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In Memory of Talei Jones

In Memory of Talei Jones

Two weeks after saying goodbye to the inspirational women on our retreat, we were struck with tragedy. Talei Jones, my bunkmate and fellow adventurer, had been killed in a horrific car accident in Jamaica. We were all stunned by the abrupt end to her beautiful, compassionate, and young life. I think it impacted each of READ MORE

New Eyes and Bare Feet
Maiden Voyage to Nicaragua

New Eyes and Bare Feet

It all seems like a vivid dream. I can fully remember the experience of being on a Nicaraguan beach. I remember how the ridges of the sea shells felt against the bottom of my feet but I can’t seem to get back there again. Like those sweet dreams that are interrupted by screaming alarm clocks;

Nicaragua Adventures- the movie
Maiden Voyage to Nicaragua

Nicaragua Adventures- the movie

Thanks to Holly Beck for putting this together. I will forever remember how badass I felt when I caught my first wave. I now realize how stupid I actually looked, but that’s okay. One day my surfing skills will match the emotions I experience when I pop-up on a board (I hope).

Heading Home Somewhere Over a Rainbow
Maiden Voyage to Nicaragua

Heading Home Somewhere Over a Rainbow

I mulled over my peanut buttered bagel. This trip had been so enlightening, inspiring, and nurturing; I had never met such a spectacular group of women. Everyday was such a great experience, even eating breakfast seemed like an adventure. It was hard to believe we were sharing our last meal in paradise.

One Last Sunrise
Maiden Voyage to Nicaragua

One Last Sunrise

I opened my eyes as the first beam of light peered in through the curtains. It was around five in the morning; the stillness of the day was only broken by the breaking dawn and a the sound of a lazy rooster. Talei was still sleeping. I noiselessly crept out from my mosquito net and

Paddling outside my comfort zone
Maiden Voyage to Nicaragua

Paddling outside my comfort zone

It was our last day to go surfing. As we walked down the beach, Nicole commented on how glassy and perfect the waves looked; the stars had aligned to give us a morning of awesomeness and I was ready. I caught a few cute waves in and was improving on my pop-up. However, every time

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Hey fellow adventurers, my name is Hilary! After being rejected from grad school, I took off on a solo journey around the world. Now I constantly challenge myself to take on new experiences. This blog documents my journeys from Europe to Fiji, swimming with sharks and living with tribes, to becoming an accidental beauty queen and working for one of the top national media outlets. If you like what you're reading, please subscribe! Here's to the next great adventure!

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