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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…

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,…

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…

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.…

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…