Mission: Wolf, Westcliffe, Colorado

Mission: Wolf, Westcliffe, Colorado

Located in the Wet Mountains about 40 minutes outside of small town of Westcliffe (pop.=600) in Colorado is one of the most remarkable places in the world- Mission:Wolf Mission:Wolf is a wolf sanctuary run by Kent Weber and Tracy Brooks. They, along with many volunteers, care for 38 wolves and wolf/dog crosses that were once … Continue reading

Sykes Hot Springs, Big Sur, California

Sykes Hot Springs, Big Sur, California

Need a break from the city? How do some relaxing hot springs in the wilderness sound?  Sykes Hot Springs are is of the best “hidden” treasures in the greater Bay Area. Located in the Ventana Wilderness in Big Sur, these smelly and incredibly comfortable hot springs provide much needed relief for weary backpackers making their … Continue reading

New Years Resolution: Become a Minimalist

New Years Resolution: Become a Minimalist

After spending the majority of 2013 traveling, there is one thing I have come to find extremely useful- having less stuff. This whole concept of minimalism is not a new one, however, it goes against the American ideal that material possessions are a direct indicator of wealth and success. This is one ideal I am … Continue reading

A Bunny Christmas!

A Bunny Christmas!

I have a bunny that lives cage-free in my kitchen named Darius (recently named I should add as his name last week was Tobias and previously was Sunflower, Sunshine and Broccoli). It is hard to decide what to get a bunny named Darius for Christmas. Do you get him a carrot? A new waterer? Well, this … Continue reading

Falling with Flowers in Moab, Utah

Falling with Flowers in Moab, Utah

After returning from a few months in Central America, I had a week back home in sunny California before I needed to start heading to Colorado for training for my summer job. Instead of flying, like I had in the past, I thought it might be fun to drive. This way I could visit some … Continue reading

Half Dome as Bananas, Yosemite, California

Half Dome as Bananas, Yosemite, California

So after finally returning back to California after 8 months of solid travel abroad and within the United States, I realized that, alas, I had never been to Yosemite!! Being only four hours away, Yosemite was practically my backyard and yet I had neglected its beautiful and rigorous trails. Luckily, it was also about this … Continue reading