35 Days until Launch to New Zealand

Jayleen Guttromson-Johnson Travel

Today marks 35 days until we board an Air New Zealand flight heading to Christchurch and begin our ’round the world (RTW) journey! It is a little intimidating to think about with the to-do list still fairly long, but we couldn’t be more excited with our upcoming mission and purpose. In the meantime, we’ve got…


Antarctica: In the Footsteps of Explorers

Jayleen Guttromson-Johnson Exploration, Travel

In early 2009 I had read Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage; a story recounting the perilous 1914 Antarctic expedition of Ernest Shackleton and his crew. The book outlines elements of exploration through true stories of leadership, teamwork, dedication to a mission, and grit. All elements of exploration I tried to exemplify in my daily work. Reading…