Adventure Essays

What's it like on the road? These Essays will give you a glimpse into those experiences.

In 2018, I self-converted my campervan and committed myself to always living an adventurous life. I value physical research of the world through my own experiences on the road. These essays share the lessons learned during those experiences and will shift your awareness, offer a new perspective on life, and teach you lessons you can implement immediately to create positive change.

Adventure Essayys

What's it like on the road? These Essays will give you a glimpse into those experiences.

In 2018, I self-converted my campervan and committed myself to always living an adventurous life. I value physical research of the world through my own experiences on the road. These essays share the lessons learned during those experiences and will shift your awareness, offer a new perspective on life, and teach you lessons you can implement immediately to create positive change.

Returning Home

“Two months into quarantine we slowly began to accept the new abnormal the pandemic introduced into everyday life. Before, our world felt like it spanned into infinity; we drove long roads and watched California sunsets, booked flights to islands off the coast of Spain, and enjoyed glasses of Aperol Spritz while relaxing in cobblestone-lined squares in Italy. But now, life had taken on a new form.”

How I discovered adventure

“I often catch myself peering out the window in my house full of awe, curiosity, and the urge to understand more about not only myself, but also humanity and the world we live in. It’s a feeling that ripples through every cell in my body, giving me a message that my soul is not designed to sit still in the comfort of my home and think about the wonders of life beyond my front door.”

Amazement by the unknown

I had been pulled toward traveling to somewhere unfamiliar, a place where the songs of the birds and the wind that whistled through the night were foreign. The thought of experiencing something new flicked on the light in my heart, which is a telltale sign of a call I need to answer.”

Grand Canyon Nat'l Park

“As we drove into the park for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect. Winding down the roads, I began to feel anxious. I didn’t want to look out the window of my van because I wanted to take it in properly. We pulled up to the rim, threw the van in park, and hustled near the edge. And, there she was.”

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end of summer - prana

“As summer comes to its close, we scrambled for one more adventure. What better way to end the season than a 10-day road trip in the van. After flipping through photos and listening to stories, we decided to drive to Sedona, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and the Grand Canyon.”

Yosemite Nat'l park - Spring

“In a world filled with so much noise and commotion, it’s common to crave separation to ease our minds. With the constant juggling of our day-to-day tasks, friends, relationships, and passions, we all just need solitude and silence. This is when I look to the outdoors.”

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Alabama hills

“With the van finally ready for the road, we set out for Alabama Hills and prepped for temperatures below 20 degrees.”

Returning Home

“Two months into quarantine we slowly began to accept the new abnormal the pandemic introduced into everyday life. Before, our world felt like it spanned into infinity; we drove long roads and watched California sunsets, booked flights to islands off the coast of Spain, and enjoyed glasses of Aperol Spritz while relaxing in cobblestone-lined squares in Italy. But now, life had taken on a new form.”

How i discovered adventure

“I often catch myself peering out the window in my house full of awe, curiosity, and the urge to understand more about not only myself, but also humanity and the world we live in. It’s a feeling that ripples through every cell in my body, giving me a message that my soul is not designed to sit still in the comfort of my home and think about the wonders of life beyond my front door.”

amazement by the unknown

I had been pulled toward traveling to somewhere unfamiliar, a place where the songs of the birds and the wind that whistled through the night were foreign. The thought of experiencing something new flicked on the light in my heart, which is a telltale sign of a call I need to answer.”

Grand Canyon Nat'L Park

“As we drove into the park for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect. Winding down the roads, I began to feel anxious. I didn’t want to look out the window of my van because I wanted to take it in properly. We pulled up to the rim, threw the van in park, and hustled near the edge. And, there she was.”​

End of summer - prana

“As summer comes to its close, we scrambled for one more adventure. What better way to end the season than a 10-day road trip in the van. After flipping through photos and listening to stories, we decided to drive to Sedona, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and the Grand Canyon.”​

Yosemite Nat'l Park - spring

“In a world filled with so much noise and commotion, it’s common to crave separation to ease our minds. With the constant juggling of our day-to-day tasks, friends, relationships, and passions, we all just need solitude and silence. This is when I look to the outdoors.”​

Alabama hills

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“With the van finally ready for the road, we set out for Alabama Hills and prepped for temperatures below 20 degrees.”​

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Want to know one of my favorite feelings in the world? 

You’ve wrapped up a full day on the trails, and you’re just about completely burnt out. You find your way to the general store, grab a couple of beers, and mosey your way back to nature. Your legs feel like they’re filled with led, but in the best way possible—a sign of a successful day outside. Your feet slowly drag the weight of the day underneath you, your eyes glaze over the beauty of the outdoors, and you crack open your beer spraying some on your hand. 

As you take a deep breath of some of the freshest air in the world, you immerse yourself in your surroundings and feel gratitude ripple through every cell of your body. You don’t feel entirely worthy, but you appreciate the moment for exactly what it is: perfection.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Want to know one of my favorite feelings in the world? 

You’ve wrapped up a full day on the trails, and you’re just about completely burnt out. You find your way to the general store, grab a couple of beers, and mosey your way back to nature. Your legs feel like they’re filled with led, but in the best way possible—a sign of a successful day outside. Your feet slowly drag the weight of the day underneath you, your eyes glaze over the beauty of the outdoors, and you crack open your beer spraying some on your hand. 

As you take a deep breath of some of the freshest air in the world, you immerse yourself in your surroundings and feel gratitude ripple through every cell of your body. You don’t feel entirely worthy, but you appreciate the moment for exactly what it is: perfection.

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