North America

It's easy to get lost exploring vast and far away places, but so many of us fail to fully explore our own backyard. After years of dreaming abroad, I found the most epic beauty in the place I call home while living in a van and traveling the States.

Solo Female Travel Hawaii

January 3, 2015

Solo Female Travel Hawaii   In October, a fellow blogger asked me if I had ever been to Hawaii. My response: “No, and I’m not sure if I ever will. It’s just so expensive to fly to such a small…

An Amateurs Guide to Hiking the Half Dome

May 20, 2014

An Amateurs Guide to Hiking The Half Dome Updated March 2, 2020 The iconic symbol of the Half Dome dominated the photo, dwarfing the surrounding peaks. From the moment I saw it, my Midwest heart yearned to discover everything about…

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