The 10 coolest things to do in Barcelona

The 10 Coolest Things To Do In Barcelona

If I could live in a European city it would probably be Barcelona. I love the balance of city life, outdoor space, culture, and history that makes up this eclectic city. You could easily spend your days eating tapas and drinking sangria and be perfectly happy. But if you are looking to explore the city a bit and see some…

Street Art of Portland

Street Art of Portland

Portland has a wonderful amount of street art livening up it neighborhoods and brightening it’s walls. I never specifically went out looking to find cool street art but I did come across plenty in my wanderings around the city.  You could go for a walk in just about any neighborhood and find something beautiful and colorful, but here I’ve got…

Hiking the Skyline to Sea Trail

Hiking the Skyline to Sea Trail

The Skyline to Sea Trail takes you from the tops of the Santa Cruz Mountains all the way down to the Pacific Ocean through gnarled oak trees and coastal redwood forests. This three day, two night hike is perfect for beginner backpackers and still enjoyable for seasoned hikers. The redwoods are beautiful and the sweeping vistas of the Santa Cruz…

A Girls Trip to Seattle

A Girls Trip to Seattle

When one of my best girlfriends recently moved to Washington our little friend group decided it was definitely time for a girls trip to Seattle! Seattle is a great place for a girls weekend with it’s proximity to nature and big city vibes, there is plenty to do see and explore! Where to stay Air BNB in the Lower Queen…

Backpacking the Lost Coast Trail

Backpacking the Lost Coast Trail

The Lost Coast is a wild and undeveloped stretch of Northern California coastline spanning Humboldt and Mendocino counties. The Lost Coast Trail goes along 25 miles of that beautiful coast from Mattole Beach to Black Sand Beach.  If you are looking to get away from it all and see some beautiful parts of California that aren’t accessible to the otherwise,…

How to go camping without a reservation

How To Go Camping Without A Reservation

When you think of camping you might typically think of national parks with their well kept campgrounds and beautiful iconic scenery. There’s no denying that camping in national parks is a great experience. One that’s been increasing in popularity over the last 10 years with a 1.5 billion increase in the last five years in fact. This increase is due…

A Hipster's Guide to Kotor

A Hipster’s Guide to Kotor

Kotor Montenegro is the city you never knew you wanted to go to. Nestled into a fjord-like bay surrounded by mountains, there is a ton to do from hiking to kayaking to eating some amazing Montenegrin food. Stay Staying in or near Old Town Kotor puts you close to everything, plus you get all the old town medieval-y vibes. We…

Packing for Summer in Portland

Packing for Summer in Portland

Let me just say, summer in Portland is pretty great. The weather is wonderful and there is a ton of fun stuff to do. I had a blast running around and exploring the city in June. During the day it was perfectly nice and warm in the 70’s, and in the evenings it cooled off to the mid 50’s. So…

A Girls Trip to Joshua Tree

Did you know taking a girls trip is actually good for your health? Taking a little getaways with your besties will not only improve and strengthen your friendships it can also improve your mood, extend life expectancy, and lower your chance of heart disease! So you think it’s time to plan a girls trip now? Getting out into nature is…

5 Outdoor Adventures to have in Montenegro

5 Outdoor Adventures to have in Montenegro

If you are looking for some good outdoor fun in Europe you have to go to Montenegro. The country may be small but it’s got huge outdoor spaces including Durmitor National Park which is filled with epic mountain peaks and the Tara River Canyon, the deepest river gorge in Europe. From the water to the mountains there are plenty of…