Posts tagged Relationships
Sorry, I Can't Make You Magically Love Yourself.

It means so much to me to hear that people feel inspired by my story and journey. But I want you to know that I can't make you love you. Only you have that power. And to grant anyone else the power is selling yourself short. I support you and am rooting for you, but want you to take this first step towards appreciating yourself without the approval of others. 

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Florence Sunset Wine Tour Review

Florence, Italy is without a doubt now one of my favorites cities. I could visit it 100 times and still have so much to enjoy and experience all around Tuscany... most importantly - the wine and people. On this tour I changed it up and instead of going to another vineyard, tried out a wine tour in the city itself, but away from typical tourist areas and out of the hot sun. Here is my review of the Made of Tuscany Sunset Wine Tour ...

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Alex and Olivia in Casco Viejo

I fell in love with travel when I started exploring alone. It forced me to face myself: my harshest critic. I discovered aspects of my soul and personality I never knew existed, because I was too busy searching for flaws. 

I learned to trust myself, stay true to myself, and maybe even slightly appreciate myself. I guess that’s not unheard of: finding your strength when you are alone.

Traveling just to see friends and family is new for me, believe it or not. I've gotten really good at traveling alone and sometimes forget what it feels like to have large company.  But that was the primary focus for the next portion of our adventure. Alex’s cousin Veronica and her husband Ben were in Casco Viejo (Casco Antiguo) for the month of April and our 15-hour trek across the border from Costa Rica was perfectly scheduled just to see them.

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Alex and Olivia Explore Puerto Viejo

I can't believe it finally happened! Alex has joined me on the road to nowhere after moving on from his job to pursue his dream of travel. I remember the first night we met like it was yesterday and now, here we are. One year later and setting off in pursuit of bucket list dreams. Our first stop: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

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