I feel strongly that a second chance at life deserves a bit of adventure. For months, I’ve been planning a tour of the US including fossil hunting, diving with great white sharks, whale-watching (I want to see a blue whale), walking the Grand Canyon and standing beside a redwood for perspective. Of course, a trip of this magnitude must be shared with friends! Christy, my trusty friend and my personal travel agent, found these two great tours. Click on one of the images below.

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I’ve been trying to figure out why I’m so interested in seeing larger than life wonders. I think I need to step out of self-importance for a while. My life has been centered on survival for so long, I haven’t had an opportunity to look up and see those things that dwarf my life in comparison. Now I have a chance to live, to experience adventure, and to enjoy it with those I love.

What is your dream vacation?