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Aquatic Adventures

Hotel Crush: The Gates Key West thumbnail

Where we’re at: I’m recapping my summer of 2018, which included this trip to Florida in July. In other news: we’ve added new Wander Women Retreats — don’t miss them! I’ve been dreaming of going to Key West for years, so I knew just a few days for my friend Ashlee’s mermaid themed bachelorette party wasn’t going… Read more

Is The Dead Sea Dying? thumbnail

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea. — Isak Dinesen Is the Dead Sea dying? Clever sensationalist headlines often claim so, and driving through the the banks of what was once underwater certainly insinuates it might be. Like for many of the voracious travelers in my Vibe Israel group, visiting the… Read more

A Hana Highway Road Trip: Beaches and Banana Bread thumbnail

We woke up on day three of our Hana Highway Road Trip totally melted into island time. Hawaii’s most famous drive traverses over 600 curves and 54 bridges, yet most travelers only set aside a day for it. Honestly, now that I’ve done this leisurely four-day ramble, camping in remote ocean-view parks in our Aloha Outdoors… Read more

Barefoot Luxury in an Overwater Bungalow: Our Weekend at Telunas Private Island thumbnail

Jumping out of chronological order to skip ahead and tell you about my February adventures! We’ll be back to Hawaii soon <3 After our incredible introduction to the Riau Islands province of Indonesia at Telunas Beach Resort, we packed up and took a five minute boat ride to a whole new level of barefoot luxury. Years… Read more

Oahu’s Disney Aulani Resort… For Adults! thumbnail

Ian and I tend to fancy ourselves a pair of fairly with-it twenty-somethings — though I admit I’m concerned that saying so is the blogging equivalent of wearing non-ironic mom jeans. When we travel, we like to book boutique hotels, chic apartments, or design hostels; go out to eat at trendy local cafés and restaurants; and… Read more

Chicago By Mat, By Board, and By Rooftop thumbnail

The black hole of content from August of 2016 to April of 2017 — when I jumped forward to blog the summer of 2017 as it was happening — have been haunting me. I’m so excited the time has finally come for me to catch up on them! I can’t wait to turn my detailed notes… Read more

Exploring the Unexpected Surf Culture of Florida’s Cocoa Beach thumbnail

Right now my body is in Thailand and my blog is in Florida, but my heart is in Las Vegas… I don’t know about you, but when I think major surf destinations in the United States, I think Hawaii and California. And that’s it. So imagine my surprise when I arrived in Cocoa Beach to find… Read more