Since I was 14 I have been on countless backpacking, camping, and hiking trips. I thought I was educated on gear and how to pack, but this last trip completely changed the way I view my gear and pack. I learned so much more on my time on the John Muir Trail than any other [...]
I was reading this morning about authenticity and how it is something we must practice each and every day and it is a collection of choices we make through our day. "Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable; it is exercising the compassion [...]
Glacier is a place with so many activities, gorgeous views around LITERALLY every corner, and more wildlife than you can imagine. Exploring this park left me full of so many surprises and stories.
This small island is packed tight with so many natural wonders. Iceland is comparable in size to Ohio, yet it has 32 volcanoes, at least 200 geysers, over 10,000 waterfalls, and sometimes the scenery changes from mountains to barren moon-like land in just a few moments.
It is so easy to fall in love with a place as magical and breathtaking as this.
It is a place of peace, chaos, environmental battles, mountains, waterfalls, rivers, valleys, and now it is viewed as a place of such grand beauty, that everyone wants to experience it.
"Who could ever be the same after seeing a place like this." This was said to me by a fellow hiker, a stranger, a soul; we didn't know each other, but we both knew we were experiencing a once in a lifetime moment.
Being a short drive from Las Vegas, this park is a great day trip to escape the city or an addition to a western road trip!
Congaree National park is ~27,000 acres of gorgeous old growth bottomland hardwood forest, and is the largest one left of it's kind in southeastern America. This area is so unique due to the forest type, the expansive canopy height, and the river floodplain ecosystem. It is a gift that it still exists, thanks to the protection for the park created in 1976.
Just a quick ~2 hour drive from Seattle is this magical oasis. Olympic National Park is filled with surprises, due to it's constantly evolving scenery found around every corner. From lush green rainforests and cascading mountains, to peaceful beaches and various wildlife; this park definitely gives a well rounded experience. This guide below is separated [...]