20160430_145009I’m a victim of the travel bug, be it in my backyard in the Columbia Gorge, across states or across the ocean.

From walking chest-deep through a river, my pack over my head or running along the skinniest trial ever along the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland or viewing the sunset from the top of a volcano in Hawaii, I’ve learned to love the thrill of doing something new and scary.

Recently I read something pretty enlightening– while my after-work hike might be routine for me, there are people that travel from far away to experience the same trail or waterfall. I want to find the joy and excitement in each excursion, big or small.