Sun Salutations and Rain Dances
Maiden Voyage to Nicaragua

Sun Salutations and Rain Dances

Between the surf sessions and adventure seeking, we became experts at grounding ourselves through yoga practice. And lucky for us, El Coco Loco had the perfect place for us to get our zen on. Freshly built and standing a glorious two stories high, El Coco Loco’s yoga studio is by far best place to harness

Beware the Hungry Tide
Maiden Voyage to Nicaragua

Beware the Hungry Tide

It was a good day. I had made great strides, finally standing up on my third go at the white wash. I never thought that standing on a board would make me feel so powerful, but there I was, riding over the world on a current. I even learned how to wax my board. I

The Mystery of the Night Squawker
Maiden Voyage to Nicaragua

The Mystery of the Night Squawker

In Nicaragua, there are all sorts of critters and creatures that hang around, make noise, and will venture into your cabana to have a friendly conversation. Over my stay, I got very comfortable seeing fireflies, crabs, toads, and exotic birds hanging about. I didn’t really mind the chirping, croaking, or singing. It was pretty; the

Surfer Vernacular 101
Maiden Voyage to Nicaragua

Surfer Vernacular 101

Hilary Billings’ Dictionary of Resourceful Urban Lingo Presents… Surfer Vernacular 101: Basic Terminology Necessary for Surf Savvy Interactions Gnarly- Adjective. 1. Awesome or cool or extraordinary. “That party was so gnarly!” 2. Bad or unpleasant. “I took a couple of gnarly tumbles on those waves.” Stoked- Adjective. 1. To be exhilarated, uplifted, unbelievably excited, or

The Beginning of our Endless Summer
Maiden Voyage to Nicaragua

The Beginning of our Endless Summer

“Gooooood morning, amigas!” Only one person could be so chipper at six in the morning. Holly tapped on our window, wearing the ear to ear grin she had the previous day. We could hear the thunderous waves breaking just a few hundred feet from our cabana. Our first day of surfing was upon us. The

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Hey fellow adventurers, my name is Hilary! After being rejected from grad school, I took off on a solo journey around the world. Now I constantly challenge myself to take on new experiences. This blog documents my journeys from Europe to Fiji, swimming with sharks and living with tribes, to becoming an accidental beauty queen and working for one of the top national media outlets. If you like what you're reading, please subscribe! Here's to the next great adventure!

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