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Jill Sessa

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- Full time traveler 6 years - #Celiac - #wordpress biz - Now in a #Sprintervan formerly @vespaandalaptop - 📍 Florida for Manatee time!

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Ohmygawsh, the rumor is that Three Sisters will open tomorrow!  That will be the first time I've been here when it's open. That means the Gulf is warming up and there may not be as many sleeping in here, but there will still be plenty. . You know where I'll be spending the day! . Today was an open house at the Sanctuary and funny enough it's the first time I've seen the springs from above 🤣 I may have an addiction. Don't send help. . . . #extra_ordinary #thisispackrafting #manatees #paddling #inflatablekayak #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #kayakpaddle #packraft #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #mykidhaspaws #campingwithdogs #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride  #sprintervanlife #vanlifereality #vanlifediaries #sprintervan #sprintercampervan #manatee #chihuahua #myhomehaswheels
I've had a few people ask about my new snorkel mask, so here's my thoughts: . Has COMPLETELY changed my relationship with the water. . See, despite actually going through swim lessons all the way to lifeguard training, I've simply never enjoyed swimming. . Understatement. . I've had ANXIETY about swimming, which I've come to realize is actually about breathing- or anxiety that I can't breathe. Snorkels with the mouthpiece allowed me to be in the water with my favorite beings, but I still didn't love the actual swimming part. And holding the snorkel made me grip in the jaw and throat, which brought up all the old anxieties. . Funny for someone who spends a ton of time ON the water, huh? . Well, I'm now in the water an average of an hour a day, sometimes swimming up to a half mile to get to different springs. And not having to time my breaths or worry or feel like I'm choking. . The mask is incredibly comfortable to wear, only has ever leaked if I didn't make sure my hair was out of the way. Even then, only a few drops. It doesn't fog at all. . This innovation has made a huge difference for me, why didn't someone think of this sooner?!? . And a bonus manatee image as your reward for reading this 😂 . . . #extra_ordinary #paddling #snorkel #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #kayakpaddle #thisispackrafting #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #mykidhaspaws #manatee #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride  #sprintervanlife #vanlifereality #vanlifediaries #sprintervan #sprintercampervan #myhomehaswheels  #swimmingwithmanatees
So not happy to see me... 🤣  Pogo sticks for legs!
#simplycedarkey  Steps from MaryEllen's back door. High tide was 3.1, which makes it possible to paddle close. We took advantage and hit up the Tiki Bar by water! Both dogs were awesome... Although no help with the paddling 😎 #cedarkey #extra_ordinary #packrafting #paddling #inflatablekayak #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #kayakpaddle #packraft #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #mykidhaspaws #campingwithdogs #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride  #sprintervanlife #vanlifereality #vanlifediaries #sprintervan #sprintercampervan #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahua #myhomehaswheels  #gulfcoast
It's finally here!! @ritecompany has worked so hard, continuously improving their new take on the French press + Aero press.  So far, seems worth the wait. It's beautiful, substantially crafted and perfect for my #solotraveler #coffeehabit ☕☕☕ . Obligatory #todaysofficeview of Cedar Key harbor in the background 😎 . . . #extra_ordinary #packrafting #paddling #inflatablekayak #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #kayakpaddle #packraft #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #mykidhaspaws #campingwithdogs #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride  #sprintervanlife #vanlifereality #vanlifediaries #sprintervan #sprintercampervan #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahua #myhomehaswheels  #coffeepress
So great to be back in this fun coastal town. Martin and Terry have done a beautiful job making their corner festive. (And two almond milk lattes have done the job of mitigating the effects last night's shenanigans!) Going to stay put for a bit! . . . #cedarkey #gulfcoastliving #visitflorida #digitalnomad #solotraveler #myhomehaswheels #coffeeshop #holidaysinflorida
Um. Yup. My morning included this. . 📷 @no_regurts_dive_team THANK YOU for capturing just some of the magic. I love these  gentle beings with all of my heart and feel so privileged that they seem to feel the same way. Will share more later! . . . #extra_ordinary #packrafting #paddling #inflatablekayak #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #kayakpaddle #packraft #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #mykidhaspaws #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride  #sprintervanlife #vanlifereality #vanlifediaries #sprintervan #sprintercampervan #manateelove #crystalriver #myhomehaswheels
When the guy in charge of the paid parking lot escorts you to his favorite "park free, stay overnight, no one cares" location, it simply confirms that it is ALWAYS a good idea to treat service people with respect. And that I adore this town and am glad I've returned. Kindness everywhere. I needed this. . It was only for a half hour or so, but finally got to put the boat in the water. And was rewarded with at least 4 manatees coming up to say hi. Hard time of day for water shots, but you can see the one who escorted me out to the spring. . Another cold night, so I'll be heading out after sunrise in the morning. Layered in wet suit and more. It will be worth it. Town is buzzing with sightings and Manatee happiness. . No matter what, we are finally here. And not moving very far for a month or more. I'm exhausted, still dealing with this long bout of depression and simply need to be still. Get back on track with work, exercise and finding balance again. It has been a very rough stretch, to be honest. It's the reality of the mental "illness" I've dealt with for a very long time, but it hasn't been like this for quite a while. Many years. It may look like all smiles and play, because it is the only way I know how to punch through the dark clouds. I am fine, I'll be more fine soon, I know that. I'm going to take my cues from the sea cows! . . . #extra_ordinary #thisispackrafting #paddling #inflatablekayak #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #kayakpaddle #packraft #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #manatees #campingwithdogs #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride  #sprintervanlife #vanlifereality #vanlifediaries #sprintervan #sprintercampervan #coolpeople #myhomehaswheels
My annual reminder to WORK THOSE POINTS! If you are a frequent fueler or have a long drive coming up, it could keep $30, $60 or more in your own pocket! . Most grocery stores that have a fuel rewards program offer a big multiplier on points for the holiday season. Use your (points earning or cash back) card to buy YOURSELF gift cards for the purchases you will already be making, or to give as gifts, of course. . An example is that I buy a card for both "app stores" in the amount of what I spend annually on subscriptions and apps and then just apply it into my account. . Pay attention to any limits they may have, but put this on your to-do list! . . . #extra_ordinary #packrafting #paddling #inflatablekayak #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #kayakpaddle #packraft #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #mykidhaspaws #campingwithdogs #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride  #sprintervanlife #vanlifereality #vanlifediaries #sprintervan #sprintercampervan #travelrewards #travelsmart #myhomehaswheels
She was Purl's best friend... And the reason I got to meet one of mine. And has the mind of an elephant, there's no way her reaction wasn't one of true remembering Hey Billie, looking good!! I missed you (and your whole family!!!), too. XOXO
The moment I was anxiously waiting for.... Will it work the way I envisioned?!? . Reorganization of the "garage" to move the Vespa toward the side, to maintain the pass through as well as make room for the hammock. It fits!! Just have to loosen the mirror, no big whoop. . New snorkel mask just arrived, we are MANATEES BOUND in the morning! . . . #extra_ordinary #packrafting #paddling #inflatablekayak #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #aquabound #kayakpaddle #alpackaraft #packraft #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #vespa #offroadadventure #mykidhaspaws #campingwithdogs #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride  #sprintervanlife #vanlifereality #vanlifediaries #sprintervan #sprintercampervan #myhomehaswheels
This may not look like much to you... But it represents finally getting my dream-van-project done! . Hammocking inside FOR THE WIN! . Oh, and not so little things like Eternabond -ing the roof seam that has been leaking since I bought it, LOL. Dry Nevada didn't show that! . . . #extra_ordinary #packrafting #paddling #inflatablekayak #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #aquabound #kayakpaddle #alpackaraft #packraft #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #mykidhaspaws #hammockcamping #campingwithdogs #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride  #sprintervanlife #vanlifereality #vanlifediaries #sprintervan #sprintercampervan#chihuahua #myhomehaswheels
One week down, a few more days to go. It will always be home, but.... We've got itchy tires! I've taken the opportunity to reorganize the storage walls (before shot, LOL) so I can load the Vespa in a bit differently and get a few more things off the floor. I've slowly been adding in more components of the Rubbermaid Fast track garage system. I like having open shelving, but everything needs to be secured in a home on wheels. Having a place for all my toys and still being able to sleep, cook and do my business.  And an area for drying wetsuits and rafts and gear... Because we are FLORIDA MANATEES BOUND! I'm feeling like a manatee right now as I look at the dipping temps here in NY, I'm heading for warmer waters. . . #extra_ordinary #packrafting #paddling #inflatablekayak #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #aquabound #kayakpaddle #alpackaraft #packraft #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #mykidhaspaws #campingwithdogs #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride  #sprintervanlife #vanlifereality #vanlifediaries #sprintervan #sprintercampervan #vespa #myhomehaswheels

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