I turned 30 a few weeks ago and decided that I would take a great vacation to celebrate life and well the big 3-0.
I spent the past 8 days with this group…
The average age is ~66 years old. They ate grubs, zip lined through the Amazon, tubed down the Napo River, some completed a challenging 2 mile hike through the Amazon Rainforest, and others even did a 2 hour physical course filled with obstacles. They danced, wined and dined, and were ALWAYS ready for an ice cream break. They never complained, instead they encouraged us youngins to love life, to keep traveling, exploring, and being open to new experiences, people, and places. They are incredible and hysterical humans, with a zest for living life to the fullest. I wish I could keep them all but most of them are already packing their bags for their next adventure.
Here are photos from this wonderful trip. Ecuador was magic.
DAY 1: TRAVEL + QUITO
DAY 2: OTAVALO
DAY 3 – PAPALLACTA
DAY 4 & 5 – PUNTA AHUANO (AMAZON)
DAY 6: BAÑOS
DAY 7: QUITO
14 of us have rented a large cabin in Hocking Hills where we’ll be amongst cliffs, gorges, rock shelters and waterfalls. We’ll be enjoying a hot tub, fireplace, and an outdoor patio with killer scenic views.
As far as outdoor activities go, we’ve got hiking, canoeing, ziplining, and a giant slip-n-slid (someone will get hurt) on the docket.
It should be a great way to bid Summer farewell and welcome the next seasons. Here’s a little packing inspiration for my weekend getaway.
A few of my friends and sister are expecting — hooray for reproducing! It’s a very exciting time as it’s the first for some.
I got lucky and found a ridiculously inexpensive, direct flight to Miami in order to attend Steph’s baby shower this past weekend. A little background on friendship with Steph:
- We’ve been friends for over a decade and I couldn’t be more blessed to have her in my life.
- She’s beyond creative. Check out her shop here.
- She sees the best in everyone.
- She has taught me what a true, generous, and loving friendship should really be like.
- She has rejoiced with me during moments of joy and success and has cried with me during the hiccups life surprises you with.
In other words, I HAD to be there to celebrate her and this next life stage. Here are a few photos from her beautiful shower.
And, Steph, if you read this post – you and Danny will be the greatest parents. Baby Canto doesn’t know how blessed she is to have parents like you guys. xx