The long-awaited landing day had finally arrived! Over night we continued to steam south, past the circle, and the view out the porthole was completely different when we were roused by the P.A. at 06:45 the next morning. I could barely eat breakfast due to my excitement, but my landing group, Shackleton, was last in … Continue reading Travelogue: Detaille Island, Antarctica
I will admit up front this is an extremely self-indulgent post, mainly to get the contents of my brain out onto the page. However, I hope my downfall can also inform your success. For those of you who aren't in the writing community, or aren't really in the loop on Twitter, there is currently a … Continue reading How Much Is Enough?
There are many questions which frequently come up in conversation when you mention you're a writer: Are you published? (*twitch*) Isn't that hard? How do you find the time? Where do you get your ideas from? I try not to get too bogged down in some of them, because depending on the day, I may … Continue reading Inspiration
Our third day at sea on the Sea Adventurer was practically placid compared to the first day of travel out in the open ocean - they named the water in the Drake Passage the "Roaring 40s" for a reason. Shane's dulcet tones woke us with an announcement about the schedule for the day, and there … Continue reading Travelogue: Crossing the Antarctic Circle
The long-anticipated moment had finally arrived! While my trip was essentially booked on a whim, the whole purpose of my two-month adventure was to travel to Antarctica. Sure, I'd found some great additional places to visit to round out my time, but the call of the ice and penguins was paramount. I'm not going to … Continue reading Travelogue: Crossing the Drake
Those two little letters can utterly ruin your day. Or even your life. But there's one catch - that's only if you let them! If you say it doesn't bother you when someone tells you no, then you're lying. Either to yourself or to us - plain and simple! As humans, we can't help but … Continue reading Surviving ‘No’
Exploring Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego National Park, the gateway to Antarctica.
No matter who you are, you have at least one person in your life who always seems to have their shit together. You know the one I mean: everything they touch turns to gold. Their new ideas take flight and they're soon celebrating yet another great accomplishment. They earn their desired promotions, manage to snag … Continue reading Successful People Fail
Chile in all her glory: metropolitan Santiago, beautiful countryside, and gorgeous port towns.
The place no one wants to end up, but somehow eventually everyone does. Whether you're there for a spell or a season, the experience is essentially the same. It's time to drag this sneaky sucker into the light.