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… Continue Reading “Trepidations of a College Senior -Secrets of Preparing for the Real World”
I received a gift today. It was a book. And as I begin packing my bag for my next adventure, I can’t help but make sure it makes it into the pile.
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.
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… Continue Reading “Joshua Tree National Park: The 8 Step Itinerary for the Last Second Traveler”
As serious car camping rooks, we made a lot of mistakes. But we did do something right this trip. We grabbed the 3.3 lbs. twin sized GoRumpl Puffy Blanket. And it was awesome.
With spring skiing right around the corner, I was on the hunt for the last of the untouched winter pow. And with boasts of the “Most Snow in Colorado,” you best believe the first place I looked was Wolf Creek Ski Area
They had 40+ years of experience with relationships, school, family, love, adversity, work, careers, conflict and LIFE and…a kid that really wasn’t interested.
You’re fluctuating between midnight “WTF-am-I-doing-with-my-life” panics and semi-sarcastic “Can-I-blog-for-a-living?” reflections over your morning tea. And sometimes, inevitably, you find yourself in an entirely different hemisphere than the one you love.
We’ve traveled thousands of miles and hiked hundreds more. It’s been hot, cold, windy, wet, dry and everything in between. We’ve faced bears in the backcountry, lost trails, slept in rental cars and tented in downpours. We’ve missed flights, skipped meals and faced 20 hour travel days. Adventure has not always meant vacation.
You’ve crunched the numbers. Living in vacationland is unstable, unsafe. The “25 places to go before you die” article doubles as the “25 most expensive places to live.” The cost of living in top vacation spots is gouging, sometimes 30% higher than the national average.