This year has been filled with highs and lows. For me, the best of those have been experienced in hiking boots. On the toughest climbs, it’s easy to get lost in just putting one foot in front of the other—again and again. While sometimes it’s all one can do to push through, the moments I […]

Zion National Park

I inhaled the lyrics like the meal of a lifetime. The melody filled me, from the base of my soul to the tips of my toes. I became overwhelmed with a desire to share it, like the perfect bite. I was hungry to express and create. So, I did. I dove in and the waves […]

Adventuring through two dynamic cities with two of my favorite ladies brought double the laughter, double the love, double the trouble (of course!), and double the fun! With an “itinerary” planned for three days in New York City and two days in Boston, we hopped a 6 a.m. flight bursting with enthusiasm for the explorations […]

Thunderstorms filled the month of July, and, to no surprise, Mallory and Brad’s day was forecasted to keep the pattern going. While the perfect sun-washed wedding is typically preferred, I was fully prepared to embrace a shower or two. The rain would fall, just the way I watched Mallory and Brad fall for each other […]

“Game of Thrones” may not always be the most appetizing show, but it certainly provides inspiration for a myriad of pun-tastic eats! In preparation for the season 7 premiere, we (Taylor, my younger brother, and I) set out on a GOT themed food tour. Several of our favorite local eateries are cleverly home to themed […]

♪ She said I think I’ll go to Boston…I think I’ll start a new life. ♪ Augustana knew what they were doing when they wrote these lyrics. A city filled with rich history, vibrant people, unmatched views, and delicious eats is sure to entice the masses. These aspects of Boston drew me in as a visitor (for […]

It’s official, there is no better way to celebrate 60 years of life than an adventure in Portland, Maine! In the fall of 2016, my beautiful mother turned 60 (rumor has it, 60 is the new 30), and to celebrate we took an incredible trip to Portland, Maine. With an offer to go anywhere, ANYWHERE, she knew […]

Sailboat in Portland, Maine