Sunday Bests: Perfect Spring Weather

This was a good week and weekend, despite it being busy. I was able to manage it all, taking on extra tasks without feeling overwhelmed. I made a list of all the things I accomplished daily to show how awesome I am and to feel grateful. Often, I feel like I don’t do enough, but I couldn’t be more wrong! Weekday Hike: Santiago Oaks I … Continue reading Sunday Bests: Perfect Spring Weather

Is it Fall Yet? (One Day Escape to Ventura/Santa Barbara)

Autumn doesn’t officially begin until September 22nd, but I’m ready for it and Starbucks started pumpkin season awhile ago. My fall bucket list is rather lofty, and I already know I can’t possibly do it all. There were just so many lines and I had to fill them all in. Fall in California means… hiking! It was 75-ish yesterday so I drove up to Ventura/Santa Barbara for … Continue reading Is it Fall Yet? (One Day Escape to Ventura/Santa Barbara)

What’s in your “favorite place?” (3 days in Boulder)

One of my favorite places in the world is not far away. It’s a sub 2 hour plane ride and often costs me less than $150 for a flight. It’s Colorado. I spent 3 days in Boulder and it felt like one long day. “Time flies when you’re having fun.” What does it take to earn a coveted spot as a “favorite place?” Mountains I … Continue reading What’s in your “favorite place?” (3 days in Boulder)

Hiking Olympic National Park

With only two days to drive to Olympic National Park and hike, I selected 3 popular trails: Hurricane Ridge, Sol Duc Falls, and the Hoh Rainforest. Hurricane Ridge After driving from Seattle, I made it to Hurricane Ridge in the afternoon. Fortunately, summer solstice made it light enough to hike later in the day. I paid the $25 fee to enter the park for 7 … Continue reading Hiking Olympic National Park