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In early December, mother nature decided to show its force here in North Carolina and gave us snow in the triad and mountains before the winter season even actually began. I mean, just last week in January we were able to witness our beaches covered in white as a winter storm came barreling through delivering over […]

grand staircase-escalante national monument.

As we pulled out of The Grand Canyon we were wild and free, ready for the next adventure. Our minds full of ideas and our legs ready to keep moving — the hiking endorphin’s were pumping and the Highway was in our vision. We didn’t really have any plans as to where we were staying […]

the grand canyon.

Ginger and I started planning for this trip back in March of 2017. We had not a clue or an idea on specifics at this point — just that we wanted to see The Grand Canyon. If we left on a Friday and came back the next Saturday, that would give us 10 days. We […]


Landi yelled at me once and told me to go die. She’s the most fowl-mouthed woman I have ever met in my life — and the best mother and friend that I have always been able to count on as well. People give Landi a lot of shit and she doesn’t get the credit she deserves, […]


Each year we celebrate the season of change by treating ourselves a trip to Asheville, NC. We drink a lot, eat a lot, and see the mountains while gaining more pounds than I care to mention in just 3 short days. Late Thursday night we arrived in Asheville and hit the hay early so we could […]

the sweetest thing.

Before I joined the office world, I was actually a bartender. Throughout the years I was in multiple locations serving up drinks and conversations as I made ends meet and paid myself through college. That’s when I met this girl, Lauren. Then I met her mother, Joan, then I met her younger sister, Brittany. When […]

an october wedding.

At 21 years old I was still pretty young and didn’t really understand a lot about life. I still don’t, but that’s not the point here. I was in college, I felt like a big girl, and I had these two girls that were a little older and they kept me on my feet at […]

little lost cove cliffs.

It was Friday, approximately 6pm, and we hit the road. The 4 of us were ready to skip town, ready for adventure, and ready to be in the wilderness for a few days — so we headed back to our favorite spot in Morganton, NC to the Pisgah National Forest where the Little Lost Cove Cliffs trail […]

the appalachian trail – NC & TN

On Friday’s it’s always a scramble trying to get off work, pack, and hit the road before 6pm. Somehow even with unexpected happenings on this day, the road was finally in our vision as we headed towards the Carvers Gap parking lot. This was a little over 3-hours of driving from Winston Salem. Our intention […]

product review: REI co-op traverse 65 backpack.

When deciding to make the important decision of purchasing a backpack, there are a few factors that I carefully considered first… Do I like the way it feels — first and foremost. If it doesn’t FEEL good, you’ll know it. Frame type — I personally prefer the internal frames because of comfort. They just feel […]