Last week I returned from a backpacking trip in Wyoming’s Wind River Range with And She’s Dope Too (ASDT), a women’s outdoor collective that offers retreats all over the western U.S. — and has a large online community, supporting all kinds of talented ladies.

If Panama isn’t on your list, it really should be. I just spent the last two weeks in paradise with UnCruise Adventures aboard the Safari Voyager as we traveled from the Pacific side of Costa Rica to the Caribbean coast of Panama, and from postcard-worthy beaches to primo birding, it was incredible. UnCruise expedition ships do not have WiFi or cable, and after three trips with them over the last two years, I’ve grown to love that. When w...

When traveling to a new part of the country for the first time, I want the scoop on two things: The best places to eat and where to catch a good sunrise. Mount Rushmore usually comes to mind when people think of places to visit in South Dakota, but the western part of the state boasts both an impressive food scene and all kinds of wild landscapes. While the temps are a bit chilly in January, there was so much warmth in each town I visited...

I first visited White Sands National Monument when I was about eleven years old, and I was utterly fascinated by the landscape. I had never seen dunes before, and from the ripples to the way the sand sparkled under the sun, this was a spot that really stuck with me. In college I bookmarked a few sunset photos of White Sands that I found online, and I promised myself I'd return someday. Getting to see this landscape on my six-week Sout...

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