Five Favorite Close-to–Santa Fe Hikes

There's a reason crowds of tourists and outdoor enthusiasts flock to New Mexico—specifically Santa Fe—during the summer. Santa Fe is the perfect place to visit if you're interested in exploring picturesque desert landscapes and taking on the spectacular hiking trails of northern New Mexico. Here is a list of my top five favorite hikes located [...]

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Hiking Hanging Lake

Most Coloradans recognize the photo above. Hint: it’s the famous Hanging Lake—Colorado’s most-photographed natural beauty. If you ever plan on visiting Colorado, it’s a must-see. Sitting on the shelf of a cliffside, the green-blue lake is filled with water falling further up the mountain. It’s unlike anything most people have seen—a natural phenomenon. So if [...]

Most-Photographed Colorado Mountains: Maroon Bells

Located just minutes outside of Aspen, Colorado, the Maroon Bells are widely known as the most-photographed mountains in Colorado (arguably North America). Set behind the beautiful Maroon Lake, the Maroon Bells are comprised of red mudstone. While this deep red clay and mud is easy to distinguish, the soft and crumbly material proves difficult for [...]

Five Ways to Take Your Yoga Practice Outside This Summer

Today, June 21, 2019, we celebrate the summer solstice—the longest day of the year. For the past few years, June 21 has marked another important day: the International Day of Yoga. So this year, to kick off the official start to summer (my favorite season) and the International Day of Yoga (my favorite practice), I [...]

See the Best of the Big D—Dallas That Is

As a previous Coloradan and current New Mexican, I have met my fair share of Texans—mainly because they all come to mountains of Colorado and deserts of New Mexico to vacation. Most of them swear Texas is the best place to live. In college, my best friend talked endlessly about her hometown of Houston until [...]

My Maui Bucket List

While the Garden Isle of Kauai could have kept us busy for longer than just four days, Maui was just too tempting. Home to some of the world’s best beaches and the legendary Road to Hana, Maui is just one hundred dollars and barely an hour plane ride from Kauai. After all, the best way [...]

Top 10 Must-See Stops Along the Road to Hana

The Road to Hana is a narrow, winding and mostly one-lane 52-mile drive that features some of the most spectacular sights on Maui. Before we get into my top 10 favorite spots along this world-renowned stretch of highway, here are some fun facts about the Road to Hana and tips to survive the drive. Road [...]