Life is full of juicy goodness, and I’ve made it my mission to squeeze every ounce of that goodness out of it. Along with my husband we’ve set out to live a life of adventure, to take the regular mundane events and celebrate them, to inspire each other and others to go after the things we didn’t think was possible!
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If you were a vespa, what colour would you be, in a hexadecimal code?
#FFFFF : glossy and shiny with silver accents!
On a road trip, are most of your clothes in a suitcase, a moving box, or a laundry basket?
Usually in my lululemon overnight bag. I like to travel as light as possible.
Describe your nearest “getaway spot?”
Anywhere the flights are cheap, we’re still looking for that beloved spot.
Swim suit or skinny dip?
I dream of skinny dipping but only adventurous enough for a swim suit.
One place in the world where you haven’t been, but you MUST go:
Hands down, Kenya. To a little African village where the women make beaded necklaces and sweep the dirt.
The longest road trip you’ve ever taken … solo or with a buddy.
The longest road trip was when I was 16 on a Missions Trip to Mexico where we drove from Vancouver, Canada down to Esendada Mexico. There was 50 of us, for 2 weeks straight. It was madness and bliss at the same time.
When visiting a new city, what intangible items are you aiming to capture?
I try and learn a little bit about each new city before arriving just so I have a taste of what to expect. But once I’m there, it’s whatever the first thing that comes to mind. In Prague it was the beautify amongst decay and grafitti. In Warsaw it was creating frames. In Paris, it was all about details. But sometimes I prefer to just sit and embrace.
What is your favourite junk food when traveling?
Beef Jerkey and 5 cent candies and endless bottles of water. Lots of pee breaks.
Tell us a story about a memorable, intriguing person you met while exploring who you never saw again?
I’ve thought about this question for awhile and couldn’t think of anyone, apparently I need to talk to strangers more.
Describe your favourite local hang out.
The door with pane glass windows, white paint slightly chipping opens with a bell. The aroma of chocolate and coffee is intoxicating while you wander the distressed wood shelves of different chocolate products (spreads, crisps, bars, syrups). My favourite table is planks of more distressed wood in front of a large white paned window that looks over the cobble stone street. Perfect for people watching. The chocolate shop has large ceilings, winding stairs, and a warm welcoming atmosphere. I spend hours here writing, thinking, dreaming. I feel very at home.
Describe how you feel when you’re alone with your camera in a new location.
Most times, intimidated. Knowing that others are expecting greatness from my photographs and I just want to capture a building. So I simplify and tell myself to only shoot for myself.
What inspires you to take the next step and photograph, write about, or compose a song about the area you’re viewing?
When I’ve taken the time to enjoy my surroundings without a camera or my mind thinking endlessly, I start to think about the best way to capture my environment, either through my lens or through my words. It’s a beautiful process knowing I need to enjoy it personally before sharing it.