Nature Libations – 5 tips and tricks for packing the best backcountry booze

There are few things greater in life than a backcountry success story. Whether you just finished a harrowing day of whitewater, finally sent that longstanding 5.10 in the canyon, or summited your most recent bucket list peak, you probably deserve a drink. Granted, the  deeper you are in the wilderness, the more difficult that may be to achieve. … More Nature Libations – 5 tips and tricks for packing the best backcountry booze

Stop Politicizing my Planet! A Conservative Woman’s Environmental Concerns

Tuesday evening, I sat in the living room with my parents, glued to Fox News as our nation’s votes were tallied. For hours, we watched the back and forth tug-of-war between key swing states like Florida and Pennsylvania. Trump…Clinton…Trump…Clinton. At 8:30 PM, like the lightweight that I am, I went to bed. I couldn’t take it … More Stop Politicizing my Planet! A Conservative Woman’s Environmental Concerns

The State of our Nation – The One Thing Every National Park Goer Needs to Know

Within our national parks is preserved the entirety of not only our young nation’s history, but the history of this land. From national seashores and scenic trails to memorials and military parks and even the White House, the territory under the National Park Service’s authority is incredibly unique and varied. … More The State of our Nation – The One Thing Every National Park Goer Needs to Know

Trepidations of a College Senior -Secrets of Preparing for the Real World

I spent my first 3 years of college in a career limbo. As a Communication student, I enjoyed a lengthy, comfortable spell of indecisiveness. I worked as an event planner, social media marketer, academic researcher, outreach advocate, a desk receptionist, and I even got a certificate in teaching yoga therapy. I didn’t climb any ladders … More Trepidations of a College Senior -Secrets of Preparing for the Real World

Will your Relationship survive the Backcountry? 7 Days and 7 Questions to ask yourself on the Trail

So after we met, we fled for the backcountry, holding hands and swinging trekking poles…because diving into the backcountry is one of the fastest ways to genuinely know if it’s real. … More Will your Relationship survive the Backcountry? 7 Days and 7 Questions to ask yourself on the Trail

Joshua Tree National Park: The 8 Step Itinerary for the Last Second Traveler

Wanderlust is a chronic condition that plagues roughly 99.9% of young adults. Granted, I’m making that statistic up, but it’s probably something like that. The urgent and desperate need to be somewhere you’re not is real, and at least once in your life, you are obligated to do just that! So let’s say, hypothetically, you woke up at … More Joshua Tree National Park: The 8 Step Itinerary for the Last Second Traveler