Hiking

6 Hiking and Gear Tips for Petite Hikers

Check out my backpacking gear recommendations and hiking tips for petite hikers and short backpackers!

Jumping in Australia
Travel, travel tips

6 Tips on Planning a Last-Minute Trip

My life of travel has not been very organized ever since we started flying standby. However, this truly makes for spontaneous trips! Plenty of our trips over the past three years have been planned simply the day or even night before departure because flying standby is always such a gamble. Learn more about my adventures… Continue reading 6 Tips on Planning a Last-Minute Trip

Travel, travel tips

7 Items I Never Leave on a Trip Without

During my many different travels, I've dealt with my fair share of trips where I've forgotten some seriously important and not-so-important stuff. I'm not going to lie you to you; I still forget stuff. However, I've come to realize that I do bring some of the same items with me, no matter if I'm going… Continue reading 7 Items I Never Leave on a Trip Without

Destinations, Travel

A Visit to the Eiffel Tower

If you don't know, today is the day the Eiffel Tower opened to the public 126 long years ago. I visited Paris, France during the summer of 2014 and, like every tourist, seeing the Eiffel Tower was on my "to do" list. In celebration of this incredible monument, here is my experience of the Eiffel Tower.  With packs… Continue reading A Visit to the Eiffel Tower

Hiking

One Year Later: Happy Trail-versary A-O, River!

"Did you do the whole thing?" I had heard as Ryan and I shared a step on the crowded escalator in the Denver airport just last week. "Whhhaaa.. OH, yeah. We did, actually." I replied behind me to a curious stranger, finally making the connection to his interest from my 2,000 Miler patch sewn on… Continue reading One Year Later: Happy Trail-versary A-O, River!