Top 20 inspirational quotes 2019 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
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
top-female-influencers-2019 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 ever ... Read More
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
One Day Two Parks Dozens of waterfalls All Pet Friendly Nov 21 '18- Day 3 of four After spending the day before at Letchworth State Park we were excited to see what Buttermilk Falls and Robert H. Treman SP had in store for us.  It was perfect because both parks were only five minutes apart allowing us to have a full day of exploring with little driving time. Our experience sounded a little ... Read More
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

HELLO!

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!