The Kern River is known for it's brutal waters and high death toll, and this summer was particularly treacherous! So rafting down the Killer Kern was a way for me to take a big fear head on and show people that if I can do it, anyone can! From screaming, to crying, to laughing, this adventure tested my limits and created a whole new adrenaline love! 



For a winter adventure, I decided to head to Sequoia National Park and snowshoe amongst giants! Take a tour of the Giant Forest, Wusksachi Lodge, and the parks glorious vistas in the latest episode.


For my latest adventure I headed to the nation's capitol, Washington D.C. I'll show you around all the major attractions and then head off the beaten path. With Shenandoah National Park only two hours away, I decided to go hike Overall Run Falls hike and check out Luray Caverns. Leave it to me to find wilderness even in an urban adventure!


Join me in my favorite city, NASHVILLE! I'll give you a glimpse at the downtown life and then take you outside the city for lots and lots of waterfalls!


Who knew that an incredible national park was so close to Los Angeles and a different world entirely! Channel Islands National Park consists of five islands off the coast of Ventura and Santa Cruz Island was such an incredible day trip! We hiked the Potato Harbor trail and then cooled off snorkeling in the bright blue waters. This amazing place really is two awesome parks in one!


Surfing, Seabikes, Spa, Carlsbad California is the perfect beachside town for an adventure! I stayed at the incredible Cape Rey Carlsbad which was the perfect place to relax in between adventures at Carlsbad Lagoon and Surfhouse Adventures. 30 minutes north of San Diego and the perfect weekend getaway! 


I fell in love with Utah at Zion National Park so I came back to check out another Mighty 5, Bryce Canyon! My most beautiful episode to date! The Amphitheater, a hidden waterfall, sunrises and sunsets to make you cry! Make sure to watch it in 4K.


I love Michigan's Upper Peninsula! It's another world up there! With loads and loads of incredible waterfalls, pasties and smoked fish, and the incredible Pictured Rocks National Park, this place is like no other!


This is a particularly special episode for me because it's from my hometown of Lansing Michigan! I loved getting to discover all the new food places, new adventures, and a growing Old Town. Not to mention getting to see the city from new perspectives on the water! To learn more about this incredible city check out the links below.

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Check out the luxurious Springs Resort in Spa in Costa Rica then go on some adventure at Club Rio! From Arenal Volcano, to an animal sanctuary, to tubing down the river, this resort had it all!


Nothing says epic adventure like standing on top of an active volcano! Our amazing drivers and tour guides from Odyssey Tours suggested a quick side trip to check out Poas Volcano and it was so worth it! 


Continuing on our road trip to Denver we stopped at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. This incredible desert landscape ranged from Blue Mesa Badlands, to Petroglyphs, to triassic period wood. The desert will never stop amazing me with it's variety!




2017 has been a CRAZY year!!! With so many life changes, highs and lows, and seriously EPIC adventures! From Ireland, to Iceland, to Jamaica, to all around the United States, it's been an incredible year! Here are some of the highlights.


Being away from home, I sometimes forget how awesome of a destination Los Angeles is for travelers! So for this episode I am taking ya'll around some unique L.A. From Echo Park Pedal Boating, to horseback riding in Hollywood to bike rides in Venice Beach, I'll show you three very different ways to experience Los Angeles. 



What a way to start an epic road trip! Kicking it off with Goldfield Ghost Town and some epic views was an excellent introduction to Arizona!



In the second part of my Ireland adventure I headed to Limerick to check out King John's Castle, the International Band Festival, and the Hunt Museum. Enjoy!​


In the last of my Costa Rican adventures, I'll take you to La Fortuna Waterfall near Arenal. Swimming is allowed at the base of the falls but it's not as easy as photos make it look!


For the second half of my Costa Rican trip I stayed at the incredible Peace Lodge. Here, they feature an animal sanctuary and the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. From kissing Toucans to getting an up close view of a jungle cat feeding, this was another awesome adventure!


To kick off the new year I headed to Newport Beach California to go kayaking and whale watching. Check out this awesome 4k video for a full on ocean adventure!


For the latest episode I went camping in Joshua Tree National Park and decided to shoot a Guerrilla Style episode. From hiking Barker Dam to the Hall of Horrors to freezing temperatures at night it was quite the experience!


Check out the luxurious Springs Resort in Spa in Costa Rica then go on some adventure at Club Rio! From Arenal Volcano, to an animal sanctuary, to tubing down the river, this resort had it all!


The Devil's Bridge is as intense as it sounds and SO much better. This incredible hike takes you up sandstone rocks and has incredible views of the Red Rocks of Sedona. The Bridge itself is the largest natural sandstone arch around Sedona and walking out onto it is definitely an experience that will test your fear of heights! 



There is no place more magical than the Cliffs of Moher! These stunning cliffs are Ireland's #1 most visited natural attraction. I took a Paddywagon tour from Dublin along the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way to get to these stunning beauties. Check out Kinvara, the Baby Cliffs, Bunratty Castle, and of course the Cliffs of Moher.


The Windy City! So many awesome things about Chicago so here is a quick glimpse. From boat tours, to the sky deck, to more and more food, I love the city so much and hope this inspires you to check it out!​​


For the second round of the Cancun CEO Campaign I explored Hollywood, California! From the Walk of Fame to an up close and personal view of the Hollywood sign, I'll show you why people come from all over the world to visit this iconic destination!


Iceland, the land of waterfalls, epic road trips and stunning landscapes. From the awesome city of Reykjavik to true gems out in the countryside like hidden hikes and the northern lights, Iceland was a dream come true. And of course, we had to hit the famous Blue Lagoon.


Pismo Beach is about three hours north of Los Angeles and a different world entirely! Between the Oceano Dunes and Dinosaur Caves Park, Pismo has it all! 


Adventure comes in all shapes, sizes, and speeds! So I headed to Lancaster California to check out the LA County Air Show. Check out how amazing these giant planes and trick pilots are as well as the famous Poppy Reserve and some local culture. 



October is my favorite time to go back to Michigan and no trip to Lansing is complete without a visit to Uncle John's Cider Mill! From donuts, to pumpkins, to wine, this place is amazing! I was also lucky enough to catch the Grand Ledge Color Festival and experience the beautiful Fitzgerald Park. 


In my most extreme episode, I will take you guys cave kayaking at Dinosaur Cave Park in Pismo Beach! I had no idea what I was in for or how much fun I would have throwing myself out of my comfort zone! 


So many incredible things to see along the Golden Circle in Iceland! Oxararfoss Waterfall, Silfra Fissure, Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, Gullfoss, Kerid Crater, and Skalholt Cathedral! Despite the freezing cold, I danced my way around Iceland enjoying this incredible country!


Located between the lower and upper peninsula in Michigan, Mackinac Island is one of the most unique places I've ever been! Between the victorian buildings, the horses carting people around, and the beautiful bike loop trail, this island is a world of it's own!

In the very first episode of Winederlust, Bentley and I head right to our backyard to check out the Deukmejian Wilderness Park for Harvest Day at the Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy. We checked out a quick hiking trail before learning how to harvest grapes and turn them into delicious wine!


No roadtrip would be complete without some backroads and unplanned stops! In this episode we drove through Tonto National Forest and Coconino National Forests and after a slight detour ended up at Montezuma Castle. 



There's a HUGE craze around food tours these days and since I'm always looking for unique ways to explore cities it seemed like an excellent way to check out San Diego! Join me on the Bite San Diego food tour and then I'll attempt to hike it off on Woodson Trail up to Potato Chip Rock!


I had the incredible opportunity to go to Dublin Ireland for St. Patrick's Day for Matador Network and Tourism Ireland. From the parade, to the Guinness Factory, to live music and pubs, Dublin was quite the experience!


Traverse City blew me away with the variety of stunning landscapes, it's quaint city, and it's incredible food and drinks. From the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, to the Cherry Republic, to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Traverse City area has so much to offer!


Check out one of southern California's most epic hikes to the Devil's Chair at the Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area. Complete with a canyon, switchbacks, fault lines, and a stunning finish, this is one of my new favorite hikes!​​​​​​


The drive from Reykjavik to Vik in Iceland is one of the most incredible drives I've ever been on! From the incredible Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls, to the Sólheimasandur Plane Site, to the ridiculous black sand beach at Vik, this drive features some of Iceland's most incredible sites!


My bucket list Costa Rican adventure...that terrified the crap outta me! Have a look at what it's like to zoom hundreds of feet about the jungle on a zipline! 


Iceland is the only place in the world where you can snorkel in between the two tectonic plates. The water is just above freezing and I opted to go in the wet suit instead of dry meaning I felt every cold bit of it. This was by far the "coolest" thing I did in Iceland and in this episode you will see why!