When I tell someone I’m not on speaking terms with my mom, I’m met with a raised eyebrow or incredulous questions. How can a child abandon the mother that brought them into the world, who raised them? I’ve had to learn that being selfish is not a bad thing. So, here is the permission you didn’t need to cut that toxic person out of your life.Read More
Here are 5 ways I’m minimizing my environmental impact and 5 ways I’m failing.Read More
I’m on the quest for the perfect mac n’ cheese.Read More
From Haleakala to Canyonlands, looking back at visiting 20 national parks.Read More
When one thinks affordable international destinations, Japan likely doesn’t come to the top of mind. It can be expensive to travel to the ramen capital of the world, but if you’re savvy, you can experience our favorite country yet without breaking the bank. Here is how we traveled to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and the Japanese countryside, affordably.Read More
There is ice cream, and then there is Little Man’s Salted Oreo.
It doesn’t get better than that salty punch, followed by the sweet creaminess of Oreo insides, ended by the chocolaty cookie crunch, all in a waffle cone. It’s worth waiting in an hour line for.
Some of my best friends are adamant that salty and sweet do not belong together.
I am here to wholeheartedly disagree.
Salted Oreo is the validation I’ve search for for my entire life.Read More
The millennial outside is me.
And if you’re a young person, whether by age or by heart who loves the outdoors, The millennial outside is also you.
Welcome. Let’s adventure.Read More
There’s this tiny tempura restaurant in the bowels of Tokyo Station.
To get there, you have to take a train into the station, search, through the throbbing mass of people, for the main exit, find a staircase off to your right, which takes you down, down, down, to another level, which is called Granville, and is not under Tokyo Station, as far as I can tell, but under the city itself.
When you’re there, you’re in an underground city. Hallways filled with stores and restaurants snake every which way and suddenly you realize how there are so many people in Tokyo: it’s because they live underground, like mole people.Read More
Former self, wide-eyed college freshman, current self and, let’s be honest, future self, here’s my advice to you:
Put yourself out there. Take a risk. Stand up for yourself.
It doesn’t matter if you want to be a writer or an artist or a lawyer or just to be considered for a promotion at work.
Opportunity is not going to come to you if you don’t speak up.Read More
What nobody told me before we planned our wedding and got married.Read More
The effects of climate change are making a huge impact on the ski and snowboard industry. What does the future of skiing hold?Read More
Shanelle Saunders, acting fire information officer and lead firefighter on the Wawona Engine Module for Yosemite National Park, shares why fires are good for the forest.Read More
Interview with Maddy Pierce, snow-maker at Copper Mountain ResortRead More
Interview with Ivy Matthews, lift operator at Copper Mountain ResortRead More
Finding balance between being an introvert and extreme FOMO in JOMO: the joy of missing out.Read More