A day at Letchworth State Park – The Grand Canyon of the East Nov 19 '18 - Day two of four Letchworth State park the Grand Canyon of the east We spent our first full day exploring Letchworth State Park since there was so much to see! It’s known as the Grand Canyon of the East because some areas of the rock walls rise up to 550-feet throughout the gorge. The park has three large waterfalls upper, ... Read More
20 photos to inspire you to visit Niagara Falls Ontario Nov 13 '18 - One hour in Niagara Falls Ontario The most beautiful time of year, FALL! I try to travel as much as possible with my fur babe, Watson. With that in mind I mapped out the most epic DOG FRIENDLY road trip to Up State NY exploring several State Parks with my brother and Jack (Watsons BF). Since I live in Michigan, ... Read More
Watkins Glen State Park – a waterfall lovers paradise Nov 11 '18 - Does hiking over and under 19 waterfalls over the course of three miles along the windy rim filled with pools at of one of the most sought after gorges in the country make you want to jump in your car and start driving straight to it?! It sure did for us! Watkins Glen State Park has been on my list ... Read More
ITS FLANNEL SEASON! Chasing Michigans Fall color Oct 27 '18 - Sponsored by Zappos It’s FLANNEL season, you know the most beautiful time of year! I can’t get enough of that crisp air and colorful landscapes.   It’s been a busy month of traveling away from home. I did not want to miss out on all the color, so I went on a day trip to one of my favorite trails ... Read More
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 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


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!