Hello! Slap of Sunshine, a Sunshine State of Mind, your radiant online home that promises to bring a generous splash of sunshine into your life. Here, we celebrate the mesmerizing beauty of travel, the vitality of a healthy mind, and the simple, yet profound, joys of everyday life.

This space is an ode to a vibrant, adventurous life that I share with my loving husband, our whimsical dog Moonbeam, and the wondrous world that never ceases to inspire us. Each click navigates through our journeys, leading you along the footprints we’ve left in sandy beaches, over majestic mountains, and through bustling cities.

But we also dive deep, beyond the physical landscapes. We delve into the extraordinary terrain of the mind, because mental health is a journey in its own right. A healthy mind is the compass that guides us through life’s challenges and triumphs, and we’re here to celebrate, nurture, and inspire that journey. We believe self-care isn’t just a trend, it’s a lifestyle – and an incredibly rewarding one at that!

Slap of Sunshine isn’t just about exploring new places; it’s about cultivating a state of mind that’s adventurous, curious, and open-hearted. It’s about nurturing joy, fostering love, and embracing every precious moment of this beautiful journey we call life.

So whether you’re a seasoned traveler, a mental health warrior, or someone seeking a daily dose of sunshine, you’ve found your tribe. Together, we’ll discover vibrant new landscapes, explore the uncharted terrains of the mind, and celebrate life’s everyday adventures. Here, every day is a joyous journey, a love letter to life itself.

So come, join us, as we fill our lives with sunshine, one adventure at a time! Let’s walk together on this journey of discovery, of embracing a healthy mind, and of living a life that’s truly our own. At Sunshine State of Mind, we’re all about spreading light, love, and lots of sunshine. Welcome home!

On this homepage, you will find a variety of travel-related content, including destination guides, adventure stories, packing guides, and more. We are passionate about traveling, and we want to share that passion with you.

Take a look around and get inspired to plan your next adventure. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on all of our latest travel tips and stories. Happy travels!


This season, lets focus on gratitude, growth, and creating experiences to live together a more fulfilling purposeful life. I challenge you to make your life a wonderland- join others whom walk the walk and make your dreams a reality. What makes you feel most alive.


There’s nothing quite like following the light of the sun as it travels across the globe. Whether you’re chasing sunrises or sunsets, there are endless opportunities to witness the beauty of the sun as it lights up the sky. Here are some ideas for following the light of the sun on your travels:

  1. Explore Sunrises and Sunsets – There’s something magical about watching the sun rise or set over a new destination. From the beaches of Bali to the mountains of Yosemite, there are countless places around the world where you can witness stunning sunrises and sunsets.
  2. Chase the Northern Lights – For a truly unique and unforgettable experience, consider chasing the Northern Lights. This dazzling natural phenomenon can be seen in places like Iceland, Norway, and Finland, and is best viewed during the winter months.
  3. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride – Rise above the earth and follow the light of the sun on a hot air balloon ride. This peaceful and scenic adventure allows you to see the world from a new perspective and witness the beauty of the sunrise or sunset from high above.
  4. Visit Places with Unique Lighting – Some destinations are known for their unique lighting, such as the “golden hour” in Santorini, Greece or the “blue hour” in Paris, France. These magical moments of light can provide the perfect backdrop for your travel photos and create unforgettable memories.
  5. Plan a Road Trip – Hit the open road and follow the light of the sun on a scenic road trip. Whether you’re driving along the coast of California or through the mountains of New Zealand, a road trip allows you to witness the beauty of the changing light as you travel from one destination to the next.

No matter how you choose to follow the light of the sun on your travels, be sure to bring a camera to capture the magic of these fleeting moments. Happy travels!

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Are you ready to start living the life of your dreams? It’s time to stop dreaming and start taking action towards creating the life you truly desire. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Identify Your Dreams – Take some time to reflect on what your dreams truly are. What do you want to achieve in your personal and professional life? Write down your goals and dreams and be specific about what you want to accomplish.
  2. Set Goals – Once you’ve identified your dreams, it’s time to set specific, achievable goals that will help you make progress towards them. Break down your goals into smaller, manageable steps that you can take on a daily or weekly basis.
  3. Create a Plan – Create a plan for how you will achieve your goals. What steps do you need to take? What resources do you need? Be sure to set deadlines and hold yourself accountable to following through on your plan.
  4. Take Action – The most important step towards living the life of your dreams is to take action. Start by taking small steps towards your goals every day. Whether it’s making a phone call, sending an email, or attending a networking event, every action brings you closer to your dreams.
  5. Embrace Failure – Failure is a natural part of the journey towards achieving your dreams. Embrace failure as an opportunity to learn and grow, and use it as motivation to keep moving forward.
  6. Surround Yourself with Positive Energy – Surround yourself with people who inspire and support you. Seek out mentors and role models who have achieved the success you desire, and learn from their experiences.
  7. Practice Gratitude – Gratitude is an important mindset to cultivate as you pursue your dreams. Take time every day to appreciate the blessings in your life and celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small.

Remember, living the life of your dreams is a journey, not a destination. It takes time, dedication, and perseverance to achieve your goals. But with a clear vision, a solid plan, and the courage to take action, you can create the life you truly desire. Start today!