Living in the desert is a privilege. I’m often reminded of that whenever I go hiking or exploring in the expansive lands that surround our crazy 24/7 city. Outside the glittering lights and honking horns, life is quiet and serene… the landscape is breathtaking… and adventure abounds. The best part? You don’t have to travel very far at […]
If you think there isn’t much to Nevada but 110 degree summertime weather, casinos and wide open desert, then you haven’t seen much. The Silver State is filled with an abundance of opportunities for adventure, never-ending wonder and inspiration.
Disconnecting from civilization, and all 4G connection, for four days, three nights was just what the soul needed. Our recent trip to Great Basin National Park was exactly what I’d hoped for. Located five hours north of Las Vegas, off the Loneliest Highway, GBNP feels like it’s far from the rest of the world, and […]
Happy eight years of love to my amazing partner, Dave! We just returned from a very special anniversary trip: A Glamping adventure in the San Diego Backcountry, followed by a one night stay at Ocean Beach! Our canine fur babies, Sadie and Harvey joined us for a wonderful dog friendly vacation… Yippee! This was the third vacay we’ve […]
How many idle weekends do you spend laying around doing nothing? That can be really nice and well deserved, especially after a long week of work. But if enough of those weekends slip by, you may eventually realize that there is so much you might have missed out on. Like for example, day trip adventures […]
February 14th is just a few days away. If you’re stressing out about what to do this year to make the day of love extra special, we’ve got your back! Check out these affordable Las Vegas Valentine’s Day ideas that are not your typical V-day celebration… Don’t forget that every day is about love, not just […]
I enjoy hot baths. Warm, cozy pajamas. Cups of steaming, cinnamon apple tea. A well researched hiking trail. (Research in general.) Thoroughly planned, leave-no-stone-unturned vacation itineraries. A list of television shows, prerecorded and waiting for me on the DVR. Dipping my foot into the water before I get in.
Autumn comes and goes quickly here in the Mojave Desert. Sandwiched between sweltering summer days and pretty damn cold winter nights, it’s a little slice of heaven. Temperature highs ranging from about 60 to 70 degrees with a rejuvenating breeze… yep, that’s autumn. And I LOVE it. All of my life spent here, and you […]
My Aunt Ceil’s recommendation to check out the highly-acclaimed China Bend Winery brought us to the Eastern Washington-Canadian border this past July. (My bf, Dave; my brother, Marco; and me.) Looking back on the visit now, the entire experience seems like a dream… China Bend Winery itself is its own little world. Another Universe, really. It was as if […]