Why Snorkeling The Silfra Fissure In Iceland Was My Favorite Adventure

Why Snorkeling The Silfra Fissure In Iceland Was My Favorite Adventure

When we arrived, there was one other person who had signed up for a wet-suit who changed her mind so out of hundreds of people snorkeling for the day it was just Kristin and I braving the cold. We were told it was the choice between driving a school bus and driving a Ferrari, of course we chose the Ferrari!!!

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10 Things To Do In Tempe Arizona

10 Things To Do In Tempe Arizona

Man, every time I go to or through Arizona I just fall more in love with that state! From the desert wilderness, to the red rocks, to the mountaintops, it just gets more and more beautiful! But when I had the chance to visit Tempe last month I wasn’t sure what to expect other than a fun little college town.

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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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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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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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Why YouTube Scares Me

Why YouTube Scares Me

I've been creating and hosting Monica Goes for over two years now and I have a confession...YouTube scares me. This entire social media, blogging, and vlogging world scares me! I feel a bit old and late to the game. When I started, I had to google "how to use twitter". All I ever wanted to do was host and inspire people to go on adventures! 

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Monica Goes...Let's Keep Going!

Monica Goes...Let's Keep Going!

When I started this show I had no idea what it would become. All I knew was that taking adventures, pushing out of my comfort zone, and inspiring people to do the same was something that meant a lot to me and that this was a way for me to share that. I had no idea how much it would change my life! Five minutes into shooting the first episode I knew that this was what I was meant to do for the rest of my life! 

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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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Shooting a Webseries on an iPhone

Shooting a Webseries on an iPhone

For me it was a way to start. A way to learn about this whole hosting thing and taking videos when I'm out and about. I never could have dreamed the show would take off and get to the point where it is today. And all shot on my iPhone!

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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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