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Travel Resources: How I Plan a Trip

From airfare to accommodation, insurance to inspiration – these are all the travel resources I use when I’m planning a trip abroad. If you’re planning your own adventure of a lifetime, be sure to check out all the websites and apps that I use for my own trips, and if you have any questions about … Continue reading Travel Resources: How I Plan a Trip

The Ultimate Packing List for the Philippines 2020

The first proper solo trip I took abroad was a trek across the Philippines. I don’t know what it is, but for some reason that region encompassed everything I wanted out of a trip – inexpensive, full of adventure, rich in culture, and packed with awesome people. The longest I had ever traveled out of … Continue reading The Ultimate Packing List for the Philippines 2020

We Moved to Boulder, Colorado!

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!

Road Trip Through Southern Colorado 2020

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

The Ultimate Packing List for Guam 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

Inspiring Books I’ve Read in 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

Your Guide to Rock Climbing in Arkansas 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).

50 Amazing Books for Travelers 2020

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

Best Places to Visit in the Philippines 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