ECUADOR – CHEERS TO THE BABY WIPES

During a visit to one of the markets, I was getting extremely frustrated at how dirty my hands were. My hands getting dirty while traveling has always been a struggle of mine. You see, I use my hands to propel myself, and while traveling, I’m propelling myself a lot more than a typical day in…

ECUADOR – A GUINEA PIG WITH TEETH

There was a fire in our room that night. After our grueling hike, more for Matt than anyone, through the rainforest, we all climbed back into the bus. Our small group had chosen the very back of the bus as there was an entire bench for us to occupy and we could spread our things…

SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO JUMP

“Ding! We’ve reached an altitude of 10,000 feet. You may now use your portable electronic devices including laptops and Wi-Fi enabled devices.” The next time you’re on a flight and you hear this announcement, look out your window. This is precisely the altitude we were at when we jumped out of the plane, although I…

SAN FRANCISCO – CHRISTMAS IN THE BAY

Time is one of those things that we have no control over yet it has such a big impact on all of our lives.  With time, things grow, things fall apart, things become something new.  With time, things change. About 15 years ago, my family and I spent our Christmas break in San Francisco.  It…

HONG KONG – A BEER FOR THE LADY?

I’m not much of a shopper.  I never have been.  I find “things” to distract me from what I’m looking for out of life, and I just don’t get much enjoyment out of it.  However, as the famous saying goes, “When in Rome…” So in Hong Kong, we shopped.  And shopped.  And shopped.  There were…

HONG KONG – EVERYONE CLEAR THE WAY

I have never liked attention that involves strangers just looking at me. I’ve always felt like I am being judged and looked upon negatively because of my disability. In fact, when I was a young girl, I would tell myself that people were staring at me because they thought I was beautiful. Deep down I knew…

HONG KONG – 268 STEPS

The world’s largest seated Buddha is on top of a mountain on a small island off the coast of Hong Kong. There are two ways to get to Big Buddha, also known as Tian Tan Buddha. The first is to walk there. I believe it’s called the Wisdom Path. If I had to guess, a…