Last winter, deep in the midst of my constant “morning” (AKA all day) sickness, I was getting the same question over and over again: “Are you ready to have a baby? Have you done everything you wanted to do?”. Which is kind of a silly question, because life doesn’t end the moment you have a … More Our Crazy Snowy Trip to Arizona
Hi everyone! I can’t even believe this, but somehow an entire year has passed since my last blog post! And I’ve missed blogging so much! Although I didn’t exactly have a ton of time for it, since I was kinda busy dealing with something else… For most of 2019 I was pregnant! If you ready … More It’s Been A Wild Year!
Hi everyone! It probably seems like I’ve fallen off the face of the earth, but I’m still here! I just stopped blogging for a while and then it got really hard to get back into it for a few reasons. The first is that winter in Alaska starts in October and I’m usually hiking a … More Back to Blogging – and Some News!
There are lots of epic backpacking trips in Alaska, and I’ve got them all on my bucket list. But there’s one that tops my list (and apparently the list of many other backpackers): Kesugi Ridge in Denali State Park. This trail is about 30 miles long and travels from Little Coal Creek to Byers Lake. … More 2 Days of Backpacking on Kesugi Ridge
We had a 3 day weekend for Labor Day, so we took some time looking up the weather forecast for a few different places in Alaska to see where we could take a short trip. For the past few years I’ve been looking at the forecast in McCarthy over Labor Day weekend and it has … More A Long Weekend in McCarthy
After everyone finished their Kilimanjaro climb, most people in our group stayed in Tanzania and went on safari together. WHOA Travel offered a 2 day safari add on to their Kilimanjaro climb and I couldn’t resist adding it to my trip. It was the perfect way to hang out with the amazing group of ladies … More 2 Days on Safari in Tanzania
My base camp for the first part of my trip to Tanzania was Moshi, a city located about 1 hour from Mt. Kilimanjaro’s Machame Gate. Moshi was a great city to start my Tanzanian adventure. It was within a few hours of some really great day trips while also being a fun destination in itself. After … More Adventures in Moshi
I’m finally back from my big 3 week trip to Tanzania! It was hands down the best vacation I’ve ever taken in my entire life, and I plan on writing multiple posts about everything I did there including day trips in Moshi, my experience on safari in Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, and my … More Mt. Kilimanjaro Recap
Believe it or not, in about two weeks I will be heading halfway across the world with WHOA Travel to climb Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain on earth! If you’re feeling really confused, read about my decision to climb Kilimanjaro here. When I signed up for this trip last year I did not feel ready … More Two Weeks Until Kilimanjaro: Panic Time
I’ve always loved celebrating birthdays in really big ways. Last year I celebrated my 30th birthday in Yosemite, but this year I was planning on sticking around Alaska and doing something amazing closer to home. We thought about doing various backpacking trips or big hikes, but we ultimately chose to go down to Seward to … More An Epic Birthday Weekend in Seward