10 Amazing Hikes Around Southern California

10 Amazing Hikes Around Southern California

There are SO many hiking trails around Southern California that this list could be endless! And I have only explored a small section in my eight years living in Los Angeles. Going off of the many places I’ve had the pleasure of hiking, here are my top 10 favorite hikes around Southern (and a couple in Central) California!

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10 Tips for Beginner Hikers

10 Tips for Beginner Hikers

One of the big reasons that I started Monica Goes was because I saw so many amazing blogs and vlogs of experts going on epic adventures but I kept thinking “What about the rest of us? What about the people like me who loved the outdoors but had NO clue where to start or what I needed? The ones who are scared of the unknown and intimidated by the adrenaline junkies but want to give it a go?”

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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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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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21 Wilderness Survival Skills That May Save Your Life

21 Wilderness Survival Skills That May Save Your Life

Getting involved in outdoor activities in one of the best way to embrace a healthy and exciting life. In fact, around 50% of US residents are involved in outdoor activities in 2014 (according to a report by outdoor foundation).

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Mugu, Mountain Lions, and Miles - Hiking La Jolla Valley Loop

Mugu, Mountain Lions, and Miles - Hiking La Jolla Valley Loop

A couple of months ago I took an awesome, adventurous, and almost life-threatening hike into the Santa Monica Mountains. Some friends invited me to go camping at Point Mugu State Park in Malibu and how could I resist,  beach, mountains, and bonfires; perfection!

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