• Hike,  Travel

    2018 RECAP & 2019 TRAVEL GOALS

    It’s the dawn of a new year and and with a new year comes more vacation time! Last year I spread my vacation out, never using more than a day or two at a time and stacking my vacation days with holidays to get the most time for adventure. I started off my year with my first ever solo hiking adventure at Caprock Canyon State Park and a few months later visited essentially the bigger, grander version: the Grand Canyon with my two college roommates. As summer rolled around it dawned on me that Colorado (a state I fell in love with on a ski trip back in 2008) was…

  • Blog,  Georgia,  Hike

    BLOG: Tallulah Gorge State Park

    Want to climb some stairs? Have a Rocky moment, but in the forest? Oh man, do I have the place for you! Tallulah Gorge State Park in Georgia is just an hour and a half outside of Atlanta. I was in the area for a friend’s wedding but arrived a day early so I needed to kill some time. In the weeks leading up to my trip I happened to stumble upon one of those little travel snippets of Tallulah Gorge on Facebook and I was immediately sold. I sent the video to my friend, MaryBeth to see if she was down to explore and the plan was set. What…

  • Blog,  Colorado,  Hike

    BLOG: Great Sand Dunes National Park

    When I say sand dunes, what do you think of? Probably not the state of Colorado! You might be surprised to learn that some of the tallest sand dunes in the United States can actually be found in south eastern Colorado. As one of our newest National Parks, Great Sand Dunes doesn’t pull the crowds that some of the more famous parks do, but if you’re anything like me, that only adds to the attraction! With only 500,000 visitors a year, if you time it right or walk far enough you can have the dunes all to yourself. I originally stumbled upon Great Sand Dunes while literally just scrolling around…

  • Blog,  Hike,  Texas

    BLOG: Caprock Canyon – The Beginning

    It all starts with an idea. There I was, sitting on my couch alone in my apartment on a Friday night. I had just recently moved to Dallas, Texas from Orlando, Florida and the only two friends I had made since moving were both out of town. All I could think of was the long and boring weekend that lay ahead of me. I flopped down on my couch and contemplated what I could possible do with my time when I just so happened to glance towards my bookshelf where a “Hiking Texas” book caught my eye. I grabbed it and started flipping through the pages, looking at hikes in…