My experience working and living in National Parks

I don’t have all the money in the world to travel, actually I have no money to travel. So, I got a job in the National Parks to sustain myself so I can work, still make money, and see what I’ve always wanted to see. […]

How to quickly convert Kilometers to Miles; Celsius to Fahrenheit; and Meters to Feet

If you are like me, and from the US, traveling to pretty much anywhere is a challenge right from the start with using the Metric System. It’s so foreign to us and it seems so complicated at the beginning. […]

By | 2017-08-05T18:53:09+00:00 August 5th, 2017|All Blog Entries, Prepare for Your Adventure, Resources|0 Comments

Everything you Need to Know about Thru-Hiking the Arizona Trail

In February of 2017, I decided to hike the AZT on a whim. The trail is an 803 mile trail running North and South from the borders of Mexico to Utah. I gave myself not even two weeks to prepare for this trip. It turned out great, but depending on how thorough you want to [...]

Backpacking internationally vs. Backpacking in the Wilderness

Until I experienced both kinds of backpacking for myself, I didn’t realize how completely different these two are, and yet we use the exact same word. When someone says their doing a backpacking trip around the world, it generally means this person is going to be living out of hostels, hotels, air b&b’s and/or out [...]

By | 2017-07-31T00:49:09+00:00 April 30th, 2017|All Blog Entries, Equipment, Prepare for Your Adventure|1 Comment

Tips and Tricks in getting around Central America

I spent three months backpacking through Central America. I have got to admit, I knew almost nothing about Central America before I did this trip. I knew there was the Panama Canal, Costa Rica, and that was pretty much it.  I was oblivious to what was down there and the only thing that came to mind [...]

Of all the trails I hiked out West, these are my favorites!!!!

I hiked sooooo many trails out West and I loved every one of them for their own individual reasons. I won’t even say every state is different because even in every state, most of them have different climates in them! The West has so much diversity and it is unbelievable. I think some of us [...]

By | 2017-07-31T01:44:00+00:00 September 21st, 2016|All Blog Entries, National Parks, Prepare for Your Adventure|0 Comments

Things I Learned After Traveling Solo

Traveling solo was one of the best things that I have ever done, and I am not done yet. Just taking a break right now to visit family. I was scared and lonely, but I also never felt more alive and free! […]

By | 2017-07-31T01:55:34+00:00 September 17th, 2016|All Blog Entries, Fears + Motivation, Prepare for Your Adventure|5 Comments

I quit my job, packed my car and left!

I lived a normal life just like most people in the world. I commuted to work, got stuck in traffic, had the “same shit, different day” feel, and worked the 8-4 Monday through Friday job. I also hated it! I felt stuck, angry, depressed, had anxiety and was filled with boredom. So I left!  [...]

2nd Tallest Railroad Bridge in America- Washington

Vance Creek Railroad Bridge is the second tallest railroad bridge ever created in America. It has become unsafe and is not used currently. It is illegal to hike this railroad bridge but is not regularly enforced. This destination is not marked with signs at all, which makes it complicated to find. I don’t think they [...]

By | 2016-08-27T16:57:28+00:00 August 1st, 2016|All Blog Entries, Fears + Motivation, Washington|0 Comments

See Seals in their natural habitat, for FREE!!!!!

There is a seal sanctuary right off the coast of California, right off highway 1. It is north of Hearst Castle, pretty much directly in-between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is called Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery. There are so many seals molting/resting/mating/giving birth right in front of your eyes! Obviously not all at [...]

By | 2016-06-26T21:20:17+00:00 June 26th, 2016|All Blog Entries, California, Wildlife - what to do|0 Comments