I am so proud and thankful to claim the following experiences.  With any luck this list will continue to grow and enrich my life for many years to come!
  • Biking down Maui’s Mt. Haleakala at sunrise (2004)
  • Canopy walk over a rainforest in Ghana (2006)
  • Teaching AIDS prevention to a small village in Ghana (2006)
  • Chasing sea turtles during nighttime downpours in Costa Rica (2008)
  • Zip Lining in Punta Arenas and rafting the Rio Sarapiqui, Costa Rica (2008)
  • Crossing the Costa Rican continental divide through the cloud forest (2008)
  • Getting a travel article published on the Examiner (2008)
  • SCUBA diving with sting rays, sea turtles, and sharks in Curacao (2009)
  • Swimming with dolphins in Tortola, BVI (2009)
  • Parasailing over turquoise ocean waters in the Bahamas (2010)
  • Sailing in a regatta race in St. Maarten (2010)
  • Jet skiing around the island of Key West (2010)
  • Watching the sunset from the side of the Grand Canyon (2010)
  • Swimming in the Neva River at sunrise in St. Petersburg, Russia (2010)
  • Playing in the Swedish Archipelago (2010)
  • Throwing coins into the only outdoor fountain in Greenland (2010)
  • Hiking a mountain at the “End of the World,” Ushuaia, Argentina (2011)
  • Seeing a live tango show in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011)
  • Standing beneath Christ the Redeemer in Rio (2011)
  • Cuddling with a sloth on the riverside in Manuas, Brazil (2011)
  • Clubbing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2011)
  • Balancing an egg on the equatorial line in Macapa, Brazil (2011)
  • Snowless dog sledding in Juneau (2011)
  • Watching orcas surface between the borders of BC and Washington state (2011)
  • Experiencing a live Flamenco show in Madrid (2011)
  • Seeing the pope drive by in his PopeMobile in Madrid (2011)
  • Seeing the Sydney’s Opera House and Harbor Bridge with my family (2011)
  • Holding falcons in Abu Dhabi (2011)
  • Sitting on the world’s largest carpet in Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque (2011)
  • Watching the sunset from the top of the world’s tallest building in Dubai (2011)
  • Riding camels and stargazing in the desert outside of Abu Dhabi (2011)
  • Experiencing a gondola ride through the historical canals of Venice (2011)
  • Running the original 100 meter track at ancient Olympia in Greece (2011)
  • Bartering at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey (2011)
  • Drinking natural spring water at the Virgin Mary’s house near Kusadasi, Turkey (2011)
  • Riding ATVs through Mykonos…and Santorini (2011)
  • Standing on Maho Beach beneath descending airplanes in St. Maarten (2011)
  • SCUBA diving in St. Thomas with a sea turtle (2012)
  • Riding bikes throughout the paths of Amsterdam (2012)
  • Visiting one of the most haunted places in Europe, Greyfriars Cemetery in Edinburgh (2012)
  • Passing my PADI SCUBA certification in Northern England (2012)
  • River rafting at the base of the Osorno Volcano, Chile (2012)
  • Getting drunk on Pisco Sours at Miraflores in Lima, Peru (2012)
  • Watching the sun set and rise on New Years Day in Antarctica (2013)
  • Celebrating Mardi Gras at the Gay Pride Parade in Sydney (2013)
  • Watching whales breech off the coast of Alaska (2013)
  • Completing my first 5K – Foam Fest in Issaquah, Washington (2013)
  • SCUBA diving in Fujairah at Snoopy Rock (2013)
  • Witnessing and photographing a Thai Buddhist Wedding (2013)
  • Bathing elephants in Northern Thailand (2013)
  • Releasing lucky birds in Luang Prabang, Laos (2013)
  • Feeding monkeys outside of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia (2013)
  • Hitting all 7 continents within 12 months (2013-2014)
  • Experiencing sunset from atop the Rock of Gibraltar (2014)
  • Learned Thai cooking in Phuket, Thailand (2014)
  • Celebrating Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro (2015)

3 thoughts on “THOSE MOMENTS…


  2. What about all the life experiences you had before I kicked you out on your own?
    Being snuck down to Disney Land
    Traveling to Disney world
    banana boating in Ixtapa
    Snorkeling in Maui

    oh, and watching the restart of the Volvo Ocean Race from a 74′ catamaran in Abu Dhabi.

    Hmm, My list kinda pales in comparison, doesn’t it.


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