Spontaneous Adventures

Because often times, you can’t plan an adventure…  Here’s some of the fun things I’ve done that didn’t make it on a list first.

  • Rode the Sky Surfer ride in Branson, Missouri (July 2013) 999566_10200557283036846_1731469519_n.jpg


    There goes K on the Sky Surfer!

  • Explored Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield in Missouri 247789_3224821381710_187106181_n.jpg
  • Visited Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky 196116_3224827461862_714135932_n292582_3224823221756_2045438810_n
  • Visited Bridal Veil Falls in New Zealand (read more here)
  • Climbed Mt. Karioi in New Zealand (read more here)
  • Explored Maungatautari Ecological Forest in New Zealand (read more here)
  • Went paddleboarding (read more here)
  • Visited Whakarewarewa – Living Maori Village in New Zealand (read more here)
  • Went to see the Rotorua Boiling Mud Pools in New Zealand (read more here)
  • Tried new foods in New Zealand (mussels, Hokey Pokey ice cream, meat pies, lamb, and cockles) (read more here)
  • Experienced The Lost Spring hot pools in New Zealand (read more here)
  • Hiked to Cathedral Cove in New Zealand (read more here)
  • Stayed in tiny houses in New Zealand (read more here)
  • Explored the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida (read more here)
  • Used airbnb for the first time (read more here)
  • Went tubing at Kelly Park/Rock Springs in Florida (read more here)
  • Drank at a beach bar in Cocoa Beach, Florida (read more here)
  • Tried Cuban food in Florida (read more here)
  • Went on some epic float trips (read more here)
  • Attended a tea party (read more here)
  • Published an article in a psychological journal (April 2015)
  • Took a roadtrip to North Dakota to visit friends (July 2014 and July 2015, read more here)
  • Tried snow skiing (February 2016) 7681_10206268466252857_2465844476137829688_n
  • Rode a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge (March 2016, read more here)
  • Seal watched at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco (March 2016, read more here)
  • Went on a giant paddleboard down the Waikato River in New Zealand (March 2016) Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 12.59.00 PM
  • Went cliff fishing in New Zealand (March 2016) DCIM100GOPRO
  • Experienced afternoon high tea at Zealong Tea Estate in New Zealand (April 2016) IMG_3664
  • Broke out of an Escape Room with my best friends in record time (April 2016)13087757_10206874013071149_6926190203230578365_n.jpg
  • Saw the Grand Canyon during a snowstorm (November 2016)
  • Went to Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany (March 2017, read more here)
  • Drank beer at a beer hall in Munich, Germany (March 2017, read more here)
  • Boulevardia Festival in Kansas City, Missouri (June 2017)
  • Weekend with friends in Portland, Oregon (July 2017)
  • All American Rejects Concert in Lawrence, Kansas (September 2017)
  • Explored abandoned buildings at Belvoir Winery in Kansas City (September 2017)
  • Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Branson, Missouri (October 2017)
  • Rocky Falls in Southeast Missouri (October 2017)
  • Blue Springs in Southeast Missouri (October 2017)
  • Climbed to the top of Mt. Karioi in Raglan New Zealand (January 2018)
  • Went to Kitekite Falls in Auckland, New Zealand (January 2018)
  • Went to the Wizard of Oz Museum in Wamego, KS (January 2018)