Maintaining Healthy Skin in Your 30’s

At 31 my skin is changing in ways I’d never predicted. It seems to be getting drier, I’m getting way more pimples than ever before, specifically around my chin, and it’s not looking as bright and firm as it did a few years ago. After perusing countless retinol night creams and eye serums claiming to have the anti-aging answers I never knew I needed, and … Continue reading Maintaining Healthy Skin in Your 30’s

China ‘Tests’ My Travel Chops with 14hr Layover

  Maybe it was the 1:30 to 7:30 a.m. flight from Denpasar that preceded the mission or the persistent thought of the 12-hour flight that would follow, or the fact that I’d devoted so little attention to logistics, but my day in Shanghai has been exhausting. Explore a new city Porsh, it will be funnnn– this is what I told myself when I purposefully chose a 14-hour … Continue reading China ‘Tests’ My Travel Chops with 14hr Layover

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Preparing for 2018 with a 2017 Recap

With 2018 less than two days away, and a lot of new adventures in store (such as buying my first sailboat, and motorcycle, with a tentative plan to ride across South America, as well as potentially spending a month or two snowboarding in Hakuba, Japan — AND rejoining my sailing family aboard our trusty 51’ Formosa ketch Violeta in Mexico in April to continue the … Continue reading Preparing for 2018 with a 2017 Recap

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Road Trippin with Grandma- California to North Dakota: Part 1

When you think of a stereotypical Grandma, images of white hair and gentle frailty, a woman knitting peacefully from a rocking chair in front of the television, who speaks softly and offers you endless helpings of food and has a back stock of Werther’s hard candies on hand ready to be doled out by the plenty to any passerby, come to mind– at least that’s what … Continue reading Road Trippin with Grandma- California to North Dakota: Part 1

Easing In: Yoga & My First Day on Koufonisia

I arrived at the port of Koufonisia in the afternoon where Elena, the manager of My Island Home, the hotel where I’ll be teaching yoga for the next few weeks waited for me with her dog. She drove me to my small shack off the beaten path near the center of town, I dropped off my bags and we headed five minutes up the only … Continue reading Easing In: Yoga & My First Day on Koufonisia

Down By the River Part 2

With hugs and only a few tears we said a melancholy good bye and my friends were off to embark on their own adventures, and me, I stayed behind at Villa Faragi. I was a bit apprehensive as to whether I could enjoy being alone again– I always have, but that was before I spent a month and a half surrounded by inspiring people non-stop– … Continue reading Down By the River Part 2