Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is looming over the horizon. It’s easy to focus on the deals that large corporations tempt us with today, on Black Friday, but I’m here to convince you to hold onto your precious dollar and spend it where it really counts: supporting small businesses. Small Business Saturday is a movement that encourages people to shop local on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Spending money locally is a great way to support artists and creators while keeping money within your community. Here are some local small business that I love, and that I think you’ll love too!
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…
Its time to revive your bathroom routine with some simple and easy zero-waste swaps. Here are some of my favorite plastic-free picks for bathing, body, and beauty!
From a normal girl who loves pasta to a vegan to a... what am I now? Who really knows anymore. I'm going to talk a lot about my journey with food, but this post isn't just about me. It's about why we eat the things that we eat and how we can learn and grow from one another. I hope this inspires you to make changes in your own life or strengthens your personal beliefs and encourages you to stick to them.
Today I'd like to talk about a subject that is near and dear to my heart: garbage. More specifically the amount of trash generated by individuals everyday and how we can reduce (if not completely eradicate) what I like to call our "trash footprint."
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!