why you should go camping – and how to do it {angeles national forest}

Ahh, the great outdoors. No better way to reset than spending a weekend in the forest with no cell service but instead with sun rays, hammock naps, and slow mornings. They sure can do the body good. I’ve been pretty open about my anxiety, about evaluating the possible triggers (if any) when my nerves are high and addressing […]

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yosemite national park

2017 has been and will be the year of traveling, and I’m not mad about it. We’ve been out of town the past few weekends and will have some time to recover these next couple of days before we hop on a plane again next week (can’t wait to share the destination!). I’m grateful for […]

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tomales bay

Not a land of fresh tamales…though, would that be heaven? This Fourth of July, as we have the last 3 years (see here, here, and here), we went on a camping trip. This time to Northern California with our adventure guide, Hank. I never know quite what I’m getting myself into, and we almost always […]

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life as of late

Man, it’s been a while. Still trying to figure out that work-life balance thing. March was a busy month for me – what with spending the entirety of my days editing, shooting footage, and recording voiceover for a big video project at work, as well as attending a slew of casting workshops in the evenings and on […]

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Adventure Team 9

We have been so, so busy the past couple of months with visitors and plans and work that our fridge is empty, a giant pile of sheets and towels is laying in the middle of our living room, we ran out of poop bags for Kipling, I haven’t been able to finish the fifth Harry Potter […]

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25 for my 25th : progress

Admittedly, I have not crossed off as many things on this list as I would’ve liked to by now, but I do have some plans in motion. I have exactly three months left until my birthday. A little update on my 25 for 25th list: 1. Visit Portland, Oregon √ 3. Make my own sandwich bread […]

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joshua tree

As things go…two months later I’ve finished my last roll of film. The majority of the photos are from our Easter camping trip to Joshua Tree (I shared a few here). Though I still prefer the forests, the wide open desert spaces, the jumbo rocks, and the quirky trees were a fun change from our […]

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our big bear camping trip

Remember how I always have a few photos from an event on a roll of film that I have yet to finish or develop? Well, here are those few (or maybe a little more than a few) photos from our Big Bear camping trip with my brother and niece. Like I said, we just had […]

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our fourth of july

For the 4th of July weekend, we went camping (again) but this time with my brother and niece in Big Bear! Rain was on the forecast for the entire weekend, but we were able to dodge it with a tarp, and it thankfully held off most of the time. We hiked a couple of trails, […]

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