Desert Botanical Gardens

Arizona never struck me as a beautiful destination, that is, until I got there. I booked my trip for late February (I wasn't ready for Arizona summer heat) and it was perfect timing. I left behind ten degree weather and a foot of snow in the Rocky Mountains for the...

Saint Mary’s Glacier

My goal since moving to Denver is to do one outdoor activity a week. Since I work and take classes during the week, this is mostly relegated to weekend adventures. This past Sunday my brother, sister-in-law, and I went hiking at Saint Mary's Glacier in Idaho Springs,...

Elk Neck Creek Camping

Camping is hands down one of my favorite activities. Especially when the air starts to crisp and call for a fire at night. Two weekends ago I headed down to Elk Neck, Maryland with friends to spend the weekend away in the woods. I always walk away from camping feeling...

6 Affordable Philadelphia Airbnbs

I may be biased, but Philadelphia has a lot to offer. From the food and beer scene to the historic sites and museums, there's no shortage of things to do! Philadelphia is a very neighborhood-centric city. Each part has its own charm to offer. So if you're planning a...

Colorado Mountain Views

Hello again! As you know, I spent the past month in Colorado visiting my family for the holidays. I imagined I would have more time on my hands to finish posts I had started and to finally get cracking on some ideas I had been holding onto. But that month turned into...

12 Airstream Instagramers

“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city.” Robert Payne Life on the road...sounds idyllic right? These Instagramers sure make it look so. For a while I've fantasized about life in a tiny home. But...

Hickory Run State Park Camping

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby To me, camping in the fall is much more enjoyable than camping in the summer. You don't have to deal with mosquitos, humidity, or high temperatures. The warmth of the...

National Park Bucket List

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. Heard this quote before? I know, it's all over the internet. Penned by John Muir in the 1880's, it still speaks to so many people today including myself. A beautiful thing about America is that you don't...

On The Washington Coast

Last vacation of the year, and it was a good one. Family vacations can sometimes be a challenge, but I'm thankful we continue to come together year after year, because our family, our relationships are worth fighting* for. *Sometimes literally ;P

One Woman Getaway

Sometimes a gal's just gotta getaway. Every so often I get the urge to get out of town, away from the city, to be surrounded by nature. I started saving homes on Airbnb that are perfect for a one woman get away. Small in size, budget friendly, all I need for a quick...