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Cabarete – After the storm [LTJ]

It’s been four days since Hurricane Irma paid us a visit here in the Dominican Republic. This mighty storm was a record-breaker, and at this moment continues to cause damage in the United States.

Here in Cabarete, things were looking pretty hopeless in the days leading up to Irma’s landfall. This Category 5 monster had been wreaking havoc across the Caribbean, and we were next.

It’s hard to describe the anxiety and fear that standing in the path of this storm brings. Even with reassurances from the locals that the geography here protects the North Coast from major storms, I was scared.

Kitesurfing Love The Journey Travel

A much-needed reality check [LTJ]

You know that sensation when something shocks your perception? Like a little skip in cognition. When your mind takes a moment to catch up to what’s happening, because simply comprehending the reality of it is difficult.

“¿Cómo lo hago?” / “How do I get it out?”

That’s what the boy said, after he saw the photo we took of him and his friend. I paused for a moment, trying to understand the question.

Kitesurfing Love The Journey Travel

The best ships are friendships [LTJ]

This one will be short and sweet. It’s really about honouring friendships. Acknowledging the value of each and every person that I’ve encountered in my life, and the moments that we’ve shared together.

We can live the greatest lives imaginable and have the most exceptional experiences, but without being able to share these moments with others…  they lose some of their lustre.  

Lifestyle + Wellness Love The Journey Travel

The YES challenge [LTJ]

“Yes” and “no” are two of the most powerful words in the English language. They’re strong. They’re absolute. These are the words that decide how we experience every day of our life.

YES.

Look at that magnificient word. Short. Sexy. Straight to the point. Yes speaks to affirmation. Positivity. Commitment.

And yet, we hesitate to say yes. We often say no instead. It’s almost instinctive. A reflex. Why does NO come so easily? It’s not just other people that we say no to. We don’t only decline invitations, refuse offers, and speak negatives. We often say no to ourselves. Our ideas, thoughts, hopes, and dreams. We reject ourselves.

WHY?!

Lifestyle + Wellness Love The Journey Travel

Love & Travel: Four stories of falling [LTJ]

What’s your love life like? How do you build relationships when you never stop moving? Is it even possible?

My answer varies by the day. If I’m wrapped up in a beautiful new romance… or if my latest love has walked out of my life. Am I still hopeful? Or walking through my day with a heavy heart and bleak outlook?

It’s not easy.

But at the same time… it is so very simple.