The Yoga Culture: 7 Simple Truths of My Very First Yoga Retreat..

The Yoga Culture:  7 Simple Truths of My Very First  Yoga Retreat..

A lot of questions pop up when signing up for a yoga retreat. Which is totally understandable! It’s a big step-and usually involves traveling across the world. Here is why I am a huge advocate for joining yoga retreats and some experiences that I took away from my very first retreat and trip out of the country. Just go for it!

Snow in the PNW: Hiking to Lake Serene and Mount Storm King with Instagram Friends

Snow in the PNW: Hiking to Lake Serene and Mount Storm King with Instagram Friends

Snow always seems to grace us here in the PNW in February. Last week I was a busy girl hiking to Lake 22, Lake Serene, and Mount Storm King. So here’s a quick little post catching up on all my adventures around here in Washington since I moved back from Portland. Have a day without rain in the forecast? These hikes are great to dayhike, even in the winter!

The Yoga Culture: Should You Plan a Trip to Nusa Penida? Spontaneous vs. Planned

The Yoga Culture: Should You Plan a Trip to Nusa Penida? Spontaneous vs. Planned

Sometimes travel really does need planning ahead of time and putting in a little bit of extra time researching your destinations to make the memorable adventures seem as seamless, safe, and dreamlike as they really are. Here are some tips when planning a trip to Nusa Penida, including the Kelingling Beach hike and most importantly… HELMETS!

Adventure Movies to Get You Outside and Inspired

Adventure Movies to Get You Outside and Inspired

Looking for a perfect date night adventure movie? When I am not able to get outdoors, or stuck inside with a cold, I try to find something to watch that will keep my wanderlust and inspiration alive. Here are some of my favorite movies to watch cuddled up at home while you are waiting for your next adventure!

Maria’s Go-To Healthy Spots to Eat on the North Shore: Food Truck Central

Maria’s Go-To Healthy Spots to Eat on the North Shore: Food Truck Central

Here are three of the best healthy spots to eat on the North Shore. Food trucks, coconut bullet coffee, papaya bowls, açaí bowls, and more! The Sunrise Shack is seriously incredible. All of the fruit and food there is super fresh and mostly everything is vegan—makes for a happy girl. Haliewa Bowls is an Acai Wonderland. It’s hard to decide when you get there what you want to try, but know this: everything is tasty!

You Had Me at Sunrise, Oahu: Lanikai Pillbox Hike

You Had Me at Sunrise, Oahu: Lanikai Pillbox Hike

Sunrise Destination? Lanikai Pillbox Hike. Living close to Wahiawa, we had a short travel distance towards Kailua, which is only about a 35-minute drive in the morning if you can beat the traffic. Sunrise hikes are always worth the sleepy eyes and grumpiness for the first 10 minutes of the day, I swear.

Bend Roadtrip: Broken Top Crater and Smith Rock State Park

Bend Roadtrip: Broken Top Crater and Smith Rock State Park

We took a road trip from Portland to Bend to explore, brunch, climb some mountains, and finally explore Smith Rock State Park. We hiked Broken Top Crater to No Name Lake, be warned this road is definitely an adventure of it’s own. 4x4 vehicle is RECOMMENDED!

Trekking to Everest Base Camp: Guide To Get YOU There and Pharmacy Must-Haves!

Trekking to Everest Base Camp: Guide To Get YOU There and Pharmacy Must-Haves!

We were 9 days deep into the Himalayas. Hiking on average about 6 hours a day. And on April 11th, 2017 I was 17,598ft in the sky, at the base of the largest mountain in the world. I celebrated with my wonderful group of trekking partners and our two guides I met from Himalayan Wonders. We all had made it. How, you ask? A strong combination of desire, jokes, and knowing what to pack.

Austrian Alps: Road Trip to Hallstatt from Prague

Austrian Alps: Road Trip to Hallstatt from Prague

Official Hello Adventure Co. Guide to Roadtriping in Austria! In February 2018, we rented a cute little Skoda and drove from Prague through Austria and Germany, visiting the beautiful towns of Halstatt and Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Helloadventure co guide: Navigating a month in Paris

Helloadventure co guide: Navigating a month in Paris

I wanted to write a travel guide with things I wish I would have read before we decided to live in Paris for a month in Winter. Among many things, we learned that we really suck at speaking French, but that the people here are better than you might think. (Regardless of how disappointed we we're with the food options...)

How I Got Started Traveling (Female Solo Style!)

How I Got Started Traveling (Female Solo Style!)

A little intro to why and how I got started traveling, starting with backpacking in New Zealand. Traveling is different than vacationing, something you realize when you are on a ferry ride in the middle of the Andaman Sea between Phuket and Krabi, CLEARLY lost. (But still thoroughly enjoying every minute of it)