Portland Must Do's: Food. Drink. See. Mississippi, Alberta, and SE Neighborhoods!

Portland Must Do's: Food. Drink. See. Mississippi, Alberta, and SE Neighborhoods!

Dumping ground for all the best places to eat, drink, see, do, hike in Portland! Here are some of the best spots to get coffee, get your happy hour on, play a game on a date, or adventure around the city of bridges and beer!

How to Prepare to Summit Kilimanjaro in 30 Days!

How to Prepare to Summit Kilimanjaro in 30 Days!

For those of you who don’t know, Kilimanjaro is the tallest peak in Africa and the tallest free standing mountain in the world. At the top you are above the clouds at 19,341 feet. So, yeah you can say the air is pretty much non existent at that point. But, 6 crazy girls are going to take on this challenge. We will be spending 6 days trekking our way up the Machame route, and I’ve compiled a packing list to get us up there.

The Yoga Culture: 5 Steps I Took to Kick Start my Home Practice

The Yoga Culture: 5 Steps I Took to Kick Start my Home Practice

How do you start practicing yoga? First things first: Leave all intimidation and excuses at the door. Yoga is for everybody. And if attending your first yoga class intimidates you, here are 5 steps to start a home practice to get you ready for the studio and for your own dedicated practice. Before you know it, you’ll find that your home practice will deepen your connection to the culture of yoga and to yourself.

Our Idaho Hot Springs Road Trip that Demands a Redo (Thanks Snowpocalypse 2019)

Our Idaho Hot Springs Road Trip that Demands a Redo (Thanks Snowpocalypse 2019)

We drove out of Seattle’s Snowpocalypse to escape to some warm hot springs in Idaho. We visited Gold Folk Hot Springs, Weir Hot Springs and Jerry Johnson Hot Springs. Thankfully the road to Gold Fork is pretty well-plowed so the snow didn’t make it too difficult to get up 4 miles. Admission is 10 dollars—make sure to bring cash! They have four different pools, with the top being the hottest around 108°. The sun even came out for a bit here, and we soaked until I turned into a Raison and we headed back to McCall for some lunch at Southside Grill.

Huacachina, A Desert Oasis in Peru

Huacachina, A Desert Oasis in Peru

We had just spent a week trekking in Peru we were ready for some relaxation, so we decided to fly to Huacachina, a desert oasis! Once we arrived at the Lima Airport we used their free 30 minute airport wifi to figure out how to get to Cruz Del Sur Bus Terminal to Ica, and six hours later we made it to Huacachina!

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!

The Yoga Culture: The Best of Bali

The Yoga Culture: The Best of Bali

Bali is filled with deeply rooted cultural vibes and tradition. I visited Indonesia in August of 2018 for a yoga retreat with Glow Yoga Retreats. Because I was there for 24-odd days, I didn’t need a visa. This travel guide is all about how to keep it simple, what to see in Bali, and how to absorb and connect to this beautiful culture.

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.