Wanderous Whimsy
Finding my Mat – SYF 2016

Finding my Mat – SYF 2016

2016 is going to be quite the year. With our first baby on the way my mind is racing with a million questions, thoughts, dreams, and fears. While I know practicing yoga when pregnant is one of the best ways to keep your body feeling…

20 Destinations From 2015

20 Destinations From 2015

Every year, I like to look back and take stock over travel moments from the year. I have started to find patterns and themes in my various destinations. 2014 was filled with thrill seeking and animals as my friends and I rafted stormy rivers, zipped through cloud…

Four Days in the Floating City

Four Days in the Floating City

Built on a grand total of 118 islands, Venice is one of a kind. There are no cars or roadways, just canals and boats. Its stone palaces seemingly rise out of the water. Its mesmerizing beauty, quaint alleyways, and rich…

5 Favorite Hikes in the Southwest

5 Favorite Hikes in the Southwest

There is something beautiful about working for your scenery. A good hike clears the mind and refreshes the soul. This past year, I have tackled some of the best treks this part of the country has to offer. Take a…

2 Weeks on the West Coast

2 Weeks on the West Coast

Rachael, the Londoner who was drunkenly invited to my wedding after meeting me maybe twice, and then spontaneously agreed to come, recently told me she is going to be returning to the West Coast! This is also the girl we subjected…

Summer Fun in the Alps

Summer Fun in the Alps

When you think of the Alps, you typically imagine blankets of snow, skiing down slopes, eating too much fondue and snuggling up with warm blankets and a cup of hot coco. But wait, a summer holiday in the Alps!? Yes,…

A Decadent Day in Paris

A Decadent Day in Paris

Can you see Paris in a Day? No! Right off the bat, one day in Paris is a tragedy. I highly recommend several days in this chic bustle of a city. However, life is short and choices had to be made. I had…

Sipping Wine and Kissing Giraffes

Sipping Wine and Kissing Giraffes

Everyone in the world knows what Arizona is famous for. That big beautiful gaping hole in the earth that draws the crowds year after year is definitely a sight to see. But what else does this state have to offer? I have started…

Costa Rica vs. Nica – A Snap Shot

Costa Rica vs. Nica – A Snap Shot

Late last year I traveled to Costa Rica with some friends. It was my first trip to Central America and yes I had expectations. We have all heard about the unsurpassed beauty of Costa Rica so it wasn’t too far fetched…

Magic in Aravaipa

Magic in Aravaipa

Just after returning from the Sedona Yoga Festival, I found out that my first Hot Yoga teacher in Arizona, Deborah Joya, was hosting a retreat in Aravaipa Canyon. I had not heard much about this Aravaipa, but my husband the outdoors enthusiast,…

Sedona Yoga Festival

Sedona Yoga Festival

Have you ever considered attending a yoga retreat or yoga festival? I have always thought it would be nice but never made a sincere effort to make something happen. Since I began my yoga practice over 5 years ago, I’ve fantasized about different yoga events that have…

Superstitions

Superstitions

This past weekend, my husband Tom, along with our friend Will, decided to embark on a one night back packing trip in the Superstition Wilderness. After my frenzied New Years and a long weekend traveling all over San Francisco/Bay Area, I had difficulty jumping…

14 Destinations of 2014

14 Destinations of 2014

2014 has been filled with adventures. I hiked all over Arizona, had great weekends in California, went to two fabulous weddings, traveled to the Midwest for the first time, and explored the best of Costa Rica. Its been a good year. Bring…

Woes to Wonders

Woes to Wonders

Deus ex machina (God of the machine) is a term used in film to describe the introduction of a person, thing, or god-like entity who has the ability to suddenly and unexpectedly provide a solution to an unsolvable problem. Basically,…

Less is more, Less is more…

Less is more, Less is more…

Ok! This was the challenge. Fit everything for an 11 day trip to Costa Rica into one simple backpack. Easy enough, right? Not so much…Over the years I have made progress. Each trip I pack a little lighter. But truly, how…

One Year Ago in Angkor

One Year Ago in Angkor

#ThrowbackThursday One year ago today, my husband and I were far, far away, adventuring deep in the Cambodian jungle. We were on our honeymoon and an ultimate journey to explore Angkor, the ancient archaeological remains of the Khmer Empire. One day, I may write a post on…

2 Girls 1 Canyon

2 Girls 1 Canyon

Two days before her arrival, we realized we had no plans – except for the party plans surrounding Halloween night. My crimson haired goddess of a gal pal, Steph, was coming to Arizona for the first time ever and we…

8 Epic Roadside Stops in New Zealand

8 Epic Roadside Stops in New Zealand

For Scenic Sunday I want to introduce some of New Zealand’s spectacular roadside stops. Sure, New Zealand is chock full of adventurous activities for the thrill seekers, but the country also offers soul refreshing scenery that you can enjoy just driving through.…

Great American Beer Festival

Great American Beer Festival

I attended California State University Chico and with that comes a certain respect not only for our local brewery, Sierra Nevada, but for craft beer in general. It’s more than that. I’m not going to lie, Sierra Nevada was essentially…

Yoga Barn? Yes Please

Yoga Barn? Yes Please

One of my favorite places to stay in Thailand is the Lana Thai Villa in Chiang Mai. The guesthouse was originally apart of the Four Seasons Residences resort. However, this specific part of the property is now privately owned and the rooms are rented out at a third of the price…

Snake Wranglin’ in Arizona

Snake Wranglin’ in Arizona

In the dead heat of summer, it feels almost incomprehensible that the desert could sustain any form of life. It’s hard to believe but this Sonoran sun bed is actually teaming with wildlife. Like any other ecosystem, the animals here go hand…

Bumble Proof Guide for Beginning Backpackers

Bumble Proof Guide for Beginning Backpackers

This past Labor Day weekend I ventured to California to reunite with friends and family for a one night backpacking trip in the majestic Sierra National Forest. I like to believe that I can embrace all climates and scenery but after a summer of 115 degrees in…

Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds

First Post – here it goes! This blog has definitely been an adventure in and of itself! Who knew starting a travel blog could be so complicated. Amidst the mind boggling madness of linking this website to instagram, to twitter, to facebook, and back again, I was asked (somewhere along…

The SYF Experience

The SYF Experience

For Festive Friday I wanted to tell you about my experience at Sedona Yoga Festival this past February. Tickets for next year’s festival in March are on sale now through Tuesday, May 5th. You can save $170 on an all access pass!…