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

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 as [...]

12 Experiences and Eco-Friendly Items that Make Perfect Gifts

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

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 Coloradoโ€™s capital city almost any [...]

7 Reasons to Spend Your Birthday Embracing New Experiences over Things

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

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 a [...]

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 [...]

The Ultimate Weekend in San Diego, California

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 California city [...]

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 havenโ€™t explored the lower half of Colorado and was hoping it would [...]

The Ultimate Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina

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 Leisure [...]