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Currently exploring North America out of a Honda Fit named Skye








I’m Hana, a free spirit born with the song of the salty ocean in my soul, the magic of the mountains reflected in my eyes, and the whisper of tropical tradewinds in my heart. I’m in love with LIFE, and seeing as much of it as possible! An incorrigible sense of wanderlust has taken me all over this beautiful world, and I’m currently traveling North America living out of a Honda Fit named Skye. I invite you to come follow along!

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The Heart of Maya

The jungle was deserted as I ran through it. …deserted of humans, that is. Howler monkeys screeched over my head and the songs of hundreds of colorful birds filled the darkness around me. The light from my headlamp ricocheted jaggedly off rocks and vines, periodically...

A Long, Cold Journey to Tikal

I have “fond” memories from my months spent living in Costa Rica several years ago of overnight bus rides between countries, teeth chattering in the outrageously frigid air conditioning, back feeling broken from the cramped seats and, of course, unable to sleep so...

The Many Destinations of Lake Atitlan

I loved Antigua, but some of my favorite days in Guatemala were those spent on Lake Atitlan. It is one of those places where it would be ever so easy to throw the calendar away and get lost for a very long time. There’s a certain mystique to the lake and the villages...

5 Must-Do’s in Antigua, Guatemala

Landing in the warm, vibrantly colorful paradise of Guatemala after leaving a cabin in the Cascade Mountains in northern Washington that had 10 feet of snow on its deck felt like coming back to life. Sound dramatic? Then you must not be as allergic to cold winters as...

Flight Miles, a Broken Car, and a Journey to Guatemala

At 12:05am during an Indiana thunderstorm seven months ago, my heart skipped a couple of beats as I remembered that with the new day came the expiration of a large number of carefully saved-up flight miles. I grabbed my computer, logged onto the airline site, saw that...

Wildflower Dreaming at Rainier

Following my eventful days and sleepless nights in Portland, I headed north to Seattle. Somewhere along the way I began to notice signs for Mt. Rainier National Park, which, naturally, required a detour. So I overnighted at the nearest Walmart (with much better...

A MidJourney Crisis of Sorts

If this current living-on-the-road journey of mine were a life, I’d say that its midlife crisis happened in Portland. Don’t get me wrong – I love Portland. I had a beautiful stretch of time there, and the blur of hours I spent wandering Powell’s over the course of...

“Finishing Utah” at Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef was another of Utah’s national parks that I’d never heard of, and it sounds like a place that I would expect to find in a coastal location, not a landlocked state… But regardless, it’s a “hidden treasure” worth exploring! Located in the south central...

A Bryce Canyon Sunrise

Prior to setting out to explore all five of Utah’s national parks, I’d never heard of Bryce Canyon. For some reason it’s one of the lesser “hyped” parks in the state, but it is incredibly unique, with a landscape that brings to mind colorful medieval...