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Fifty by Fifty

Growing up I feel truly blessed getting to travel as much as I did. My family loved going on trips together, I got to travel a bunch for swimming, and tagged along every now and then when my Dad had out of state meetings. When I was young I may not have taken each destination into appreciation like I should have or really had the opportunity to explore, so I officially added it to my bucket list to see all fifty states by the time I am fifty!

Red Rock Canyon

Welcome to Red Rock Canyon, one of - if not the, most popular Park in Nevada! This beautiful slice of life sits on the Mojave Desert and is home to stunning hikes, views, climbs, and tortoises! [I know I know, the excitement is real]. 

Seven Magic Mountains

Let's be honest, does one really go to Vegas without the iconic Seven Magic Mountain pic? I think not 😎. This art exhibit has been on my 'insta' bucketlist for a while. I convinced my mom to make a drive with me and let's just say... it's totally worth it. 

Where To See Golden Aspens In Colorado

There are few things better than fresh fall air in the mountains. I may be bias growing up here in Colorado, but nothing is better than the Aspen leaves changing for fall. The typical Golden season is just in September, so as soon as you have a free moment go - and if you'll miss this season add it to your bucketlist, because this beauty deserves to be seen. 

Olympics

2012 was a very monumental year in my life. I began to feel what worldly travel is really like after going to Nicaragua for my first Mission trip and then to London for the 2012 Olympics. My mom and I went to cheer on one of the most beautiful and genuine people I have ever known, Missy Franklin. I grew up with the blessing of having Missy as one of my closet friends. I truly believe my middle school years could not have been possible with our daily laughs in 7th period, our countless Facebook 'button' exchanges and our quote books from StumbleUpon. Her spirit was infections and how blessed I was by her friendship!

Disneyland

I was proudly the happiest 20 year old at Disneyland the other day. Rashawn was so sweet and got me tickets to Disneyland, California for Christmas because I have been wanting to go with him for so long! We got so lucky because we went just in time for to see the 60th Anniversary decorations still up, and the park was still decorated for Christmas as well so we got double the magic!! 

Pacific Coast Highway

It is safe to say I have a thing for coastal drives. Between my Island Tour of Oahu, driving the Road To Hana, or the Piliani Highway and now the Pacific Coast Highway: oceanside is the place to be. The drives are so amazing because who doesn't sit in awe of the amazing coasts we have?! The drive its self is so beautiful and there is actually so much to do on the way! We will be back because we didn't get to see and do all we wanted!

Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee home to the honky tonk tunes, southern food, and of course those good southern feels! I have been to Tennessee quite a few times to visit my Omi and Opi, and usually our trips to Nashville include a great lunch and a trip to Opry Mills Mall. But this time I got a chance to explore the city! 

Christmas In Tennessee

This Christmas my family broke tradition of spending Christmas in Colorado and we went to Tennessee! Ever sense I was born, minus maybe two years, we have hosted the family Christmas at my house. With my Omi and Opi getting older, and hating airport security, we decided to give them a year off and fly to them! 

Parthenon

There is so much to see and do in Tennessee from eating all the delicious southern food or dancing to the country music a lot of people don't realize it is also home to a full size replica of the ancient Greece Parthenon!  It is so beautiful and so cool to bask in its massiveness! 

Camping at Haleakala

Imagine waking up to the sounds of waves crashing and the golden sunlight warming your skin through your tent window all while sitting on a cliff overlooking Maui's ocean. Let me tell you: it's true paradise. While in Maui, after driving the Road to Hana our plan was to camp at Haleakala National Park. I orginally got this idea from saving money rather than staying at the Hana Hotel. Once we arrived in Maui our shuttle driver told me that same "imagine..." and I was so excited for my camping experience!

Piilani Highway

Besides the actual Road to Hana, the road out of Hana was my second favorite thing about Maui. The Piilani Highway was also unlike any drive I have ever been on! It felt like we were driving through every climate from Rainforest, to the African dessert, to Rocky Mountains, the Piilani Highway will show you it all. A lot of people drive to Hana and turn around and drive out but I promise you if you keep chugging on you will not regret it!