Valley of Fire – Nevada State Park

Hi friends, welcome back! I’m changing it up from my spring adventures in NYC and beginning a new series about my hiking trip out west. This trip came to fruition because my mom wanted to celebrate her 60th birthday hiking out west with my sisters and I. Her birthday was in February, but there aren’t…

A Long Weekend in Philly – Eastern State Penitentiary & Pizza

Hi friends, welcome back to part three of our Philly adventures! In case you missed the first two parts, you can read part one here and part two here. After stopping at the Rocky Statue, Jon and I walked to one of my favorite parts of the trip, the Eastern State Penitentiary. This National Historic…

A Long Weekend in Philly – Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and Rocky

Hi friends, welcome back to part two of our Philly adventures! In case you missed part one, you can check it out here. Part two picks up after our walking tour and inside Independence Hall. To see inside Independence Hall, you need tickets for a National Park Service guided tour. The tickets cost a $1…

A Long Weekend in Philly – Historic Walking Tour

Hi friends, welcome back! Every year, Jon and I go on a fall getaway, and this year we decided to spend a long weekend (October 8th - 11th) in Philadelphia. We chose Philadelphia because it’s less than a two-hour drive from NYC, we love learning about history, checking out museums, and surprisingly neither of us…

Pinnacle Peak Hike – Scottsdale, AZ

Hi friends, welcome back! Two months ago I headed to Scottsdale, Arizona to attend my best friend Beth’s bachelorette party. I had never been to Arizona before so I was excited that the agenda included a hike. As you can imagine, we were all nervous about the heat waves out west this summer, so we…

Honeymoon Finale – El Capitan & The Golden Gate Bridge

Hi friends, welcome back to the last post of the honeymoon series (*insert my sad face*)! I hope you've enjoyed the series as much as I have! It’s crazy that our honeymoon was over two months ago, it feels like yesterday and forever ago at the same time. Anyways, after Jon and I finished our hike…

Honeymooning in Yosemite – Vernal and Nevada Falls Hike

Hi friends, welcome back! Today I’m sharing part three of Yosemite National Park and our absolute favorite hike of the honeymoon! Jon and I read tons of reviews of the Vernal and Nevada Falls via the Mist Trail on the All Trails App, so we knew this hike would be challenging with tons of stairs,…

Honeymooning in Yosemite – Exploring Yosemite Valley

Hi friends, welcome back to our second day in Yosemite National Park! After hiking over nine miles the previous day, Jon and I decided to take it easy and explore the Valley. We knew our second hike would be quite strenuous, so we made the smart decision to give our legs a bit of rest.…

Honeymooning in Yosemite – Sentinel Dome Hike

Hi friends, welcome back! The posts you’ve been waiting for are finally here…YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK! I’ve been procrastinating on my Yosemite posts, but for a legitimate reason. It’s so difficult to find the words to describe how truly special this park is. It’s one of those places that lives up to the hype and leaves…