PHOENIX, AZ HIKES: SUNRISE ON PIESTEWA PEAK

In my previous post about trails I’ve enjoyed hiking in and around Phoenix I mentioned Piestewa Peak. Piestewa Peak (previously named Squaw Peak) is named after Army Specialist Lori Ann Piestewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe in Arizona, who’s the first known Native American woman to die in combat in the US military andContinue reading “PHOENIX, AZ HIKES: SUNRISE ON PIESTEWA PEAK”

ALL THINGS HIKING IN SCOTTSDALE, PHOENIX & TEMPE, ARIZONA

I’m in Tempe, Arizona from mid-April to mid-May and it is already close to 100 degrees in the afternoons here. I’ve learned very quickly that when hiking you must go very early. Most recommend being off the trails by 11am as it gets too hot but I would say even earlier- the sun is soContinue reading “ALL THINGS HIKING IN SCOTTSDALE, PHOENIX & TEMPE, ARIZONA”

PROS & CONS OF BOOKING LONG TERM RENTALS THROUGH AIRBNB

I made it to Arizona! It was a journey to get here. Not all my travel goes smoothly and my first week in Arizona was a prime example of that. I experienced: consistent 30-80mph winds during my drive from Sante Fe to Scottsdale, a flat tire, and an Airbnb with fruit flies, a backed upContinue reading “PROS & CONS OF BOOKING LONG TERM RENTALS THROUGH AIRBNB”

CHOOSING A NEXT VACATION OR ADVENTURE

It has been about 10 months since I first started doing one month long Airbnb rentals to explore different states/cities. One of the main questions I get is how I choose my next location to explore so I’m going to take some time to dig into my thought process around that. There are a fewContinue reading “CHOOSING A NEXT VACATION OR ADVENTURE”

CELEBRATING GRANDMA JOYCE

Dedicated to my Grandma Joyce. One who has always led with love and shown unconditional kindness, joy, strength, grace, and integrity throughout her life. May we all strive to be more like you. We lost an integral part of our family last week, my Grandma Joyce, and over the weekend we celebrated her amazing, veryContinue reading “CELEBRATING GRANDMA JOYCE”

FEBRUARY IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

I can’t believe I’m already coming to the end of my month in Salt Lake City! The month goes by so fast but I also feel like I get to experience so much during my time. I chose Salt Lake based on the proximity to the mountains for skiing and hiking. I had my fingersContinue reading “FEBRUARY IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH”

MOVING FROM LIVING TO LIVING WELL

I think about death a lot. Not in a depressing or cynical way. It’s more of an acknowledgement that I know it’s a real possibility every day whether I want it to be or not. I don’t know if I’m trying to come to terms with the reality that we all die or if IContinue reading “MOVING FROM LIVING TO LIVING WELL”

THE TARANGIRE, NGORONGORO CRATER, AND THE SPECTACULAR SERENGETI

(Continued from Tanzania, Africa – Day 1) After we left the Sanctuary, we traveled to a more lush area of Tarangire National Park which had more water. By day 2, I was loving traveling through the National Parks, standing in the safari car and taking in all the animals and sites. Seeing animals free andContinue reading “THE TARANGIRE, NGORONGORO CRATER, AND THE SPECTACULAR SERENGETI”

TANZANIA, AFRICA – DAY 1

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe it’s already 2022. I’ve taken a blogging break for the last month and a half but I’m back and ready to share some adventures I had during that time. I’m going to start this year off talking about a life changing trip I took in November 2021 toContinue reading “TANZANIA, AFRICA – DAY 1”

GEARING UP FOR THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

As I get older it feels as though November (the start to the holiday season!) comes around quicker and quicker. This seasons brings more joy and excitement and of course – busyness! And boy has it felt busy indeed. I just kicked off an engagement with a new client this week and am gearing upContinue reading “GEARING UP FOR THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR”