This week I was suppose to be down in Palm Springs for work – but my workload at home derailed those plans. Instead I’m playing catch up and getting balls rolling on new projects. And while I’m happy to have the extra time at home, I do miss the chance to escape into Joshua Tree just a small detour from the Palm Desert. Growing up … Continue reading Make a Detour Your Next Destination!
When most people travel to the Lone Star State, I don’t think Coffee is the first thing on their mind – unless it’s me, then its the first thing on your mind at all times! As I planned my trip to Austin, TX I did my homework in advance and I was pleasantly surprised to read about the booming “coffee scene” the Capital of Texas … Continue reading #AustinCoffeeTour
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)
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…
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
Looking back at our trip – my only regret is that we didn’t spend an entire day in the Narrows! In Zion National Park, farthest tip of the canyon from the parks main entrance and it is also the most narrow (hence the name). The Virgin River runs through this narrow canyon which means you’re going to trek through water – which served as a … Continue reading The Narrows, Zion National Park: Day 5
Yosemite National Park is one of the great American treasures everyone needs to experience! Geographically, Yosemite Valley was made sense to kick-start our road trip and adventuring – and it set the bar very high for the rest of the week! Knowing that there is so much to do in the (freaking huge) park I wanted to make sure we got the most of our … Continue reading Yosemite: Day 1
I love to travel (shocker). This love came from my grandfather, who would would take me and my brother on road trips growing up. We would pack up our backpacks for overnights at his house or venture up to Prescott, work his food truck in East Phoenix or even trek cross country to meet family members we had never met before. He was a modern … Continue reading Hit the Road: Adventure Awaits!
There's not a series on Netflix, Awards Show, Social Media Post or Tweet that is as impacting or memorable as seeing the marvels of Mother Nature in real life! I grew up camping, exploring and adventuring in my backyard and the "great outdoors" if opportunists arose. But as an adult there seem to be fewer opportunities between the the rush of everyday and the responsibilities … Continue reading Go play in the (National) Park!