...I've fallen madly in love with you. After a scheduling screwup in Washington last year, I literally had to blaze my way down the west coast 80mph to get home in time to meet an important deadline. This meant I had to pass through all the gorgeous spots in Oregon I had previously seen photos of, but I knew I'd be back. I spent a few days in the gorge and Hood regions during my infamous blood clot road trip a few months later, an...

Last summer I took off on an epic road trip through the western United States and Canada, which had me hitting Utah, Montana, Alberta, Washington and Oregon, and then heading back to California. I planned on spending the most time in Oregon, but just two days after arriving and getting my first taste of the Columbia River Gorge, I found myself in the hospital with a blood clot and two pulmonary embolisms. I was just as scared as I was mad...

Havasupai is one of those places that you might only get to do once in your life, so when you go, you really want to make the most of it. As I mentioned in my last post, it's a twenty mile roundtrip hike, and most people choose to camp out for several nights. Not only was I trying to pack warm (overnight lows were in the 30s), but I had a whopping 18 pounds of camera gear. So…how to cram everything I needed into a 65L backpacking bag?...

I saw a photo of Havasupai a few years ago on Instagram, and ever since then, it's been on my bucket list. Was the water really as blue as the pictures suggested? Spoiler alert: It is. In February, my friend Holly was lucky enough to snag four permits for the first week of April, and I didn't even check my schedule before I said yes. It was going to be chilly and packing was going to take some planning, but I was beyond excited to...

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