About this Site
I believe YOU have many options to bust the routine and live an adventurous life.
No, I am not kidding or being unrealistic.
We have been sold the idea that in order to be considered an adventurer we have to be exposed to the natural elements 365 days of the year or go to places where only a few have been.
On a similar note, we also have the cases of people who are considered bold because they hop from city to city in a matter of days. We suspire when we see them in their fashionable outfits standing in front of the world’s greatest landmarks or most outrageous natural wonders.
But, and this is a big but, adventure is not at the fingertips of only a few. You can write your own definition of adventure depending on what matters the most to you.
I believe YOU do not have to travel far or spend a lot of money to have meaningful experiences. You may feel elated by spending time with friends around a firepit or going on a camping trip with your kids. You do not have to wait for the perfect conditions to add fun to your every day.
YOU can have a life full of exploration and adventure. I hope this website provides an extra push in that direction.
How to live an off the beaten path life
How to turn your dreams into reality
Have we met yet? If not, my most sincere welcome to this site. I’m thrilled to meet you!
My name is Ruth and I am originally from Bayamon, Puerto Rico. What? You have no idea where Bayamón is located? Well, it’s pretty close to San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico.
I studied computer engineering at the University of Puerto Rico. I attended the campus located in the town of Mayagüez (here we go again with the strange names but is it on the west coast of the island). After finishing my bachelor degree, I decided to move to California because of better employment opportunities. Years later, I still live in California and work as a data analyst for a Fortune 500 company. I am happily married and have a great group of friends.
Months before finishing my undergraduate degree, a friend asked me to think about the possibility of joining her on a trip. The idea was to spend a whole month touring Europe and Egypt after graduation. Guess what? I took the leap and have been hooked with travel even since.
That first trip changed everything. It taught me about myself and the way I connect with others. It taught me to live a joyous life filled with gratitude.
Gladly, the trips have continued but I do not rely on them to escape reality. I have learned to make the MOST OF EACH DAY and hit routine right on the face. I pursue discovery and curiosity at every opportunity. I believe most of us can do the same thing.
I have always felt an urgency to share my experiences with other people. Because, there is no pint in keeping to yourself what life has thought. This is one of my ways to share, to give back to others.
What is a Tanama?
Tanama means butterfly in the Taino language. The Tainos were the pre-Columbian habitants of the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles and some of the Lesser Antilles.
I love butterflies. I have always liked them. Their beauty, colors, variety and flying capacity cast a spell on me. Additionally, I like them because the metamorphosis process has an interesting similarity to life.
Different languages use incredibly fascinating words to refer to butterflies. But, without a doubt, I had to choose the word used by the inhabitants of my island (Puerto Rico). I always knew I wanted to use this word on my site!
Moreover, the original Greek word for butterfly means soul. So, the name of this site can be reinterpreted as soul tales. In other words, all the thoughts expressed here come from the depths of my being.
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