Tenaya Lodge - Luxury, Adventure, and a Bit of Holiday Magic!

Tenaya Lodge - Luxury, Adventure, and a Bit of Holiday Magic!

I’m not sure if it’s missing the midwest snow, dreaming of mountains, or too many Hallmark movies that take place in lodges, but I’ve always wanted to spend the holidays at a mountain lodge. After staying at Tenaya Lodge near Yosemite, I see why; it’s magical!

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10 Great Travel Gifts For The Adventurer In Your Life! (BONUS: 3 Amazing Stocking Stuffer Ideas)

10 Great Travel Gifts For The Adventurer In Your Life! (BONUS: 3 Amazing Stocking Stuffer Ideas)

IT’S CHRISTMAS! IT’S CHRISTMAS! IT’S CHRISTMAS!!! Anyone else get this excited for the holiday season? Every year for my level of holiday excitement, there is an equal level of confusion and slight panic when it comes to buying presents.

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5 Reasons You Should Book A Trip To Central New York

5 Reasons You Should Book A Trip To Central New York

When most people think of New York they think of the city. But I had the luxury of spending two weeks exploring the central part of the state and couldn’t get enough!

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To Raft or Not to Raft...

The Killer Kern. That's what they call it. The Kern River has claimed over 280 lives since 1968 and another 8 this summer alone.

When story after story started coming out about the extremely dangerous water levels this year and the accidents started piling up I had some MAJOR second thoughts.

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Pushing Out of My Comfort Zone...and Beyond!

Pushing Out of My Comfort Zone...and Beyond!

I've been afraid of almost everything I've done on this show which has made it all such an epic adventure and helped me grow so much as a person. I try to stick within my safety limits and hover right between exhilarating and scary. Little did I know a place like Pismo Beach would push me right to that edge!

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The Power of Chicago

The Power of Chicago

There's something about Chicago. It's sort of like the mean neighbor you tried really hard not to like but there's just something about him that you can't stop thinking about...and before you know it you're in a full on love affair! At least that's how this city was for me. 

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Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

When people think of Costa Rica they think of adventure. So what better place to go and do as much as possible than Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. It's a one-stop shop for adventure! 

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The Springs Resort & Spa - Costa Rica

The Springs Resort & Spa - Costa Rica

I never believed that where you stayed could make the trip. I always figured the destination was the only thing that mattered and then give me a motel, a tent, my car, or even just the ground to close my eyes in between adventures. And then I stayed at the Springs Resort and Spa in Costa Rica. Talk about luxury and bringing a vacation to another level!

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National Park 100 - For the Newcomer...

National Park 100 - For the Newcomer...

As I sit here and I think about how a few years ago I didn't know anything about the national parks, how I could barely list 5 of them, and how now I've fallen in love and made a passion out of exploring them, I'm blown away!

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Mighty Mongoose, Mighty Adventure

Mighty Mongoose, Mighty Adventure

I am constantly on the lookout for new adventures to feature for my show. It's easy to dream about all the countries, national parks, and huge adventures I want to take for Monica Goes. But sometimes I just want to find a unique local adventure to mix it up and show people that you don't have to continent hop to discover something new.

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National Park Pics

National Park Pics

I was coming up with ideas for my weekly vlogs on YouTube and looking through my photos and videos and realized, I have racked up quite a few national parks! So I created two different segments called 6 National Parks in 60 Seconds.

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American Oktoberfest at Alpine Village

American Oktoberfest at Alpine Village

Let's see, I love October, dancing, food, and beer, so when I wanted to create an episode that encapsulated a fall adventure, finding a local Oktoberfest seemed a winning choice.

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