The pictures on Instagram are gorgeous but does it really look like that in person? And if it’s so popular, are there tons of people in the canyon, making it damn near impossible to have an enjoyable time, or even get a good solo picture? Girl, let me help you plan the best trip to Arizona...Read More
If you have an Instagram account, you have no doubt seen pictures of Banff National Park. It is, to put it simply, a mindfuck of beauty. It is also, to put it simply, a clusterfuck of selfie-obsessed tourists. Here are some tips to make sure you get more mindfuck, less clusterfuck.Read More
Look. Sedona is gorgeous. It’s actually steal-your-breath-away magically beautiful. But. There are a lot of people who visit Sedona. The hikes are congested, the restaurants are bustling. And if you are like me and you fucking hate looking at anyone else’s face while you hike, you may find yourself somewhat disappointed. When Pate and I went to Sedona for a weekend this November, I consulted my good friend Jena who used to live there and gave me some tips for a more private and special trip...Read More
I just came back from a balls ass perfect two week road trip through Alaska and all I can say is, guys, fucking GO TO ALASKA. It’s a beautiful state, sure. But I love it because it’s just fucking weird. Like, legit the second weirdest place I’ve ever been (after North Korea). Here is an outline of my trip, along with what I would do differently next time around.Read More
I had wanted to go to Norway for several years. Although it’s expensive AS FUCK, it’s also home to some of the most naturally beautiful landscapes in the world. I love hiking and had my sights set on completing the three most famous Norwegian hikes: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and Kjeragbolten. Moreover, I wanted to hike all three in just three days. I knew this would be a challenge because finding logistical information online proved a bit tough in itself, but I was hell bent.Read More
You know when you swipe right on a Hottie McHotstuff on Tinder and then you meet him in person and he has a glass eye, a peg leg, AND a chode?
That's how I felt about the world's most dangerous hike.Read More
In 2011, when I was still in college, I was given the opportunity to volunteer in South Africa for the summer. A professor at the time, from Niger, encouraged me to travel around Africa after I finished teaching, as travel within the continent is inexpensive and exciting. I remember being in his class, plagued with senioritis, looking at a map and googling "things to do in Tanzania." The first thing that came up was Kilimanjaro. I turned to my friend next to me and whispered, "I'm going to hike Kilimanjaro this summer." And I did. If you're interested in hiking Mount Kili, the highest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest mountain in Africa, check out these tips!