Visiting Yosemite in November: A Hidden Gem

the dawn wall from Yosemite national park

If you’ve ever Google searched or read about Yosemite National Park, you’ll know that two of the biggest, and most visited, landmarks are El Capitan and Half Dome. (If not, you know now!) On average, 4.5 million people flock to the park every year to catch a glimpse of these natural wonders. But what about […]

On Travel + Life: How Do You Know If You’ve Found Home?

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Four-lettered words are some of the most complicated: love, hate, pain, hope, home. If you ask a person to define them, there will never be one correct, all-encompassing answer. I love both my family and my dog, my best friends and sunrises, ice cream and freediving. Do I love them all the same way? Of […]

7 Ways to Spend 7 Days in Cyprus

As fall starts to settle in and winter looms on the horizon, many of us are already plotting an escape to a sunny paradise ‘far, far away.’ Look no farther than Cyprus, a half-Greek, half-Turkish island that is full of all the relaxation and Vitamin D you need. Escape the chilly winter blues with a […]

A Summer Weekend in Cornwall

I never thought that England could be a place for water activities, but boy was I wrong. With a wetsuit handy, or some courage of steel, Cornwall has loads to offer. This past weekend was spent surfing, paddleboarding, and camping. Not to mention, eating of course! Two days isn’t nearly enough to see everything that […]

Camping Glacier National Park: One Site, Nine People, and Huckleberry Jam

Doe-eyed, like the animals we were hoping to see, we ogled at the park ranger in front of us. “There’s only one campsite available tonight,” she said to a line of four cars. It was 7:30 in the morning and most of us had dragged ourselves from the warmth of our sleeping bags 3 hours […]

Is Yellowstone Really Worth the Hype?

The short answer: yes. But certainly not without my hesitations. I had heard from many people just how spectacular Yellowstone National Park is. There’s Old Faithful, geysers galore, and heaps of wildlife like buffalo and even wolves. It sounded to me like something out of a Wild West movie. 

4 Reasons You Can’t Miss the Grand Tetons

We rounded the bend at the Grand Tetons, our loss for words quickly replaced by squeals and shouts of joy. It was early. We had the roads and mountains to ourselves and it felt like we had traversed hundreds of years back in time. From the east coast we had pushed beyond the bustling big […]

Beauty of the Black Hills

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I can see why Emerson retreated to Canterbury and John Muir ached to share the beauty of nature through words. Its effects are profoundly healing and internally blissful. As the world continues its never-ending gravitational spin and New York City is still sleepless, I find myself in a place of comparable movement but differing character.

Best of Badlands National Park

One of the places nearly impossible to describe with black and white words alone, the Badlands most closely resemble a desert scene out of Star Wars: starkly shaped rock formations raggedly pointed from the wind and crevices carved from running water. With only two nights in this space-like stratosphere during our cross country road trip, […]

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