NOLA of Christmas Past

In case you haven’t heard me rave about it before, New Orleans is one of my favorite cities. Over the past few years, I’ve made an annual pilgrimage. I’m saddened that I won’t be able to visit this go round because…2020. But I still want to celebrate this beautiful spot, during my favorite month to…

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The Incredible Edible (Flower) Heads

As winter blows in and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) takes its toll, browsing pictures from warmer months might beat the cold weather blues. So please, enjoy! A few weeks after peak sunflower season, keeping true to my “always late” policy in life, I went to Grinter Farm in Kansas. The Grinters are an incredible family…

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The best sneakers I’ve ever worn are the perfect inspiration to NOT BUY ANYTHING AT ALL this Black Friday

Y’all, these 10+ year old Sweet Classic Highs are the absolute best shoes I’ve ever had. They’ve been all over the world with me. The leather beauts are a constant source of inspiration. They’ve endured countless Lollapaloozas. I wore them on the longest hike I’ve ever taken (to Trolltunga in Norway). I bring them on…

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Exploring One of North America’s Most Livable Cities (pssst…it’s in Canada)

When I visited Calgary back in 2016, I shared my experience with you guys. After revisiting a few years later, I found it even more charming than the first go round. Calgary sits at the junction of the Bow and Elbow River, in the transition zone between the Rockies and the Canadian prairies. When you…

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Visit Banff, See the Ink Pots, Don’t Get Caught in Quicksand

Everywhere you drive in Banff is utterly amazing–from monstrous peaks to roaring rivers. Speaking of roars, you’ll most likely spot plenty of wildlife too. For that, you can thank the park planners who installed a series of animal overpasses and underpasses that have prevented countless wrecks over the last twenty or so years. It isn’t…

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Along The Iron Catwalks of Johnston Canyon

There’s no canyon hike quite like the Johnston Canyon trail. Travel back in time as we walk through the recent human history these rocky walls have known.

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The Giant Beehive & A Tea House in the Mountains Supplied by Helicopter

Last week, I shared a few photos from my walk around the Lake Louise Lakefront Trail in Banff. Just above those turquoise waters are many more hikes and sights, including the Beehive and Lake Agnes. The Beehive, pictured below, was named by J. Willoughby Astley in 1890, for obvious reasons. The lake directly below the…

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Banff is one BAMF’in National Park

As I mentioned in my last post, it’s time to say goodbye to this pair of Nike Zooms. Sadly, I blew out a sole while hiking. However, they took one hell of a victory lap. In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be sharing a Canadian adventure in Banff–one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever laid…

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My First Sneakers of 2020

For my birthday a few weeks back, my husband bought me these beautiful Nike Air Max 97s. It’s the first pair of shoes I’ve gotten in 2020. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ll be sticking to a new set of sneaker guidelines: The Six Commandments. It’s all a part of my journey to…

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An Artistic Celebration of 50 Days in Quarantine

I’m sharing this post in honor of my 50th day of quarantine. Yes, we’ve all heard it a million times already–these are strange, historic, and difficult times. Although we’re all struggling on different levels, it’s always good to be thankful for who and what you have. I’m so grateful that my family is happy and…

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