December 25, 2018

For my family, this is a time for conversations, cookies, hikes, belly laughs, Mom’s meatloaf, kitty snuggles, sitting in the backyard watching the sun set and reflecting on the last 12 months. We discuss which nonprofits we support, and what we are doing to make the world a better place. What excit...

November 16, 2018

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 sun...

October 29, 2018

I drove through Bend, Oregon last fall, but I didn’t have much time to explore the surrounding areas, so I promised myself I’d spend a few days here on my next northwest road trip. From the views of the Cascade range to an abundance of amazing eateries, it's official: I’ve fallen madly in love w...

October 20, 2018

I was born and raised in Massachusetts, so when my parents made the shocking decision to move to California in the middle of my freshman year of high school, I was heartbroken. But flash forward three years, and I was so stoked on the west coast, I didn't even bother applying to colleges outside...

September 21, 2018

For every crowded trail and fully booked campground, there is place, somewhere out there, where the only footsteps you’ll hear are your own. When you finally find that spot, you’ll plunk down in your camp chair and let out a deeply satisfied sigh as you take in the landscape around you. It may sound...

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