When we travel we so often get wrapped up in the details of the adventure that we neglect to remember the importance of self care along the way. While the term “self care” has such a broad meaning to so many, the term to me references the overall quality of life experience you can find through adventure and exploration, but at the same time keeping yourself in the best possible shape for the experience itself. For this reason, I wanted to share my personal self care musts fo
Often when traveling I for short trips I try to minimize my luggage. Especially when I find a budget trip on an airline which might have higher cost for baggage, I make sure to only have a carry on or personal item when arriving. That sometimes means I have to think a little outside of the box when planning. While obvious solutions such as pairing down my skincare and hair products, selecting only the must have make up items and leaving the bulky electronics at home might s
Love a good hike or thinking about getting into hiking? The boots or shoes might be important but you might also consider a good once over of your feet before taking on a trail… You are probably looking at this article with a puzzled face at that statement, but a trip to the salon for a pedicure or even an at home spa day for your feet might just be beneficial before you take on a challenging outdoor activity like hiking. It really doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman o
Does camping seem a bit overwhelming and like a complete foreign language? Are you intimidated by having to select items just for a trip which may or may not become a hobby? Is selecting a tent scary concept? Don’t worry, these actually are common concerns amongst new adventurers! No one wants to spend a lot of money to equip themselves for something which might not become a habit and could end up in a yard sale or garage wasting away. Many people are intimidated by tents wh
Have you ever been hiking and started to notice the sun might be setting a bit more rapidly than you were expecting. We all have been in that odd limbo of do we stop for the night or do we press on, can we make it to the car before dark or is it safe to keep going on this trail if there is no light? I remember personally traveling in Arizona near the Arizona Hot Springs one afternoon. The hike was so beautiful and the hot springs were so inviting that time slipped away.
Have you ever been standing in line waiting to check your bag and listening to everyone else's totals while being more than a little worried that you might have packed a few more pounds than you should have? More often than not, we travel to the airpot, unknowing of just how much our bags weigh and that all to often means we are met with the challenge of resorting items into other bags, trying to squeeze items into already filled carry ons or worse entertaining the thought o