How Can I Be More Authentic?

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 [...]

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.

Touring Iceland – Campervan Style

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.

Explore the Magic of Kauai

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

Guide to Yosemite National Park

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. 

Top 5 Hikes in the Valley of Fire State Park

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!

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 Olympic National Park

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 [...]

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!