I am so so guilty of getting caught up in my expectations. I get an image in my mind of what my life "should" look like, of what I "should" be doing, what my bank account "should" have in it. Then I get upset, disappointed, or frustrated when these expectations aren't met. When I reflect [...]
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.
Am I hardwired to believe that loving money means I don't love other things as well? That loving and wanting money means I'm not a good and kind person? That I'm selfish and greedy? Because none of that makes sense when you really think about it.
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.
The North Cascades National Park is 93% wilderness... It is honestly hard to imagine in today's world, a place that is 93% wild, natural, rugged, and just freaking gorgeous. Check out this post to see why YOU need to visit this park.
"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.