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Posts from the ‘Travel’ category

Yes, Black People Swim

We’re clearly out there. The mountains are also a melting pot of a variety of different people hiking native lands, and yet we are only now barely seeing these faces in popular media.

Me at the Grand Canyon

The Road Trip From California to Texas

My best friend and I found ourselves, once again, traveling by car across the country. I didn’t need to, but I jumped in the car to spend the last few days that I will have for a while with my best friend.

My Experience Hiking the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge: Mount Wilson

We had prepared, but we begrudgingly anticipated the lingering feeling of sore muscles days after leaving the face of Mount Wilson, the first in our Six Pack of Peaks Challenge.

What You Should Know Before Venturing Out Into Nature

Although I’m happy to see people getting outside and connecting with nature, I would like to see more education on stewardship of the land.

Hoka One One Hiking Shoes

The Ten-Year Trek

As I looked down at the new shoes on my feet, I let my mind wander to think of the past ten years out on the…

Flagstaff Arizona to Los Angeles, CA

Two Thousand Miles In Two Days

Two thousand and two miles and seven states in twenty-nine hours. My sister and I drove that distance in a small Hyundai Sonata from Tennessee to California. We celebrated as he passed state lines, posed in front of state signs, and nearly killed each other in the last eight hours before we made it to California.

Anonymity In Art: Novel House

There’s an abandoned house tired with cracks that reveal its age. It is wearing thin of its drywall, and the structure seems to degrade and crumble…

A Vegetarian In Texas

The look of shock and horror had crept up on her face. I sensed jolts of confusion from her as I spoke the words. “I would like the number four without meat.”

The Coldest Spring In Chicago

I quickly learned that the best time to visit the third largest city in the U.S, is not April through May due to the unpredictability of the weather. What I also learned was that Chicago is a beautiful city full of wonderful people, delicious food, and gorgeous architecture.

How to Experience Lake Tahoe Without Burning Down Your Cabin

A billowing pile of smoke was rising from the fire we had lit inside the antique wood-burning fireplace that was housed inside the authentic, hand-made old-fashioned…

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