“Are you sure you can live your entire life without a dog?” my mom asked. It was shortly after Alex and I got engaged. Marrying Alex meant I would never be able to have a dog. You see, Alex is very very allergic to dogs. And I love dogs (actually all animals, but we’ll leave … More American Hairless Terrier – The only true hypoallergenic dog
If you have ever had the desire to climb excellent Granite all day and bask at a picturesque camp site in the evening, then you might want to add City of Rocks to your tick list. The city stole our hearts within days. What was supposed to be a week long adventure turned into a three … More Climbers Paradise – City of Rocks Idaho
We’re stoked to be back on the dusty trail again in our trusty 1978 Toyota Chinook! After our winter work stint, we’ve saved our pennies for a road trip that will span the next 18 months roaming around our beautiful continent. Our focus for this trip is to REALLY get out there, far far far … More On the Road with Sea to Summit
We spent 3 months last winter exploring Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. Much of what we saw left of speechless. Away from the 1st world problems we’re so caught up with in the United States, we were able to go back to our roots submersing ourselves in the lifestyles of locals leading much simpler lives. We … More 22 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit South America This Winter
So you quit your job and traveled the world. Now you’re broke with a passport full of stamps and memories to last 5 lifetimes. What next? WARNING: This IS NOT one of those posts about how to get rich blogging. I don’t think Alex and I will ever be rich financially. It’s okay though. I … More The Art of Being a Financially Responsible Traveler Forever
Calling all rad chicks! I’m so beyond stoked to announce that I’ll be guiding for Explorer Chick in 2017! Explorer Chick is an active adventure travel company offering women-only, small group trips and workshops. We take trips to amazing places while empowering and encouraging each other in some of the most beautiful places on … More Calling All Rad Chicks, We’re Giving Away a Free Adventure Worth Up To $2,000!
We’re lounging around a crackling fire surrounded by an assortment of friends we’ve met on the road brought together by our love for climbing, furry friends, and living out of our vehicles. Suddenly Disney music starts crescendoing from the background, one of our friends jumps up for a Hercules solo and is quickly joined in some … More The Road to Success in Happiness
Descending into the depths of the earth for a little walk in the dark is always a memorable experience. You never know what you may see or where you may go. As cool as the unknown may be, there are some things that you do want to know before you kick off your adventure. Cave exploration is … More 9 Tips for Novice Spelunkers and Cave Exploration
I was 6 years old with waist length blond hair tied up in two pigtails traipsing around Yellowstone National Park topless. I wasn’t trying to be sexy, I just hated wearing clothes when I hiked. The solitude in Yellowstone provided me a stark contrast to our populated life back in Ohio. My parents took vacations every summer … More We are loving our National Parks to Death and the Grave is not a Pretty One
When your home is your vehicle and your vehicle is your home, your worst nightmare is a break down! Well kid’s, hate to tell you this but nightmares do come true. This last week I noticed our 1978 Toyota Chinook was starting to act up on a daily basis. Of course it’s normal to have … More Mishap of the Month : Our Toyota Chinook Chinooked!