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Set Your Annual Travel Goals + My 2022 Goals!

Quote: “The journey is my home” Muriel Rukeyser Somehow we are already one month into 2022!? What the heck! While most people have already broken or forgotten about their new year’s resolutions, I haven’t forgotten about my annual bucket list and goals! I prefer to take items off my larger bucket list and prioritize a […]

10 Tips to Fully Embrace Winter

“Winter is coming” Game of Thrones This past winter, many people all across the United States have experienced record-breaking temperatures enhanced by climate change – many people are experiencing true winter weather! For the longest time, I avoided colder and winter destinations until the past few years where I learned how to fully embrace winter and […]

5 Travel Documents to Check for Updates Each Year

Travel! Before you run out of time… Anonymous At the beginning of a year many people often set new year’s resolutions and set new goals, but when it comes to travel there are a few things to make sure you keep updated prior to your future travels! While many of us may not be travelling […]

How to visit USA National Parks for FREE + Annual Passes 101

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.“ John Muir The National Park System manages over 85 million acres of land, which includes 62 national parks (as of January 2021)! In recent years they have added a few national parks, giving them the promotion from national monument to national park, such […]

12 Experiences and Eco-Friendly Items that Make Perfect Gifts

“Life is a collection of moments” For the past few years, I have prioritized the motto “experiences over things” and try to live this out as much as possible. While we will inevitably have to purchase tangible things or items that aid in our experiences, life is made up of the small and big moments […]

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 […]