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…

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…

Honeymooning in Lake Tahoe – Kayaking & Eagle Lake Trail

Hi friends, welcome back! Today I’m sharing our last full day honeymooning in Lake Tahoe. Jon and I woke up early determined to make the most of our final day in one of our new favorite places! We started our day kayaking on the lake and had a blast! We enjoyed paddling out into the…

Honeymooning in Lake Tahoe – Emerald Bay Hike

Hi friends, welcome back! Today I’m sharing my favorite and most adventurous day hiking in Lake Tahoe! Jon and I started the day early and arrived at the trail head by 8:30 to avoid any possible parking fiascos. I planned a 7.3 mile out and back hike featuring stunning views of Lake Tahoe and Emerald…

Honeymooning in Lake Tahoe – Sugar Pine Point State Park

Hi friends, welcome back! I’ve got another Lake Tahoe post coming at you! After Jon and I checked out of the Edgewood Tahoe Resort, we drove about fifty minutes through more windy roads and hairpin turns to our Airbnb in Tahoma, CA. Tahoma is about ten minutes south of Tahoe City and where more of…

Honeymooning at the Edgewood Tahoe Resort

Hi friends, welcome back! Today I’m sharing all the details about our stay at the stunning Edgewood Tahoe Resort! Jon and I drove about five hours from Half Moon Bay to the resort located in Stateline, Nevada. As we got closer to Lake Tahoe, the drive became nerve wracking as the narrow roads made seemingly…