When I was 18 years old and fresh out of high school I spent a month in Croatia. My family had taken in a foreign exchange student named Mia Beno at the beginning of the school year and we were inseparable by the time she was ready to go home. So I bought a plane ticket at the same time she did and went home with her. I had been out of the country several times with my family, but this was the first time I flew without them. I spent the first two weeks of the trip with Mia and her family in her home town Velika Gorica, and…
This is my love letter to Wyoming. The land of wild winds and rattlesnakes, snow covered peaks and dusty desert roads, and untouched rocks that sprout like islands from a sea of wild sagebrush. I spent two months over the summer working at the Magee Homestead in Saratoga, Wyoming, and these are my realizations about life after working at a luxury ranch.
Utah is home to many things: sweltering deserts, beautiful National Parks, winding slot canyons, rivers and lakes, epic trails, snow covered peaks, and bustling towns. All of those things and more drew me to the state when I first visited in 2016, but what beckoned me back in 2018 was one thing and one thing only: the climbing. We only had 10 days total for the trip and unfortunate spring showers forced us to make a lot of major changes to our master plan, but we still managed to do a few spectacular climbs in Moab. Here's what we did!
This mini series on the blog is called Florida Spotlight, and it'll highlight amazing places in Florida. Simple enough, right? Last weekend my hometown friends drove up to Tallahassee to celebrate my birthday with me. I wanted to do something that would bring my childhood friends together with my Tallahassee crew, so of course a beach day was in the works. And what better place to have a birthday beach bash than Bald Point State Park?!
April and May have been a whirlwind of activity! I climbed all over the Southeast, ate the best vegan cinnamon rolls ever, found a new passion, made a major lifestyle change, and listed to live music. Here's a lil' life update and a glimpse into my life over the past two months.
In December of 2017 my family and I visited Montreal and Quebec City. We went to so many amazing restaurants and even found vegan food in unexpected places, so I decided it would be worth it to dedicate an entire post to vegan eats in both cities. Enjoy!
Nestled on the border between Arizona and Utah is one of the prettiest places in the Southwest. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is home to iconic views, and is one of the most photographed places on Earth.