ABOUT VANESSA RIVERS
I design eco swimwear, teach surf and snowboard lessons, and am a self-proclaimed super dork! I live in Santa Barbara, California (my favorite place on earth), and part-time in London and I love, love, love to travel! I am also quite possibly the WORST speller ever and I am a little inappropriate, neither of which I can help (I’m blonde and come from a crazy celebrity family!). I write about places I visit, dining, nightlife, hotels, art, fashion, exercise, products I love, beaches, bikinis =), people I meet on my travels, and things that inspire me and make me laugh. You will also see Butterflies and “Believe” constantly in my posts.
I have “Believe” tattooed in old english on my left wrist. It’s my only tattoo and got it to help me stay positive when my mom was diagnosed with cancer. The first Mother’s Day after she passed away a butterfly landed on my shoulder and hung out with me for the afternoon. From then on whenever I have been on the right path in life I see butterflies and the word believe everywhere.
Life is short so I try to have as much fun as possible, be kind to everyone I meet, and just appreciate and enjoy everyday! I hope you enjoy my travel posts as much as I enjoy writing them. I hope they inspire you to live life to the fullest and never give up on your dreams!
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“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s learning to dance in the rain”-unknown
“Remember the past, plan for the future, but live for today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.” -St. Luke
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain
“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming – “WOW – What a Ride!” -Anon.