As of Saturday, October 17th, my boyfriend Chad and I became official residents of the beautiful state of Colorado! Our decision to leave our homes in Northwest Arkansas came as a bit of a shock to our friends and families – well, perhaps not the biggest shock to my loved ones given that I’m known … Continue reading We Moved to Boulder, Colorado!
Earlier this year in August my partner Chad and I were fortunate enough to take an impromptu, 8-day camping trip through southern Colorado where we got to camp, hike our first 14er, mountain bike, and drink way too much craft beer. Now, I’ve been coming to Colorado for years, given that my mom grew up … Continue reading Road Trip Through Southern Colorado 2020
One of the first proper solo trips I took abroad was a 2-week stint Guam. I didn't have a lot of expectations for the small island in the middle of the Pacific, but by the end of the 2 weeks I was completely enamored with the island and its residents. Aside from being a tad … Continue reading The Ultimate Packing List for Guam 2020
While 2020 was a tough year for my physically (many of my domestic and international trips got cancelled in light of COVID, I dislocated my shoulder twice which meant no rock climbing, all my bike races got cancelled, etc.) there is one silver lining that I’ve really come to appreciate. More time in my home, … Continue reading Inspiring Books I’ve Read in 2020
Once you dig deep into the variety of rock climbing that can be found in Northwest Arkansas, you’ll quickly realize the sandstone crags and boulders are nothing to sleep on. Hell, even Chris Sharma realized this when he established professional-grade lines like Witness the Fitness (V14) and Paying the Rent (5.14a).
Words to Inspire and Encourage You onto Adventure Many people - myself included - will swear that traveling is the best time to crush some books. Whether we're trapped on a 12-hour plane ride, are spending the entire day on a train, or find ourselves in a hostel with less than useful WiFi, reading is … Continue reading 50 Amazing Books for Travelers 2020
Compared to the many countries of Southeast Asia, the Philippines stand out for several reasons. For one, the seven thousand islands are full of a rich culture and a complex history. Secondly, the Philippines are home to some of the kindest and most unique people you’ll come across. Not to mention, this gem that’s spread … Continue reading Best Places to Visit in the Philippines 2020
Given its geographic diversity, varied terrain, and natural beauty, the United States is one of the best countries to rock climb in. Not only does the US offer rock that’s ideal for all types of climbing, but its rock climbing can be found across all parts of the country. Between the sandstone, granite, and basalt … Continue reading Best Places to Rock Climb in the US
Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday, or an anniversary, gift shopping is stressful, and most of us spend quite a bit of time scratching our heads trying to figure out what to get for our loved one. So, let me ask you a question: is that loved one in your life obsessed with rock climbing? Do … Continue reading The Ultimate List of Gift Ideas for Rock Climbers 2020
Siem Reap is best known for being the home of the world-famous Angkor Wat temple, but the city doesn't stop and end at this amazing temple complex. There are countless of fun activities and attractions to keep you busy during your visit. That's why I've put together this extensive list of my favorite things to … Continue reading 25 Things To Do in Siem Reap 2020