Wanderous Whimsy

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…