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Cool Down with a Kayak

You guys know my forever fav outdoor activity is hiking but when you live in Arizona, hiking can be a brutal hobby. Before summer arrived I invested in a kayak to both keep me cool and keep me sane. When I get cooped up inside during the summer I start to get totally bummed! Before […]
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Here with Her: Emiley Stroud

Emiley Stroud is an adventurous mama and military wife. This is her story: For as long as I can remember, I thought about what was next — how hard I was going to have to work to get from here to there and if I could only just make this one thing happen, then I […]
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Escape the Heat with a Night Hike

I recently got the opportunity to collaborate with Chirag Patel for a photoshoot. Chirag takes the kind of photos that prompt you to stop scrolling through Instagram, pause and truly appreciate the talent it took to capture nature so beautifully. Chirag’s specialty is taking mesmerizing night portraits. Check out some of the photos he took […]
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Here with Her: Jackie Blackburn

Meet Jackie Blackburn, founder of She Guides The Way. This is her story of how the outdoors raised her self-esteem, transformed her career and helped her (in her words) drop the “bullshit stories”. Feet grounded, heart open, arms stretched out wide and head tilted back, flowing in the energy of the sunset on the side […]
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Here with Her News!

When I started Here with Her I wasn’t exactly clear on what it could become. I knew I wanted to empower women to get outside and feel the freedom I do in nature. As I moved toward this calling I put my faith in a higher power to guide me. I wrote this prayer: “I […]
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Checking In: The Tavern Hotel

You can get quite cozy in Cottonwood at The Tavern Hotel. I enjoyed this stay so much I am already looking forward to our next visit! Every detail made me feel comfortable from the patio furniture to the luxury shower. This darling boutique hotel is just a 90-minute drive north of Phoenix. The building, just […]
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Hiking up Holbert

If you haven’t seen Phoenix from South Mountain, you’re missing out! Hiking the Holbert Trail on South Mountain will take you to an Arizona treasure known as Dobbins Lookout. The structure on top was built in the 1930’s and it offers an incredible place to relax and enjoy the highest point you can access on […]
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Find Serenity at Saguaro National Park

Just south of Phoenix is a pristine national park covered in a sea of saguaros. It’s a hiker’s paradise with a wide range of trail options. Instead of seeking a strenuous hike like usual, I opted to hike at a slower pace and soak in the serenity. The drive from Phoenix took us two hours. […]
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The Dole Pineapple Plantation!

I think one of the best parts of a Hawaiian getaway is the delicious fruit. I seriously look forward to eating ridiculous amounts of pineapple whenever I head to the islands. There is one thing that’s even better than pineapple fruit and that is pineapple ice cream. If you’ve never had Dole Whip, you’re missing […]
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The Crazy Climb up Koko Head

It will only take you 1,048 steps to get this view. Here’s the catch, those steps are going to be steep. Really steep. Koko Head Crater Trail gives you an 800+ foot elevation gain in less than a mile. A guy on our hike pulled out a level app and measured the grade at 81 […]
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Checking In: Where to stay in Oahu

The Hawaiian Island of Oahu is packed with places to make unforgettable memories. There are different regions of the island that will give you totally different vibes and overall experiences during your stay. I’m going to break down the different places for your vacation but I’ll start with telling you where we stayed and you […]
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