Travel Companions Living a Life in Orange
May 20, 2019
Kayla Canalini ’18 and Kyle Brophy ’18 met a few years ago while members of their respective Greek organizations. They had in common a love of travel and a thirst for adventure. So, upon graduation, they decided to pursue their passions together. Canalini explains.
“We went skydiving together within a few months of meeting. We love travel, but we also recognize that adventure does not need to be a far away or crazy, exotic trip. To us, adventure is getting up, doing what comes to mind, with the people we enjoy spending time with. Adventure is trying something new or indulging ourselves in a new place or culture, no matter where that may be.”
Right now Canalini and Brophy are in Puerto Rico, and have mapped out an extended trip that will take them back to the U.S., the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Ireland, Scotland, Amsterdam, and other stops.
“The goal in all of this,” said Canalini, “is to live now. We hear so many people talk about their life after retirement, but why are they waiting? We shouldn’t have to wait to live our lives. We have learned the key is balance. It has been amazing to realize how much you can accomplish when you balance your life.”
All along the way, the pair have kept photo and video journals, which they have named “Our Life in Orange.”
“Some people believe colors have certain meanings, trigger us to think or feel a specific way, and represent different things,” Canalini said. “That is how we got the color orange. It embodied so many ideas that we wanted to portray, not only in our travels, but to keep those ideas in mind to live a positive and happy life overall. From the long list of what orange represents, we chose to focus of three key ideas: Happiness, Adventure, and Courage. That is how we got the name ‘Our Life in Orange.'”
Canalini was a founding member of Phi Sigma Sigma, and Brophy did likewise with Kappa Sigma. Both graduated with degrees in Science, Technology and Society.
Visit “Our Life in Orange” on Instagram.