A globetrotter but somehow small-town gal at heart, Stacey’s adventurous spirit has led her all around the country and the world. Next stop? Who knows!
Peruse the gallery below for a glimpse of some of the beauty and adventure Stacey has encountered on the road.
Thankfully, this beautiful view is federally protected with a wildlife preserve in the surrounding area. At the southernmost tip of Portugal, Sagres does not see many visitors nor hosts many inhabitants. Perhaps that is what makes the landscape so empowering.
Swansea, Wales sits along the country’s southwest coast, just over an hour from the capital. The city’s castle lies in ruins in front of a tall contemporary building, the stark contrast showing the modern day’s domination over medieval times.
Living is climbing cliffs in the ocean and marveling at the expanse of land and sea before you.
My instructor prepares me for our tandem take-off paragliding in Bilbao, Spain.
Holocaust memorial statues are scattered throughout Germany, especially in the country’s capital of Berlin. This controversial statue, Neue Wache, depicts a mother cradling her dead Nazi soldier son.
The pink castle of every little girl’s dreams.
They say everything is bigger in the Amazon, and I’ve found that holds true. On a hike through the jungle, Ane and I made creative use of the strong vines.
With no sign to explain or announce this Holocaust memorial, tourists often mistake the smaller cement blocks for benches. The artist intended for people to question the meaning of the architecture and make their own interpretation.
Photo by M. Parekh
Flying over the land and sea, paragliding is a peaceful sport that takes extreme courage, skill and patience.
The animal was found on Gordon’s Beach located at the southernmost point of Long Island, Bahamas.
Parasailing over the Florida Keys is as beautiful as it is fun!
One of more than 100 murals painted on a preserved section of the Berlin Wall, this design covered the longest stretch of the more than mile long East Side Gallery.
A short hike to Worthington Glacier allows you to get up close and personal with this moving ice mass. On an overcast day, the blue coloration really sticks out. Notice the trickling waterfall here, too!
We did it! At the highest altitude of the Salkantay trek, 4680 meters.
Travel, exercise, theatre and discussion help me cope with my anxiety.
View of Turnagain Arm from Bird Ridge. Note the mix of firs and spruces that give the Alaska air its delicious scent.
With the overcast skies, green hills and stone path, this off-the-map spot in San Juan de Gastalugatxxe looks like a blending of Irish countryside and the Great Wall of China.
Caves over the ocean, called grottos, are a big tourist attraction in Lagos. Native residents take tourists on a boat ride through the grottos for a small fee.
Panoramic view from Fort McGilvray at the end of Caines Head Trail. Round trip, this 15-mile hike takes 12-hours due to a large part of the hike being in the intertidal zone. It is one of Alaska’s most coveted hikes!