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Hiking My First 14er in Colorado: Packing Guide and Essential Tips

“The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters” Conrad Anker This September I crossed off another bucket list item of hiking a 14er in Colorado! A 14er is a mountain that is over 14,000 feet and Colorado has 58 of these giant mountains! The impacts of being at this elevation […]

7 Reasons to Spend Your Birthday Embracing New Experiences over Things

“Travel is the only thing that makes your richer” Experiences over things. A motto I try to live my life by as much as possible. For several years I have asked for experiences or money to pay for experiences for my birthday and holidays. I have gained a strong love and appreciation for the experiences […]

The Ultimate Weekend in Los Angeles, California

“Here’s to the ones who dream” La La Land One summer, I was lucky to be on a project for work in the lovely California. I had the opportunity to stay the weekend to explore LA rather than going home, so naturally I did! I highly recommend taking advantage of any work trips and extending […]

The Ultimate Extended Weekend in Portland, Oregon

“So much of who we are is where we have been” It’s time for another adventure in a state I have never been to before, OREGON! This marked my thirty-fourth state and another solo adventure. Oregon and Alaska are the two states that have been super high on the list that I haven’t explored yet […]

The Ultimate Weekend in San Diego, California

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss Hello there! This weekend adventure takes place in the lovely San Diego, California. There are a variety of activities to do in this […]

5 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Colorado in the Fall

“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn” Elizabeth Lawrence Growing up in Texas, I never really experienced a true fall of cooler evening temperatures and watching the leaves change during the proper autumn months. This year, I got an Airbnb for a month beginning in mid-September to embrace all things fall […]

17 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Aruba

“Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take ya” The Beach Boys In 2019 I visited the famous “One Happy Island” with my mom for our annual girls trip and  while I am definitely a mountain gal, so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this diverse little happy island of Aruba! From a mother daughter […]

9 Reasons You Should Travel with Your Mom

“In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.” – Charles M. Schulz Every fall for the past three years, my mother and I have been fortunate enough to take time to go on a girls trip together! While COVID postponed both our Plan A and Plan B trip options, we are […]

Colorado Road Trip during COVID-19, featuring 3 National Parks

“The mountains are calling and I must go” In July, I went on my first trip since the global pandemic began and it felt incredible to get out of the house and spend time in nature again! I choose this route because I haven’t explored the lower half of Colorado and was hoping it would […]

The Ultimate Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina

“Will you do something for me, please? Just picture your life for me 30 years from now, 40 years from now. What’s it look like?” – The Notebook Charleston, South Carolina had been on my list for quite some time now. Rated as one of the top cities in the world and by Travel and […]

Reduce your plastic usage to be more sustainable at home and on vacation

12 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Usage on Vacation and at Home

“Our oceans should be full of water, not plastic” While #plasticfreeJuly may be over, I hope we all can continue to find ways to reduce our plastic consumption all year long! I’ve rounded up 12 ways you can reduce your plastic usage both on your next vacation and at home. As someone who loves exploring […]

7 Memorable Bucket List Road Trips in the USA

Are we there yet?? Are we back to normal? Not quite.. Are we about to embrace the heck out of the great american road trip lifestyle this year, you bet! As we continue to navigate the new normal, many of us are eager to get back on the road and simply get out of the […]

Local Adventures in Austin, Texas with Briggs and Riley

As many travelers begin to venture out post quarantine, many are starting with local adventures within driving distance of their home base. I recently partnered with Briggs & Riley to share some of my favorite local adventures and good eats in Austin, Texas. You can check out the full blog on their website! I had […]

8 Tips to Maximize Your Vacation Days

“Don’t live to work, Work to live“ Do you feel restricted by your day job working 40+ hours a week, with limited vacation days, and the pressure to not take time off? Do you have a bucket list with more places than time to take them? If this previous statement applies to you, keep reading […]