What if you never want to go home?

When my husband and I traveled to Portugal for a surf trip, I hadn’t surfed a wave in over a year. We were living in Sicily, which is amazing, but let’s just say is not a surf mecca. Every now and then, the Mediterranean would kick up some good swell, but...

Hardest Wave I’ve Ever Surfed

The hardest wave I’ve ever surfed is a remote Mexican beach break we’ll call El Perro. The wave is burly, and sometimes paddling out can take what feels like years, during which I’m paddling like hell and getting beat up. It’s a beautiful...

WAP #66: Enchantment Lakes Thru-Hike

You may wonder what a surfer is doing writing about trail running. This summer, my family traveled to Oregon and the NW tip of the Washington coast in search of waves. On our first trip, the waves were perfect for my daughters: small, clean, and fun. By the third day,...

The Lost Sicily Diaries v.1

  Living Without Wilderness, May 2006 Note to reader: In 2006 I moved to Sicily with my husband for a job opportunity. Recently I recovered a journal that I thought was lost.     I’ve been living in Sicily for about a month and the shine has worn off. Yes,...