Bike · Mountain Biking · Weekend

A Birthday Party on Bikes

My 30th birthday is on Friday, and I decided that I needed to celebrate it in a huge way!  My actual birthday is going to be an incredible adventure (which I’ll reveal later in this post!) but it will be out of town and my friends really wanted to celebrate with me before I left.… Continue reading A Birthday Party on Bikes

camping · HIking · Living in Alaska · Weekend

Midnight Sun Backpacking Trip

Wednesday is the summer solstice, AKA the longest day of the year.  I always try to do something fun to celebrate by spending time outside in the sunshine, and when I saw that this weekend was going to be sunny I planned a quick backpacking trip.  The problem was that I already had a hair… Continue reading Midnight Sun Backpacking Trip

BibRave Pro · Bike · Product Review · Weekend

How Triathletes Can Help Save the Planet

Disclaimer: I received the Eagle Creek Pack-It Sport Active Set to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! Happy belated Earth Day everyone!  I don’t think I really paid much attention to this holiday until… Continue reading How Triathletes Can Help Save the Planet

camping · Living in Alaska · Travel · Weekend · Winter

My First Solo Camping Trip

I’ve always been into camping ever since I was a little girl.  My dad and I spent years going to World’s End State Park in Pennsylvania and camping together on a summer or fall weekend, and it’s something that helped me fall in love with the outdoors. My husband isn’t as big on camping as I… Continue reading My First Solo Camping Trip

Bike · HIking · Living in Alaska · Weekend · Winter

Trying (and Failing At) Some Things

This weekend was a perfect spring weekend in Alaska. The sun was up longer than it was down, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and the temperatures were in the 30s. It was the perfect weekend to get outside!  On Saturday I planned on laying around and being lazy, but my friend wanted to… Continue reading Trying (and Failing At) Some Things

HIking · Living in Alaska · Travel · Weekend · Winter

A Perfect Winter Backpacking Trip

I know that it’s officially spring now, but it’s definitely not spring here in Alaska.  I mean, we’re getting tons of sunlight (over 12 hours a day now!) and it’s what Alaskans would consider warm (above freezing) pretty consistently, but there’s still a lot of snow on the ground.  However, that snow makes for perfect… Continue reading A Perfect Winter Backpacking Trip

Bucket List · HIking · Living in Alaska · Weekend · Winter

A Bucket List Weekend

This weekend was awesome!  I’ve been making my weekends super lazy lately, so I felt like I was due for some adventures.  It was absolutely freezing this weekend – temps were in the low single digits with serious wind – but I didn’t let that stop me! Saturday was the ceremonial start of the Iditarod!… Continue reading A Bucket List Weekend

BibRave Pro · HIking · Living in Alaska · Product Review · Weekend · Winter

Winter Backpacking Trip to Nancy Lake (and Post-Hike Recovery!)

Hi everyone!  Happy 2017!  It feels weird thinking that December is over.  We’re now in the long, dark part of the winter, and I remember feeling really depressed and miserable during this part of my first winter here in Alaska.  Ever since then, I’ve tried to look for ways to stay active and adventurous during… Continue reading Winter Backpacking Trip to Nancy Lake (and Post-Hike Recovery!)

Living in Alaska · Skiing · Weekend · Winter

A Winter Trip to Seward

Hi everyone!  Like I said in my last post, I had a super busy weekend and I couldn’t fit it all into one post.  So I’m back with post #2 about my holiday weekend.  This part of my weekend actually started last Thursday night, when Andrew and I headed down to Seward to stay with… Continue reading A Winter Trip to Seward

HIking · Living in Alaska · Skiing · Weekend · Winter

A Happy Holiday Weekend

Hi everyone!  This weekend was filled with so much awesome stuff that I’m going to need to split it into two posts.  And there’s no better way to start off than by focusing on Christmas and the start of Hanukkah! On Christmas Eve back in Philly, we used to host a party for both of… Continue reading A Happy Holiday Weekend