• Utah's National Parks // Forest Tourist
    Outdoors,  Travel

    Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks

    Utah's Mighty 5 National Parks are Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands. Each National Park is full of awe-inspiring views, adventurous hikes, and incredible rock formations. This is my comprehensive guide for experiencing the most of each park.

  • Montreal and Quebec City Travel Guide // Forest Tourist

    Winter in Montreal and Quebec City // Travel Guide

    Montreal and Quebec City are two vibrant and lively cities in the heart of the Quebec province of Canada that are worth visiting. Both cities have a lot to offer, from museums to shopping to outdoor attractions, and are easy to navigate and explore. Here is my ultimate guide on how to survive winter in Montreal and Quebec City, with some tips and tricks for how to have fun while staying warm! Despite being a native Floridian, I’m pretty familiar with being cold; I’ve gone skiing in North Carolina, walked on a glacier in Alaska, and traveled to the UK last winter. That being said, traveling to Canada this December…

  • Vegan Potato Soup // Forest Tourist

    Vegan Potato Soup

    Guys. You have GOT to try this recipe. This right here is the secret to making the world’s greatest baked potato soup. It’s full of hearty veggies, is thick and creamy, and is 100% plant-based! When you want to get warm and cozy, or cook an amazingly easy meal that is guaranteed to impress your friends, then whip up a pot of this potato soup and you’re good to go. I like to include vegan cheese and Italian sausage in this recipe when I’m feeling indulgent, but I typically try to avoid faux animal products. Also, this recipe is perfect for sharing with two or three friends or even eating…

  • Indoor Plant Guide // Forest Tourist

    Indoor Plants for Beginners!

    Houseplants are the perfect way to add color, energy, and texture to your living environment. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you keep your plants happy and indoor jungle thriving! Take it from me, keeping plants alive can sometimes be a struggle. I for one love having plants in my room (I have eight total!) but I understand that not everyone has a green thumb. So I made a list of seven plants that are super easy to keep alive and thriving. Enjoy! The peace lily is my all time favorite houseplant, and was the very first plant I ever owned! I’ve had the one in my room…

  • Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoorists // Forest Tourist
    Gear Reviews

    Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoorists

    It’s that time of year again! The most wonderful time of year! Oh yeah, I’m talking about Christmas time. For me there is nothing better than seeing the look on someone’s face when they open the perfect present. I absolutely love shopping for my friends and family but it isn’t always easy to know what to buy. If you’re unsure what to get the nature-lover on your list then I’m here to help you out! Here’s my holiday gift guide for 2017 with ideas for the outdoorsy people in your life. Enjoy! Everyone loves stocking stuffers. There’s just something about those practical, portable, I-was-thinking-of-buying-that-for-myself presents that really spread holiday cheer.…