Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

All good things must come to a PAUSE

All good things must come to a PAUSE

“The party is over, skirt is home!” a friend teased me after learning I had returned to San Francisco after my second yearlong gallivant around the world. I assured him that in no way was the party over, that skirt just needed a power nap. I have no intention of ending my exploration of this […]

Global Lives Global Gala – Come Meet Your Neighbors

Global Lives Global Gala – Come Meet Your Neighbors

Step out of your world and join me and other globally minded individuals for an exciting evening of global experiences at the Global Lives Global Gala in San Francisco this Thursday, November 1oth! Global Lives will be celebrating 7 years of engaging, educating and inspiring audiences to rethink what it means to be a global citizen. […]

Riding the Winter Solstice Eclipse Storm of 2010

Riding the Winter Solstice Eclipse Storm of 2010

Check out my friend’s cool video of surfing the Pacific and Skiing the Sierra in the week leading up to the Winter Solstice Full Moon Total Eclipse 12/21/2010. A reminder of why I love the bay area and  there is still much fun to be had back home once I am done traveling!

What I will miss most while traveling …

What I will miss most while traveling …

The Dirty Dozen – the best girlfriends in the world!

Mt. Tamalpais State Park

Mt. Tamalpais State Park

View of Stinson Beach from the Matt Davis & Steep Ravine Loop Trail Click here to see more photos of beautiful Northern California as seen from Mt. Tam.

So hard to say goodbye

So hard to say goodbye

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide A friend of mine shared this quote with me that that beautifully captures the trade-off that comes with long-term travel; the comforts and habits of home that one must give up in order to claim a nomadic existence on the […]

San Francisco Ferry Building – 8:00 A.M Monday Morning

San Francisco Ferry Building – 8:00 A.M Monday Morning

“Bread is for the birds!” screeched the hot pink lips two feet to my left. The old woman is dressed peculiarly in a red tattered dress, knee high striped socks, and a white hoodie soiled from the streets. The compassionate father and his son retreat quickly with their bag of leftover ACME sourdough bread in […]

Blue Waters Kayak – Tomales Bay

Blue Waters Kayak – Tomales Bay

“It’s not a matter of if” I told Spencer, “but rather when I will be tipping over our kayak just for the fun of it!” With a nervous laugh he replied, “Very funny Kel,” knowing me well enough to be moderately concerned. Halfway over the Golden Gate Bridge, the morning fog parted, giving way to […]

A Beautiful Day in San Francisco

A Beautiful Day in San Francisco

Yesterday was unseasonably warm, a real summer day in San Francisco. Mark Twain would have been surprised. Eager to be outdoors, my best friend and I took off on our bikes racing through the Panhandle and Golden Gate Park, my heart was happy at the sight of the glistening Pacific ahead. We abandoned our bikes […]

Global Lives Project

Global Lives Project

One of the many reasons I love San Francisco is the abundance of cool and interesting events always going on somewhere in the city. I recently had the pleasure of attending an event showcasing the Global Lives Project, a collective effort of more than 150 volunteer filmmakers, artists, architects, programmers and everyday people from around […]

Welcome “Home”

Welcome “Home”

My flight from Sydney to San Francisco not only returned me “home”, but I also returned to me that day I lost when I went down under a year prior! When the plane landed in SF I couldn’t believe I was home, or at least I was back in the city I had called home […]

Should I stay or should I go???

Should I stay or should I go???

For the past few months I have been completely conflicted as to what I would do once today were to finally come. Today is the day my return flight to San Francisco expires. My return ticket was only valid for one year from the date of my departure, November 12, 2007. It is so hard […]

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