John Muir Trail Packing List

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 [...]

Mantra: I embrace discomfort.

We are always reaching for comfort, for certainty, for safety. It's our instincts to go after what feels "safe" and while this made sense years ago when we were constantly in danger of disease, of the wild, and of death, it is no longer needed. We no longer need to live in this state of [...]

Explore Glacier National Park

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.

Explore the Magic of Kauai

It is so easy to fall in love with a place as magical and breathtaking as this.

24 Hours in Congaree National Park

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. 

Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park – Winter

Check this post out for things to do in the Rocky Mountain National Park, located in Colorado. This is focused on snowy seasons and how to prepare for this type of winter trip!

Petrified Forest National Park & Painted Desert – Things to do

Check out this underrated national park in Arizona!

Explore Colorado in the fall – Aspen, Breckenridge, Leadville

Aspen, Breckenridge, and Leadville - these awesome ski towns are also great to explore in the off season, especially in the fall.  The aspen trees give this area phenomenal color and great weather for hiking, biking, off-roading, and so much more. Check out this blog for tips!

Nature Lovers Guide to Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona This adorable desert town is one of my favorite places I have experienced. As an outdoor adventure lover I was in heaven with all of the options I had for activities.  In this post I have listed a few of my favorite hikes, a phenomenal sunrise spot, some good eats available, and the [...]