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Aloha!

Aloha my dear friends! It has been almost a month since my last post… sorry about that. Work has been super crazy as its our busy season, but I’m not complaining because my days FLY by, and I LOVE that. Aside from the long hours at work, my best friend/cousin has been in the hospital for surgery and has stayed a little bit longer than originally expected. So we’ve had some sleepless nights, extra stress, and daily visits to the hospital as of late (the bright-side is that she’s doing so…

Adventure Awaits

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” The more I travel, the more my eyes are opened… to the good, the bad, the ugly, the positive, the beautiful, and the inspiring. I see that at the end of the day we are all the same–we all want to love and be loved, to make those we love happy and proud, to feel like we have a purpose, and to connect with those around us. Traveling allows me to feel, breathe, experience, learn, understand, and to grow, and I always…

The Bucket List: An Update

Three and a half years ago I hit the publish button for the very first time, and on that whim Pictures and Plane Tickets was created. In the beginning, I wanted to document our adventures around the world and hoped to find other travel-obsessed bloggers to share my passion with. I didn’t know it at the time, but a main priority over the next three (plus) years would be finding adrenaline-filled adventures around the world and checking off some seriously cool Bucket List items. I’ve always had grand goals, detailed plans, and the belief…

Through the Looking Glass

I’ve heard a rumor that most people wait to travel once they’re retired–when they have more money or more time–but if you’ve followed Pictures and Plane Tickets for a while then you know that I don’t believe the hype. I’m a firm believer that tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone, so we must make the most of today! (Besides, when I’m retired, I’m pretty sure that I’ll be spending my days near the ocean with a good book, I…

Year Three

WordPress so graciously reminded me yesterday that it was my three-year blog-a-versary, and with as busy as life has been, I welcomed the opportunity to slow down and reflect on the last three years here at Pictures and Plane Tickets. When I hit “publish” on that first day I would have never imagined all that would happen over the next three years, let alone all the fun adventures we’ve experienced, crazy things we’ve done, and the interesting people we’ve met from all over the world. There are a lot…

Thankful

Last Thursday we celebrated Thanksgiving here in the U.S., and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Being around my family for four days was incredible. We talked, played games, watched football, went shopping, indulged in delicious food, had many laughs, and just enjoyed each other’s company. We all live pretty far from one another so being able to spend quality time with those who matter most to me was simply perfect. Throughout the weekend I was reminded of how many kind and considerate people there are in this world. When I hit &#8220…