Let me  begin with this:  I always unintentionally ruin surprises that people have planned for me.  Maybe I’m too observant?  Maybe I ask too many questions?  Maybe I’m just unsurprisable.. until today. Continue reading “mySURPRISEparty.”


In this day and age, I’ve come to realize that no matter how successful, how happy, how blessed a person is.. there is always an excuse to doubt, be unhappy and feel like a failure. Continue reading “myJOURNEY.”

The name “Sandy Explores” sparked during a conversation I had with my boyfriend before I went on my first BIG solo trip to another continent.  I wanted a #hashtag, a “unique and fitting username”.. something to post my travels and adventures under.  In the end, I believe it branched off of “Dora the Explorer”.  It is short and simple, and most importantly, it was not taken yet.

Continue reading “myINTRO.”


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