The Urban Hiker: 6 Hikes in Los Angeles County that Changed Me

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for six years and for a good chunk of those years, I kept arguing that LA county didn’t have any “real” hikes. I believed that a “real” hike meant a hike deep in the mountains, surrounded by nature, with no civilization in sight. I thought that it meant a hike […]

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Traveling Between a 9-5

Okay, let’s be honest, it’s more like 8:30am-7pm. But the question still stands: how do you balance travel and a job when that job isn’t travel-related? It’s easy to get lost in a sea of social media posts from people traveling 24/7 and it’s even easier to grow envious of them. I know that all […]

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Trip Ideas: The Golden State

When I first moved to California six years ago, my thoughts were anything but golden. I kept thinking “there’s no seasons, too much traffic (Los Angeles especially), crazy drivers, and no nature.” Boy was I close-minded. California is one of the (if not THE) most diverse places I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing. A […]

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Gear Galore

If you looked inside my pack, you’d probably find a lot of things I don’t need. I’ve been a pack rat all my life but I’m trying to fix that. Gear is where I struggle the most. If I could, my whole apartment would be filled with gizmos and gadgets picked up from REI, local […]

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Mountain Towns & Trails: Crested Butte — July 2015

Created Butte is a magical, little town tucked away in the Rocky Mountains near Gunnison County. In the summer of 2015 my family took a trip here for my aunt and uncle’s 50th anniversary. They rented a house and some of my relatives from out of town flew in – there were about 19 of […]

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