That peace you get when you find a new place or part of yourself that you didn't know was possible.

It's why I love travel.



The Kepler Track is one of nine "Great Walks" in New Zealand -- a major bucket list category I'd like to complete in 2017.  So far, the Kepler is the first Great Walk that I've done entirely alone.

It. Was. Awesome.

Sometimes routine can feel overwhelming or monotonous (good, bad or indifferent).  When I start feeling stagnant, even if I love what I'm doing, I try to get myself outside or do something new I've never done before.  Fortunately, the land of outdoor adventure is right in my backyard, making the Kepler Track the perfect self-care, nature-quota-fulfilling get-away.