Category Archives: Adventure​

Adventure is My Meditation

"Adventure is my meditation." - Heidi Siefkas from With New Eyes I bet you are scratching your head or at least puzzled. Adventure and meditation don't mix. It's counterintuitive, right? However, let me explain my quote and belief. Many feel that adventure is just for adrenaline junkies, but I beg to differ. Check out this definition of…
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High Alert on the Unfriendly Skies

“Every occasion in life is either a good time or a good story.” – Unknown Although I had a blast this summer in Kauai, I have to say my best adventure tale stems from my belief in the quote above. Enjoy as I unveil the details of my return flight to Fort Lauderdale. It was…
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Adventure Tales from Kauai

[caption id="attachment_3795" align="alignright" width="300"] Hiking in along Kauai's Napali Coastline[/caption] Alooooooooha from the Garden Isle of Kauai! This is my fourth summer on this island paradise. You betcha, I’m happy to be back. With thousands of miles between here and just about anywhere, you may ask, Why do I keep coming back to Kauai? Duh,…
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Adventures to Spain, Morocco, and Portugal With New Eyes

Recently I took a long, fifteen-hour flight from South Florida to Kauai, where I will be spending most of the summer. During this grueling, multiple leg trip, I had oodles of time to go through some of my recent photos, videos, and snaps. Although I know that you have been keeping up with my adventures…
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To Write Well Live an Adventurous Life, One Worth Writing About

[caption id="attachment_3685" align="alignright" width="300"] Savoring a mint tea in Tangier, Morocco[/caption] A little over a year ago, a wise peer author reminded me that Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway had the writer's life down pat. Yes, it is easier to write well when you are living a life worth writing about. As you know, I…
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Are you curious? Where am I off to next?

One of the most common questions I get is, “Where are you off to next?” This week, I'm heading back to Cuba. Almost every two weeks, I will be taking a flight from Miami to Cuba that only takes forty-five minutes, but transports me to another era. However, Cuba isn't the only adventure on my…
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A Dose of Aloha and Adventure in Kauai

You know that Jerry Maguire line, "You had me at hello." Well, Kauai had me at aloha. Nearly three years ago, I got my first taste of the Garden Isle and aloha. Shortly there after, it became my writing abode and basecamp of many adventures whether on foot, in kayak, or by helicopter. Why did…
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The Adventures of Architecting a New Life, Life 2.0

Did I get you with adventure, Life 2.0, or both? Whichever the case, you landed in the right place. I'll start by explaining Life 2.0 because I imagine you are on a Smartphone or laptop right now as you read this. Just like the software or app updates you receive on your tech devices, life…
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Adventures of 2016 – Cuba, Audio Books, Retreats, and more

If you didn't know, I'm all about adventure. Yes, some would call it my middle name. Heck, I call it my meditation. That's why I encourage others to head for adventure by asking, "What's your next adventure?" So I'm going to let the cat of the bag and share with you what's on my adventure…
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Author Climbs Sydney Bridge to Demonstrate Why Adventure is Her Meditation

How can adventure be meditation? Author & Adventurer, Heidi Siefkas, believes it is. In her second book, With New Eyes, Heidi explains her unique take on meditation by defining adventure as, "something new, challenging, and perhaps frightening." She stresses,  "in almost all cases, it's all-consuming. Deciding to do it and then executing it despite the…
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