Directions to the Secret Swing in San Diego Oct 11 '18 - Swings are even more fun when they’re SECRET! Where is this secrete swing you might ask?! Look no further, I finally made a post for you, making it simple to find this hidden swing overlooking the San Diego coast. It’s funny, I spoke with SO many people that lived there for years and NEVER heard of this place. That’s what ... Read More
Half Ironman for Dummies Aug 18 '18 - Completing a Half Ironman is one heck of an achievement! Not only do you become a bad ass, get in the best shape of your life, feel great you also become a disciplined endurance machine! If your someone like me, wanting to get into the sport but feeling like a DUMMIE not having a clue on where to get started ... Read More
20 things I would tell my 20- year-old self + Hello 30 Cake smash Aug 10 '18 - HELLO THIRTY Less than 24 hours from now I will be saying sayonara to my TWENTIES and HELLO to my THIRTIES (ekkk weird)!! I have been reflecting on all the things I have experienced over this past decade and I am absolutely proud and grateful for this life I get to live. It’s very rare for me to be fully ... Read More
That outdoor workout lifestyle #timetofly Jul 29 '18 - Sponsored by Zappos Now that I have completed my Half Ironman, I can get back to my favorite kind of training! Not that I don’t love swim, bike, running I am excited to change it up! I absolutely love working out outside from high intensity cardio, yoga, lifting, cross training and so much more! My new HOKA ONE ONE shoes ... Read More
Holiday Weekend Adventures Jul 13 '18 - Sponsored by Zappos With the 4thof July landing on a Wednesday, it was hard not to celebrate two weekends in a row! I wore my new Sanuk Yoga Sling Spectrum sandals on a journey to some of my happy places! We spent the first few days with my family on my Grandparents property Up North. We consider “Up North” a place here ... Read More
Mackinaw Island & Dark Sky Park in a Day! May 25 '18 - I am always looking for fun weekend getaways exploring my home state, Michigan. This short road trip consist of exploring Mackinaw Island during the day and then staying up till 1am laying amongst billions of stars and the Milky Way. My friend and I have been wanting to check out Headlands International Dark Sky Park for a few years now. Neither ... Read More
Why You Have To Hike Cedar Creek Falls During Super Bloom, CA May 2 '18 - If your visiting San Diego or somewhere near there you HAVE to hike Cedar Creek Falls, especially during the Spring when everything is in full bloom. The smells are just magical! They’re are many hikes to do in and around SD. This is on my top list for you to go see FIRST! This hike is only 50 minutes from ... Read More
Our first Spring weekend getaway of the year in our 1988 Defender Apr 27 '18 - Sponsored by Zappos Spring has finally sprung here in Michigan! It’s been abnormally cold this Spring, but this past weekend it FINALLY broke into some warm weather and I could not wait to get out of town and #strapintospring in my new Teva sandals! I’ve teamed up with Zappos to share the love and #strapintospring with new Teva sandals! If you ... Read More
The EPIC not so talked about or traveled Na Pali coast ridge hike, how to find it and why it’s now one of our favorite hikes! Apr 17 '18 - Choosing the not so traveled or talked about Na Pali coast ridge hike was one of the greatest decisions of our whole trip! The 16 miles stretch of Na Pali coast is considered one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the US. It’s lush green sea cliffs rise more than 4,000 feet from the ocean. It’s only accessible by ... Read More
The legend & details about this epic not so talked about trail Apr 14 '18 - You ever pick a random hike without researching what it looks like, just go for it and then BLOWS you away with how AMAZING it really was and have NO IDEA how you haven’t heard of it before? That was mine and Rons experience hiking to the top of the Sleeping Giant on Nounou Mountian. After exploring Ho’opi’I Falls, we ... Read More
Ultimate Day Hike along one of the most famous natural wonders of the world, the Na Pali Coast Apr 12 '18 - If you’re going to do ONE hike while in Kauai the Kalalau Trail should absolutely be it! The trail weaves though one of the world’s most famous natural wonders, the Na Pali coast. You get to hike along many different landscapes such as lush green costal ridges along the Pacific, crossing fresh water streams, unspoiled beaches, bamboo forests, and valleys ... Read More
Ultimate Guide on Where to Find rare Rainbow Eucalyptus trees in all of hawaii Apr 10 '18 - One of my favorite photographers took a photo of a rainbow looking tree years ago and I couldn’t believe it! I thought Peter Lik photoshopped it! Then… many years later I went on a hunt to see for myself. Now I am in love and want to share with you how fascinating these rainbow eucalyptus trees really are! I have ... Read More
The #1 activity you must to do while in Kauai!! Apr 4 '18 - I’ve have experienced a lot of things throughout all my travels but this is by far one the coolest experiences to date and here’s why! The past decade I have traveled and explored 49 US states and 17 countries thus far.  I love to experience new things in various ways. It’ll be a decade this year in fact that I ... Read More
Exploring Queens Bath + Everything you must know before going! Mar 31 '18 - Day 4 Morning Hike to Queens Bath Looking up some simple things to do I came across a short hike to Queens Bath. It was 4 minutes from our condo, we could’nt not go! The GPS took us though the neighborhood. I thought it was wrong. There was a small parking lot enough for about 8-10 cars. We wen’t before ... Read More
Best spot for off-roading, mudding & dunning in Kauai + what not to do & full day itinerary Mar 30 '18 - Day 2 Off roading, mudding, & dunning After our morning with Sky Dive Kauai we headed to  Kauai Coffee  to taste test their 32 flavors for FREE right down the street. Not that our adrenaline was already pumping enough :p! We then had lunch at Paco’s Tacos. The boys got some fancy frys and nachos. We got our typical fish tacos. ... Read More
The Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon Lookout Mar 23 '18 - Waimea Canyon Lookout After off-roading, we had some time to spare before heading back to our condo an hour and fourty minutes away to Princeville so we thought why check it out + take atvantage of their bathrooms! There are not many to come by. They were selling all sorts of unique in-season local fruits. We got some local star fruit ... Read More
Skydive in Kauai Hawaii – My full expereience + everything you must know! Mar 23 '18 - Day 2 Sky Diving in Kauai- Jumping out of a plane at 10,000 ft!! Nothing like checking off the most epic thing possible on your second day in Kauai! We decided to book our sky diving experience for 7 a.m. It was highly reccomened for the best views and weather, plus we had a full day ahead filled with FREE ... Read More
I started a new thing! Comitted 52 days of yoga! I explain my WHY Mar 20 '18 - If you’ve been following along on my Instagram stories for a while now you will know I have committed myself to rolling out of bed, go down stairs and do 30-50 minutes of yoga with “Yoga With Kasandra” on YouTube for the past 52 DAYS missing only 12 days! Those 12 days usually were travel, deciding to do another type ... Read More
Make your own coffee from scratch + Waterfall hike! Dec 19 '17 - Ever wanted to know how coffee was made? We did! Not only did we see how it’s made, we got to make some ourselves, from the very first step to sipping our own custom brew! Ron is a coffee fanatic! We were both excited for this authentic tour. It was our last day before going home and had some spare ... Read More
4 day Fall Foliage pet friendly Roadtrip to the UP Oct 26 '17 - It’s one of the most beautiful times of year in Michigan right now and its not too late for you to see it for yourself! Fall foliage is nearly at it’s peak so we decided to take a four day road trip in our new Defender to the Upper Peninsula and explore with our dog Watson! If you’ve been following along since ... Read More


Hi! I am Samantha, a Michigan girl, who has a lust for travel and exploration but I also have my roots at home. I am a bit obsessed with photography, fitness,health, and chocolate! I hope to inspire you to feed your wander lust and live a life you love!