Galapagos – Nesting blue footed boobie

"Everything the bird does in the courtship process is deliberate and exaggerated, from cocky strutting to make-make-believe placement of nesting material that is designed purely for show, in no way serving to build a nest. The enthralling display begins with a gaudy, feet-to-the-fore landing salute, and escalates through many self-important bows and nods to a rocking … Continue reading Galapagos – Nesting blue footed boobie


Life in the country – Arrington Winery

I am no wine connoisseur, nor a winery expert; I don't think you need to be one to appreciate the beauty and quality of Arrington Winery in Middle Tennessee.  We were invited by a friend to meet a circle of young professionals who reside in the Greater Nashville area. They were all awesome and very … Continue reading Life in the country – Arrington Winery

The past few weeks

The past few weeks have been filled with airports, flight delays, unhealthy meals, bus rides, subways, cab drivers and many cities. The past few weeks have also been filled with new sights, tastes, experiences and friends. My favorite part of the past few weeks was meeting tons of new people, my second favorite part was … Continue reading The past few weeks


Chatting with a Geologist

When was the last time you got to have an hour long conversation with a geologist? For me, it was this morning as I was flying from Miami to Chicago. As customary, I took a window seat wherever available, in this case, the back of the plane. The guy next to me was complaining under … Continue reading Chatting with a Geologist


La deliciosa ‘CH’ de los Colombianos

He estado pensando en lo lindo de mi lengua materna y de mi natal Colombia. De vez en cuando y de cuando en vez me da nostalgia y extraño los sabores y colores de mi bella Risaralda...extraño el indiscutible encanto de mi Pereira, la Perla del Otún. Y es que como algunos sabrán, yo soy … Continue reading La deliciosa ‘CH’ de los Colombianos


Captured happiness

This picture was taken in the beautiful city of Florence, Italy, while I spent a summer abroad polishing my Italian (which is rusty due to lack of use). Everyday after class, I would walk around the city, contemplate il Duomo, and offer directions to lost tourists as I made my way to my quite place...Ponte … Continue reading Captured happiness


Flying over Rio de Janeiro

Yep, that would be me hang gliding over one of the most famous and perhaps exotic cities in the world: Rio de Janeiro. Our trip to Rio was one of those things that just happens. We happened to be invited to a wedding somewhere in south Brazil, Garrett thought it would be cool to say … Continue reading Flying over Rio de Janeiro