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Destinations: South America

Destinations: South America

My Ayahuasca Journey – Surrendering to the plant medicine

December 31, 2018
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What is my purpose? Am I on the right path? What makes me happy? What do I need to do to prepare for the changes coming in the next chapter of my life? Am I listening to my heart enough? These questions have danced through my mind with increasing frequency as of late. Presumably a result of the significant life changes I’ve had over the last year. From moving 2900 miles across the country to a city where I feel a lack of deep seeded friendships to thriving in a new role at work that has expanded my career opportunities. From finding out that the embryos my partner and I have frozen may no longer be viable due to a malfunction of the storage tanks they were in to getting engaged to the love of my life. Life has thrown me up and down, left and right and completely discombobulated me. That’s when these questions started recurring incessantly.  And for no apparent reason, I awoke one day and felt a sudden pull from Mother Ayahuasca. I decided I would end the year with a 5-day retreat to Peru where I’d meet with Mother Ayahuasca herself to find answers. Continue Reading…

Destinations: South America, Travel Tips

Pura Vida! A Reflection of How Pura Vida Came to Life for Me in 2014

December 31, 2014
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Pura Vida!!!

Directly translated into English, Pura Vida means “Pure Life”, but for the people of Costa Rica there is a deeper meaning. The essence of Pura Vida is that no matter how bad your current life situation, someone somewhere has it worse. So maybe, if you really think about it, your situation isn’t all that bad after all. And in the end, life is short; life is wonderful. So start living your life! Witnessing and experiencing “Pura Vida” all over Costa Rica made me reflect on my life and how, out of the blue, I decided to visit Costa Rica. So to end the last few hours of 2014, I think that a personal reflection post is quite appropriate. Continue Reading…

Destinations: South America

The Argentina Edition: Iguazu Falls in a Day!

December 31, 2013
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Iguazu Falls is one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world and one of my personal favorite sites. It’s taller than Niagara and wider than Victoria! The Falls is located on the border between Argentina and Brazil and IT IS BIG! You can spend multiple days there checking out both sides. However, if you have a limited amount of time (or if you’re like me and just want to maximize your time in Argentina), this post is dedicated to you! 
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Destinations: South America

The Argentina Edition: We Are Tango

December 13, 2013
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There are numerous options when it comes to Tango in Buenos Aires. Do you want to take a lesson then hit up a Milonga (tango dance hall) to show off your newly acquired moves? Or would you rather sit out on the dancing and just watch some professionals do it?  
 
I chose to go with “We Are Tango“, a dinner/show where you get to see a tango performance and take a dance lesson after. You can choose to skip the dinner portion and make reservations for the “show only” option, which is what I did.  
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Destinations: South America

The Argentina Edition: Top 10 “Must-Do’s” in Buenos Aires

December 9, 2013
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Argentina is a pretty large country–the eighth largest in the world to be exact! Needless to say, the diverse range of geographies and activities means Argentina has something to offer to everyone; from the foodies to the adventurers, or the sports fanatics to the party animals. That being said, having just returned from 12 days in Argentina I obviously have a lot to share! So I thought I’d kick off my Argentina-series of posts with a “Top 10 Must-Do’s” in Buenos Aires. 
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