- Journeying Beyond -

An Immersion-Style Travel and Lifestyle Blog Documenting a Life lived Outside the Lines.

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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 preparing to embark on a several-month overland adventure through North America living out of a Honda Fit named Skye. I invite you to follow along to experience the brilliance and beauty of life lived outside the lines, as documented in this travel and lifestyle blog.

 

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Those Worn-In Rituals

I leave Indiana in two weeks, and I find myself once again going through the oh-so-familiar motions and rituals of transition. Packing, sorting, shedding; last moments with friends and family; stocking up on baby cuddles; selling the non-essential and dealing with the...

Climbing in the Red

I started rock climbing a couple of months ago, and am a little… obsessed. It uses every part of the body as well as every ounce of concentration, which blocks out distractions, silences the mind’s chatter and creates its own sort of meditation. (This...

Trading Brick Walls for a Home on Wheels

I had a beautiful, emotion-full weekend that made things (and by ‘things’ I mean leaving Indiana) start to feel very real. On my way to work Friday morning, I bought a car. (…Not quite as random as it sounds.) On Saturday, after teaching my nephew the...

Where in the World…

I’ve known since my decision several months ago to “settle in” for the long winter ahead that my season here in Indiana would be a temporary one, but, at the time, I had no idea where I would be off to next. However, after thriving through a midwest...

My Surprising Discovery about Midwest Summers

Happy Summer Solstice! Apologies for my absence; I’ve been distracted by… well, warmth. After a winter of dark skies, frozen wind and a grayscale landscape, the feeling of the sun on my skin and the burst of color into my current Midwestern world is making me happier...

Winding Down the Winter at Wine Down

Over the course of the past few months, I’ve discovered that the best thing to do during a Midwest winter is to eat. Living downtown Ft Wayne, I’ve had the chance to explore a fair amount of the local foodie scene, some of which has been great, but none of which has...

The #1 Way Yoga Keeps Life Inspiring

On the first warm day of this year I was practicing yoga in a park, hugely stoked on the weather. (It was 73; normally I wouldn’t consider anything below 75 to be “warm,” but after surviving the entirety of a Midwest winter I’m lowering my standards just a tad.) I was...

Viajo Sola ~ This World Is Everyone’s Home

When I read last week about the two female backpackers who were raped and murdered in Ecuador, I was simultaneously heartbroken and angered. Heartbroken by the brutal end to the lives of two beautiful wanderers who were living out a dream, and angered by that fact...

Goodbye, Midwest Winter!!

Spring is finally coming to the Midwest, waking up the critters, stirring life back into the skeleton trees and plants, and slowly painting color back into the landscape. It’s waking me up too… In case you were curious, I’ve been hibernating all winter long – a...

The Day I Gave Up Fear

I have a personal mantra that I wrote during a challenging time awhile back when I was having a hard time finding any beauty among the rubble that my life appeared (to me) to be. It is a mantra that I have spoken over myself and my life every day for the past 737...