I turn twenty-three years old next month and for the first time in my life, I’m not actually excited. Not only will Taylor Swift no longer sing for me, but Blink 182 sends constant reminders that “nobody likes you when you’re 23.” Oh. For three years, my social media feed has been flooded with engagement,Continue reading “Don’t get married young…or do. I’m not your mom”
As a backpacking gear tester and outdoor writer, I often get to experience and play with some rad products and tools. Each month brings new surprises, so I’d like to take time every thirty days to share and discuss some of my favorites…because let’s be real: As minimalistic as we all aim to be, we can’t help butContinue reading “My Favorite Things – January 2018”
I graduated from Texas A&M University one year ago yesterday with a Bachelors degree in Communication. Since then, I’ve worked for a national nonprofit, moved states, started a business, traveled across the country and backpacked some of our nation’s most unreal places. I’ve talked to a lot of people, from journalists to business owners, authors,Continue reading “18 Things I wish I knew when I graduated college”
“I think your dog has an issue.” our dinner guest observes, pointing uncertainly towards the little white fluff ball dragging his bum across the carpet. “Oh, gaw. MAX. No!” The fluff ball stops, mid-scoot, hind legs up in the air and blinks at us. With very few teeth to his name, his pink tongue sticksContinue reading “Life Lessons learned from a pocket-sized adventure pup”
In the spirit of fall and feeling thankful, I’ve compiled a full alphabet of my favorite things…
Last weekend, at 2:30 AM, I thought I was about to die. But it wasn’t for something very exciting, noble or interesting. In fact, it was for something pretty dumb.
Whaaaaaat? You say. Please, a bunch of dirtbags in the woods have no business on a culinary art show like…Yeah, yeah. I get it. But let me break it down for you.
I’ve always believed that a backpacking trip is the best way to get to know somebody. You see them at their smelliest, grossest, hungriest, crankiest, and most real. You get the chance to experience pure joy through their eyes, true fear, exhaustion, simple raw emotions. Its freakin’ great. That’s why this list is so relatable.Continue reading “20 thoughts you’ve definitely had while backcountry camping”
I quit my job to have dirty feet…
Punchbowl Falls is no secret, though I wish it was. It is a popular enough attraction for both tourists and locals, especially in the summer months. The best part? The pools are totally swimmable. Well, sort of.