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Hawaii … where have you been all my life?

Hawaii … where have you been all my life?

Hawaii … so close to my home in San Francisco that I chose to visit far flung lands instead, knowing I could easily pop over to the islands any time I wanted. I finally dug my toes into the sandy warm shores of Maui over a year ago, and I finally am updating my blog […]

Maui Clouds

Maui Clouds

Experience new riding freedom on a Cloud kite, created by Boardriding Maui. “I developed the Cloud to perform radically different from all other kites. It is only for riders with a passionately different definition of their riding.” – Greg Drexler

Please check for your personal belonging …

Please check for your personal belonging …

I admit I can be defiant. There is an innate part of me that refuses, for whatever reason, to obey orders given by flight attendants. I don’t pay attention to safety procedure demonstrations and I have never read the safety information brochure in the seat pocket in front of me. I travel often, I know […]

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 […]

Asleep in Seattle

Asleep in Seattle

My weekend in Seattle was far from sleepless. Amanda’s aunt and uncle must have thought we were the laziest bunch of girls they had ever met as we slumbered until noon each day. My girlfriends and I tend to play hard and all our fun times had caught up with us. We enjoyed a relaxing […]

Guy Walks Across America

Guy Walks Across America

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 […]

Surf Divas

Surf Divas

“Diva is a female version of a hustla…” I could not get the Beyonce song out of my head as I lay belly down on the nine-foot red foam board awaiting the lift of a wave. The mid-day sun rested high above the gently swaying palm trees that lined the dreamy California coastline. La Jolla’s […]

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