whales, gentle giants of the sea.
Gansbaai, South Africa ~ In Gansbaai, we test our fate while cage-diving with wild great white sharks.
Wilderness, South Africa ~ Have you ever ridden an ostrich? Whelp, head to Oudtshoorn. Then head to Wilderness where our beach side mansions are met.
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa ~ Walk with full-grown cheetahs, explore Monkeyland and Birds of Eden, then plummet the largest commercial bungee jump with us in Plettenberg Bay.
Botswana, Africa ~ Jet to Johannesburg and board an overland truck heading north through Botswana... where we viewed every animal possible from our river cruise in Chobe National Park and saw a pride of lions on safari.
Zimbabwe, Africa ~ Safari through Hwange National Park and see every animal thinkable in the flesh!
Zambia, Africa ~ Toy with death at the edge of Victoria Falls, fly in a moped with wings over the water, and explore the "Smoke that Thunders" on foot.
Nashville, TN (USA) ~ Me and the girls take on Nashville (for no apparent reason)... tearing up the town 24-7... Best friends in the heart and soul of Country music? YES! #Nashvi11e
Nashville, TN (USA) ~ Yep... I couldn't get enough.. Less than two weeks later, another road trip down to "Music City" was in store... this time with my crazy mom, cousin, and sister! Yee-haw!
Asheville, NC (USA) ~ A family visit to our aunts in North Carolina brings adorable shop exploring, art fairs, delicious dinners, and a trip up the Blue Ridge Mountains.
St. Thomas, US Virgin Island ~ Just after Christmas 2015, Tom and I spend some time in St. Thomas, checking out the beaches and clear blue water... waiting for our friends to fly in and the main event to commence!
Tortola, British Virgin Islands ~ Two couples explore the BVI island hopping and enjoy our indescribable villa in the remote mountains of glorious Tortola.
Jost Van Dyke, BVI ~ We ring in the new year at the ULTIMATE beach party at world-renowned Foxy's on Jost Van Dyke island in the British Virgin Islands. Epic.
Virgin Gorda, BVI ~ Our foursome takes on true adventure as we stumble our way through the volcanic boulders at the Baths and rope climb through lagoons to a private beach at Devil's Bay on the beautiful island of Virgin Gorda.
Norman Island, BVI ~ We charter a catamaran, make friends, and sail the waves all day, stopping at Norman Island and the Indians where we explore the magical underworld snorkeling and jump high off of floating restaurant/bar Willy T's.
No matter the destination or the dream, try to make it happen. There are always reasons not to and the wallet is always hard to open... but the memories are worth it in the end. Dream big, work hard, play hard... Inspire!