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National Parks Nursery

In case you haven’t heard, on August 22nd I gave birth to my little baby boy Theodore. Prior to his arrival, I decorated his nursery to match a passion I hope we will share someday: visiting national parks.  The national parks are where I feel most like myself, most free and most in touch with […]
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Camping Santa Parked His Trailer in Scottsdale

Camping lovers, you’ll be thrilled to know Santa has a vintage trailer and he set up camp at Scottsdale Fashion Square for the holiday season. You can visit camping Santa all the way through Christmas Eve. My 3-month-old Teddy and I got the opportunity to pay him a visit and we now have a photo […]
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6 (More) Things to Try in Pine-Strawberry

Ya’ll know I love Pine-Strawberry and I have six new things for you to put on your bucket list next time you visit. In case you missed my first post, here are the first six recommendations I gave you from a previous trip! Now, this was the first road trip I’ve taken with my baby […]
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How to Dominate Half Dome

As I write this, I am 38 weeks pregnant. I solo hiked Half Dome in Yosemite National Park a little more than a year ago. When I found out I won the Half Dome lottery, I cried tears of joy and said to my sister “I think this is how normal women feel when they […]
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Make the Most of Moab

I am absolutely crazy about Utah. Every time I pay the state a visit I find a new reason to fall in love. My most recent trip to UT included a week in Moab and I had the time of my life. It’s also where my husband and I got engaged! We had 5 main […]
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Camping is for the Girls

One of the most common questions I get is about how to feel comfortable camping as a single female so I want to break down some of the barriers here and help you find ways to feel both secure in your surroundings and confident in your campsite selection. Before I got married, solo adventuring or […]
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Headed for Heaven

Oahu’s Stairway to Heaven is one of the most coveted hikes on the planet. There’s just one little problem; it’s illegal. We’re talking police helicopters, thousand dollar fines and even the potential of getting arrested if you get caught on the stairs. That being said, I am not going to tell you about hiking the […]
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When the Journey Hurts

Let’s plan an adventure. Backpack… check. Sunscreen… check. Tent… check. Sleeping bag… check. Six medications… check. My packing list includes pills. A lot of them. I get a handful of direct messages every day from women suffering with the same disorder I have. They want to know how I could possibly have Interstitial Cystitis and […]
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On the Road with Toyota to Northern Arizona

Is there anything better than getting behind the wheel of an awesome ride and knowing you can steer it wherever you want? I think that’s one of the best feelings in the world. A road trip is a journey to self discovery and adventure. I got to go on an road epic trip through Northern […]
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6 Things to Try in Pine-Strawberry

The heat is on in the Valley and Pine-Strawberry is the perfect escape! Did you know Pine-Strawberry is about TWENTY degrees cooler than Phoenix on a typical summer day? Instead of enduring triple-digit heat, you could be enjoying highs in the 80s and all it takes is about a two-hour drive! My favorite part: unlike […]
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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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