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

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 make [...]

10 Must Do Activities in the Denver, Colorado Area during the Fall with Briggs and Riley

10 Must Do Activities in the Denver, Colorado Area during the Fall with Briggs and Riley

"Nature is not a place to visit, it is home"Gary Snyder Denver, Colorado is the Mile High city with an elevation of 5,280 feet and is home to endless outdoor adventures, several popular sports teams, and one of the most famous outdoor concert venues in the world!  You can visit Colorado’s capital city almost any [...]

The Ultimate Extended Weekend in Portland, Oregon

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 [...]

5 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Colorado in the Fall

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 every [...]

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

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 [...]

Let’s Treat Every Day like Earth Day

Let’s Treat Every Day like Earth Day

"Every day is Earth Day" My hippie heart loves taking care of, celebrating and exploring this insanely beautiful planet. From Pinterest to Instagram, you’ve probably seen some crazy landscapes and you can bet most of those are on my endless travel bucket list. Sadly, many of these places are being worn down by us humans... [...]