“The most dangerous thing you could ever do is play it safe”

-Casey Neistat

As the years go by, I’ve started to notice my fears start to grow stronger. I’m not sure if it’s because I have just been more aware of what’s going on in the world around me or if it just comes with age. Whatever it is, it kind of sucks!

3 years ago, I travelled to Mexico for the first time with Ty. While doing a bit of research, we found an eco tour which would bring us out to Islas Marieta National Park, an island with a hidden beach that I had found while flipping through Pinterest. At the time, I just marvelled at the thought that places like this exist but I probably would never ever get to go there. It looks too surreal! It’s likely fake. When the time came for us to hop off that boat, I had overheard one of our crew members yell that there were humpback whales in the distance not far from our boat. All of a sudden I remembered that one time we were on a family vacation in Thailand and I chickened out when the opportunity came for me to swim with lots of tropical fish on our island tour. I have nightmares of being in the water with fish. Something about being in their territory and them being totally better swimmers than I just triggered this panic in me. Not only did we have to hop in the water with who knows what was under there, we had to swim through a cave to get to the hidden beach. A cave!? As everyone got their gear together, the window of opportunity started to shrink and I had to make a decision. I came all this way! What’s the worst that could happen!? I jumped into the water, swam as fast as I could and didn’t look back!

Ever since I faced that fear, my drive to do more has grown. It has helped me to grow as a person and to learn how to better connect with others. Our vacations have now become less about hotels, drinking & pools and more aboutĀ culture, health & adventure.

Adventure with usĀ here!