This week’s adventure babe is surf instructor & eco swimwear designer, Vanessa Rivers. Vanessa is also a world traveler and author of the blog Glitter & Mud.
Most biographical write-ups speak of what a person has accomplished in their past, or what things they like, or some other external factors. But I believe what really makes someone who they are, is what’s on the inside. And so I have some personal words about this weeks adventure babe, Vanessa Rivers, that I would like to share with you before you read her interview below.
Vanessa Rivers and I met in Santa Barbara ten years ago and instantly hit it off. From the start, we shared the same sense of humor, as well as the same drive to be adventurous and enjoy life to its fullest. Even better than that, Vanessa is the type of girl who is happy to do anything or go anywhere. She is always positive and chooses to live her life looking towards the light instead of the dark. She is kind, generous, helpful, and honest; always willing to lend a hand. When I think of Vanessa, I think of bright yellow happy flowers, which is why this image of her up top really resonates with me.
Vanessa is an authentic person who truly cares about others and would do anything for the people she loves. Making new friends wherever she goes, she works her magic in just the right way as to leave a long lasting smile across everyone’s faces.
Vanessa is a hot blonde who can rock any bikini but she remains down to earth and never lets anything go to her head. Coming from someone who has personally witnessed Vanessa jumping through hoops and over hurdles to achieve her dreams, I’ve come to the conclusion that she is someone who is truly unbreakable: a strong and smart woman, who is taking on the world one eco bikini and one destination at a time. Big credits to her mother, whom I’m sure was just as strong a woman as she. Sadly, Vanessa lost her to cancer years ago.
On a happier note, I’m honored to be able to call someone like Vanessa my best friend. It must’ve been in God’s plans for us to remain close lifelong friends because Vanessa has fallen in love with, and recently married, my husband’s best friend. Though they currently reside in London, the four of us make plans to see each other quite often, meeting up at all different ends of the earth.
Stay tuned to see Vanessa and I on our big road trip adventure through Canada in just 2 weeks. (scroll down to read the interview)