Hey there, aspiring adventurer!

I've always been curious about our world since I was a little one. Now, I'm incredibly blessed through the art of writing (and the Internet!) that I can share what I learned about this world as I explore.

I provide more than guides but tips to encourage yourself to seek majestic beauty through trips you've never taken, things you've never experienced, hikes you have to conquer, and take that step to be a confident adventurer. There are so many stories surrounding these places and I want to be that storyteller for you.





Tag: mountains

Hiking Aspen Corner in Flagstaff: The Perfect Autumn Escape

Hiking Aspen Corner in Flagstaff: The Perfect Autumn Escape

The autumn season prepares you to break out those boots, have you trying all pumpkin-flavored drinks and desserts, finding your next Halloween costume, binge on scary movies, and bring you the excitement of the leaves’ colors changing. If you’re visiting or living in Arizona, you […]

Stumbling Upon Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, Arizona by Accident

Stumbling Upon Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, Arizona by Accident

A 2-hour road trip to Sedona to do the Devil’s Bridge hike led my friends and me on an unplanned adventure. We hiked, then we had plans to visit Sedona’s Slide Rock State Park, but by the time we arrived, it was closed. So, then […]

Exploring Humboldt Mountain: A True Hidden Gem in Arizona

Exploring Humboldt Mountain: A True Hidden Gem in Arizona

Instagram is one of the best apps to use if you want to gain some ideas on where to go for your next exploration destination. That’s actually where I got more than half of my ideas of where I’d like to explore, aside from finding […]

What To Expect On Your First Time Horseback Riding Experience

What To Expect On Your First Time Horseback Riding Experience

Hiking the trails in Arizona, I have always come across horseback riders that I would stop and pave way for to let them get ahead on these trails. There are numerous, close to infinite, trails in this state with rocky and deserted terrains that create […]

First Time Camping Out In The Desert (and Sleeping Under The Stars)

First Time Camping Out In The Desert (and Sleeping Under The Stars)

The other day was a trip I’ll never forget in my life and an eye-opening experience as I’ve been shifting into making Arizona and the desert feel like home. A couple of my girlfriends and I decided to camp, randomly, on a Wednesday night. For […]

Best Places To See In San Francisco, California, For Your First Time (including Yosemite National Park)

Best Places To See In San Francisco, California, For Your First Time (including Yosemite National Park)

Collaboration Blog Post by Leslie Lopez and Gabrielle Sales (Side note: This will be quite a lengthy and detailed post about San Francisco, but grab a snack and maybe a beer while you read through our suggested itinerary.) San Francisco is a city we all […]

Between Nevada and California: Death Valley National Park is The Lowest, Hottest, and Driest National Park in The Nation

Between Nevada and California: Death Valley National Park is The Lowest, Hottest, and Driest National Park in The Nation

When I went to Las Vegas last month, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to explore Death Valley National Park. Everywhere I go to now, I plan to visit a national park or some remarkable nature out there. Almost 2 hours […]

Arizona: Hiking The Waterfall Trail at White Tank Mountains

Arizona: Hiking The Waterfall Trail at White Tank Mountains

Just 13 minutes away from home here in Arizona lies the White Tank Mountains. Every time I run outside and step outside our neighborhood in Surprise, Arizona, my views are always overshadowed by these glorious rugged mountains that have canyons and ridges within them. These […]

Visiting Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona: Find Millions of Cacti

Visiting Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona: Find Millions of Cacti

The other day (October 14) was the 24th birthday of Saguaro National Park! I moved here temporarily in Arizona on September 29th to spend time here to relax with my family, especially with my parents who moved here almost a year ago. Coming to this […]

How I Made the Most of 24 Hours in Colorado (featuring the Rocky Mountains)

How I Made the Most of 24 Hours in Colorado (featuring the Rocky Mountains)

Nobody ever forgets the first time they travel alone. In May, after spending time with my parents in their home state of Arizona, I decided to take that plunge to do some solo traveling and it was going to be my first time. I said […]