We live in the beautiful state of California – where we have gorgeous beaches, spectacular mountains, rolling hills and more outdoor adventures than you can count. But none of that actually counts, unless you take advantage of it! It’s hard to find time to be adventurous and take time to disconnect – but it’s not impossible with strategic planning and sticking to tight schedules. In … Continue reading Appreciating Earth – Today and Everyday (especially on Earth Day)
Sometimes you just need to take a moment to yourself to think about everything going on in your life… and search through an album of old photos till you find a picture of yourself thinking so you can express it to the universe. And in the words of the brilliant Mr. Bueller… “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in … Continue reading Life moves pretty fast…
Another weekend has come and gone – and shockingly enough, I was out of town for another event… But as I always try to tell my staff and those I care about, you always have to find time for yourself – and on this 48 hour trip in and out of Phoenix I did just that! Flying into Sky-harbor International Airport (a trip that is … Continue reading Valley of the Sun – and Street Art!
The one thing that always draws me in when it comes to Southern California is the Ocean…. Yeah, Disney is great and all but there is nothing as refreshing and more connected to Mother Nature than the fresh ocean water. I’m finding my way in Northern California and I’m starting to find my go to swim spots. But if I get the chance to get … Continue reading Just Keep Swimming…
I started my college career at North Carolina State University (Go Pack). One of my favorite things about the campus was a small tunnel connecting the residence halls to the classroom buildings called the “Free Expression Tunnel.” This tunnel was NC State’s solution to graffiti. They designated a set location where spray painting was allowed (think of it like a smoking zone – but instead … Continue reading I love Street Art & Free Expression
Don’t get me wrong, I love the Holiday Season – but today I needed to replace peppermint and pine scents with the fresh outdoors and turn down the Christmas music to hear the soundtrack of the oceans crashing against the shore. Living in San Jose puts us at the base of the Santa Cruz mountains and just minutes from the California Coast! This year I … Continue reading Santa Clause then Santa Cruz
Not all of my travels land me on mountain tops, deep into canyons or underwater. Some of my more domestic travel bring me to new cities which can be equally as exciting – without needing a packing list (or icy hot). I frequent Dallas Love Field airport multiple times a year – and I’m no stranger to Dallas Forth Worth International Airport either… But earlier … Continue reading Diving Deep (Ellum) into Dallas!
Just an hour out of Las Vegas is a State Park packed with climbing opportunities, Flintstone character and historical gold mines! I strongly suggest visiting Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada if you have an afternoon to kill while visiting or passing through Las Vegas! This small park had a ton of character and the more I research about it after our visit, the … Continue reading Valley of Fire State Park: Day 7
Three days in Zion National Park aren’t enough.. I loved every minute we spent in the park and will be counting down the days till I return. I got an amazing first time Zion experience and I am excited return in the near future – to give a few more of the sights and sounds more love and attention! On our third day in Zion … Continue reading Emerald Pools, Zion National Park: Day 6