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Monday Motivation No.27

Monday Motivation No.27

Have you thanked your body lately? A Poetic Ode to Our Rockin’ Bodies

Things I Learned Road Tripping with Cats

Things I Learned Road Tripping with Cats

This post brought to you by Hurricane Irma. Your cat on the road is not going to look like this video. Really, this is an unrealistic expectation. Realistically, this is what your cat on the road is going to look like. Lots of howling. Earplugs […]

Monday Motivation No.26

Monday Motivation No.26

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn.  Climb that goddamn mountain.”   -Jack Kerouac

Dear Hiking Boots: I Think I’m in Love

Dear Hiking Boots: I Think I’m in Love

Dear Hiking Boots, We’ve been together for a while now, and there’s something I feel like I need to say. You’re a major part of my life. And I don’t thank you enough. We have this special bond that I just can’t get enough of. […]

Monday Motivation No.25

Monday Motivation No.25

“Dear Mom, I love you, but (no offense) I don’t miss you.” These campers tell it like it is.  Summer at its finest. Follow my blog with Bloglovin    

Summer Camp Rules (For Life)

Summer Camp Rules (For Life)

I’ll say it again and again: there are few things better than watching a big Midwestern thunderstorm roll in on a hot, muggy summer night. You might’ve spent the day suffering through dreadful humidity—the kind where walking outside feels like jumping in a swimming pool […]

Monday Motivation No.24

Monday Motivation No.24

Today’s #MondayMotivation poses the question: where do you go when you feel soul hungry? (<—– I go there) Check out Adventure Journal’s Hilary Oliver and her award-winning short film, The Importance of ‘Being Here,’ for some wild, adventurous, achingly-beautiful inspiration.

Who’s Afraid of Science?

Who’s Afraid of Science?

Last summer, I volunteered at an outreach event where I showed college-age students how to take a lake’s temperature, measure oxygen concentration, and determine water clarity. We had nets for students to collect small zooplankton and invertebrates. We got a lot of, “Ewww, bugs!!” Maybe […]

Dirtbag Vernacular Explained

Dirtbag Vernacular Explained

Because sometimes you might need a little bit of a dictionary when it comes to dirtbag vocabulary. Socked in: refers to a state of being covered in or obscured by clouds; usually used in reference to a mountain. Usage: “I spent a whole week in […]

Monday Motivation No.23

Monday Motivation No.23

We’re always working on something: a degree, a promotion, a project, a relationship, a goal.  What if you could go hiking a work on all of those things?  What if going outside and adventuring was the best thing for your productivity? Well, it was for […]