Start today journal process Create Your Own Start Today Journal – 10 Dreams that will make your vision a reality Aug 6 '19 - I am a Start Today Journal junkie and a GOAL digger! I live and breathe writing my dreams and goals down. It’s been a practice since I was a teenager. Looking back, you’d think I would be lying but I have checked off SO MANY major goals in life thus far and I am fairly certain it’s because I WRITE ... Read More
Best of Acadia National Park ULTIMATE GUIDE: See the Best of Acadia National Park in 24 Hours Jul 24 '19 - It was my mission to experience the best of Acadia National Park in 24-hours and I did just that! It was my last weekend in Boston. Though I have loved the past two weeks in the city, I was craving some wilderness and hiking.  Doing some research, I came across, Acadia National Park. It’s only a four half hours’ drive ... Read More
Girl on top of Bubble Rock Maine Why HIKE Jordan Pond trail in Acadia National Park Jul 18 '19 - If you get to do ONE hike in Acadia National Park I highly suggest you choose Jordon Pond Trail to the top of the Bubble Rock. It’s the perfect four-mile loop with some of the most beautiful views in the entire park. You can hike around the entire lake for an easy stroll and/or make it a bit more challenging ... Read More
Feild of tulips windmill girl wearing dress Top 12 things you must do during the Tulip Festival in Holland Michigan May 24 '19 - I joined the dance in celebrating Tulip Times 90thanniversary! Why orange you ask? Amsterdam celebrates with an all-day extravaganza called Koninginnedag also known as Kings Day, heralding the House of Orange. During this celebration, the citizens dress themselves and the entire city in orange for festivities. Tulip Time decided to do the same inviting Holland to gather in orange spirit ... Read More
Girl sitting in poppy field Where and when to find, super blooms still happening in California 2019 May 7 '19 - I was lucky enough to witness the rare Super Bloom of 2017. It was so incredible I never wanted to miss one again and felt everyone should experience this rare phenomenon at least once! It’s not too late to see the bigger, longer lasting Super Bloom of 2019! What you will get from this post: List of the best places ... Read More
Antelope Valley Poppy feild girl sitting Everything you must know before visiting Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve May 7 '19 - If you’re wanting to plan a trip and be guaranteed to see painted colorful desert hills filled with millions of blooming poppies and wildflowers for miles you must visit Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve! Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve is known for the most consistent poppy blooms in all of California! This park is over 1,700 acres with only seven miles of ... Read More
banff downtown girl red coat 12 Best winter destinations to visit in the Canadian Rockies Mar 15 '19 - Wanting to explore the Canadian Rockies without all the major crowds?  You must visit during Winter, the most magical time of year! I share the top places to visit that nearly everyone can enjoy, within a 2-10-minute walk from your car! No need to hike long distances, wear heavy bags, climb high altitudes to see magical winter landscapes in the ... Read More
Top 27 quotes from Rachel hollis Top 27 Inspiring Quotes from Rachel Hollis Mar 5 '19 - In honor of Rachel Hollis new book release, “Girl Stop Apologizing,”  I created my top 27 favorite Rachel Hollis quotes! Want to get her newest book FREE?! Scroll to the bottom and download it now! If you don’t know who Rachel Hollis is yet, then I am excited for you, because she WILL change your life, feel like your best ... Read More
10 My Experience Walking in the Wild with Wolves Feb 27 '19 - If you had the chance to walk with wolves in the wild would you?! No cages or chains, just you walking alongside wolves in the wilderness, their natural habitat. YOU BET YOUR BOTTOM, once I heard I would have that opportunity to do just that during my 6-day Canadian Rockies Photography Workshop with sought after Sony Ambassador Rachel Ross,  I ... Read More
Complete Guide 2 Everything you must know before visiting Abraham Lake Ice bubbles Jan 25 '19 -  My experience at Abraham Lake I never imagined being surrounded by millions of frozen bubbles full of methane, a gas that is 25 times more powerful than carbon monoxide and yet is in awe of its beauty. Just don’t light a match, right?! In this post you will learn all about: Abraham Lake My Experience What is methane gas and how frozen ... Read More
BIKE 4 1 Top 20 Inspirational Quotes to stay motivated in 2019 Jan 11 '19 - Top 20 Inspirational Quotes to stay motivated It’s the new year, which means new lists of dreams, goals and aspirations we all want to achieve. The hardest part is to NOT get burnt out and give up by the first month, am I right?! I’m going to share with you exactly how I stay on track to achieving all my ... Read More
Sleepinh Giant Hiking Sleeping Giant trail Jan 2 '19 - Everything you need to know about this legendary hike 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 ... Read More
BIKE 2 1 Top 20 Inspiring female influencers to follow in 2019 Dec 20 '18 -   Become inspired in 2019 Don’t have many mentors in your life? Like minded friends that just don’t understand you? Wanting to become inspired to start living your best life in 2019?!  ME TOO… which is why I LOVE Instagram so much! It’s been a huge source of inspiration for me personally from starting my own blog, doing my first ... Read More
ultimate off road experience 2 Ultimate Day Hike – Telluride Colorado Dec 12 '18 - Ultimate Day Hike – Hiking Ice Lake & Island Lake Trail I am all about finding the best day hikes since we never have enough time for long multi day backcounty trips. This hike has become one of my all time favorite.  Give it scroll and you will see why! Getting to the trail head After one of the wildest ... Read More
Best primititve campground Best Primitive Campground near Telluride Colorado Dec 12 '18 - Primitive Camping After a fun day driving off-road to Bridal Veil Falls, the tallest free-falling waterfall in Colorado we headed to Alta Lakes for the night! I wanted to find a primitive camping spot to pitch our Front Runner roof top tent. With some research, I found one of the coolest campsites I have ever been to! What I didn’t ... Read More
The inner part of something the insid 2 Exploring colorado’s tallest free-falling waterfall off road Dec 12 '18 - Telluride Colorado We were headed back home after spending a week with the Cumming Repower Cruise driving through Washington and the Oregon coast. Which was an absolute blast, especially seeing Ron in his element. He just did his first ever engine swap in our 1988 Defender 110. He never changed oil before but somehow figured it out by watching You ... Read More
Ron FR copy A Road Trip adventure with our 1988 Land Rover Defender Dec 6 '18 - Cummins Repower Cruise If you’ve been following along for some time now, you know we have the coolest adventure machine known to man and my DREAM CAR! A Land Rover 1988 Defender 110.Two years ago, in February we saw one in St. Thomas, had no idea what it was but thought it was bad ass. We get home and research ... Read More
ultimate off road experience Ultimate Off Roading Experience Telluride CO Nov 30 '18 - Ultimate Off Road Experience in Telluride CO I have a question for you! Would you drive two-half hours around a mountain to get to your destination or 50-minutes off-roading straight through it!? We chose the ladder and took Ophir Pass through San Juan Mountains to get to the Ice Lake Basin trail! If you know me, I am deathly afraid ... Read More
Watkin GlenState Park 5 20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit San Miguel Mexico Nov 27 '18 - SAN MIGUEL San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, was voted the best city in the WORLD for the first time as of 2017. Now that I have been, I can see why! The cobblestone streets, stunning architecture, vibrant colors, and so much culture, it’s no wonder why this hidden gem is becoming not so hidden. I never heard of this place until ... Read More
Fou Ultimate 4 Day Waterfall Road Trip Upstate NY + DOG FRIENDLY Nov 21 '18 - I have been planning road trips all over the country for over a decade. Not to toot my own horn but I would have to say I am pretty darn good at it! I’m all about mapping out the best possible routes to save time, money and jam packing it with the must dos within a specific time frame. This ... Read More

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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!

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