Appreciating Earth – Today and Everyday (especially on Earth Day)

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)

I love Street Art & Free Expression

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

Santa Clause then Santa Cruz

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

Diving Deep (Ellum) into Dallas!

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!

Valley of Fire State Park: Day 7

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